AFI Alums earn Oscar Noms
On January 13, 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards®. Congratulations to the following AFI Conservatory alumni for their Oscar nominations:
Scott Silver (AFI Class of 1992)
Best Adapted Screenplay – JOKER
Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979)
Best Cinematography – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Colette Sandstedt (AFI Class of 2003)
Best Documentary Short Subject – WALK RUN CHA-CHA
In addition to Silver’s nomination, JOKER earned 11 nominations (the most for any film), including Best Picture and Best Lead Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD was right behind with a total of 10 nominations, also landing a Best Picture nomination and Best Director for Quentin Tarantino. For Richardson, this is his 10th nomination and he’s won the award a total of three times.
The winners will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.