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Congrats to AFI Conservatory Alumni on Their Oscar-Winning Films

AFI is proud to highlight the AFI Conservatory alumni featured in the 88th Academy Awards®, which followed an unprecedented awards season run for AFI graduates. Producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) received the Best Picture Oscar® for SPOTLIGHT. The film’s credits also include cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002) with a special thanks to Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Michael Rezendes (AFI Class of 1999), played by Mark Ruffalo in the film. Read our interview with Rezendes here.

88th Oscars®, Academy Awards, Telecast

Altogether, four AFI Conservatory alumni received a total of five Oscar® nominations. Below is the full list of AFI alumni who worked on this year’s Academy Award®-nominated films:

ANOMALISA
Duke Johnson (AFI Class of 2006), Director/Producer
Joe Passarelli (AFI Class of 2006), Cinematographer
Robert Kraetsch (AFI Class of 2006), Gaffer
Jean-Paul Bonneau (AFI Class of 2012), Additional Lighting Technician
Ezequiel Casares (AFI Class of 2012), Additional Lighting Technician
Edward Salerno, Jr. (AFI Class of 2013), Additional Lighting Technician
Lee Young (AFI Class of 2012), Best Boy/Lighting Technician
Best Animated Feature (Nominee)

BRIDGE OF SPIES
Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987), Cinematographer
Sarah Broshar (AFI Class of 2005), Additional Editor
Best Picture (Nominee)

CARTEL LAND
Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973), Executive Producer
Best Documentary (Nominee)

DAY ONE
Henry Hughes (AFI Class of 2014), Director/Writer
Michael Steiner (AFI Class of 2014), Producer
Kee Kyung (AFI Class of 2014), Cinematographer
Anisha Acharya (AFI Class of 2014), Editor
Benji Cox (AFI Class of 2014), Production Designer
Best Live Action Short (Nominee)

THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979), Cinematographer
Kil Won Yu (AFI Class of 2010), Assistant Art Director
Best Cinematography (Nominee)

INSIDE OUT
John Roesch (AFI Class of 1977), Foley Artist
Best Animated Feature (Winner)

THE REVENANT
Philip Lee (AFI Class of 1993), Executive Producer
Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981), Producer
Best Picture (Nominee)

ROOM
David Gross (AFI Class of 2004), Producer
Best Picture (Nominee)

SON OF SAUL
Mátyás Erdély (AFI Class of 2005), Cinematographer
Best Foreign Language Film (Winner)

SPOTLIGHT
Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981), Producer
Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002), Cinematographer
Michael Rezendes (AFI Class of 1999), Character (Based On)
Best Picture (Winner)

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006), Cinematographer
Best Documentary (Nominee)

Academy Awards® photo: Aaron Poole / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Comments (8)

Clint Smith

Congratulations! Job well done



Elham Madani

I was a guest when spot light received the Award and I noticed how audience loved it by many
applauding the film.I love AFI .It is a real cinema school



paul

Glorious moment for AFI. Congrats



Eduard Markley

Congrats to all the Winners & Nominee’s of AFI … You all are the “Class” of our org. It just goes to show you that hard work, determination and of course … A little bit of luck … What can be accomplished ! !

Ever onward and
upward until the
journey has ended …



Eduard Markley

Congrats to all the Academy Award Winners & Nominee’s of AFI … You all are the “Class” of our org. It just goes to show you that hard work, determination and of course … A little bit of luck … What can be accomplished ! !

Ever onward and
upward until the
journey has ended …



Denise Scroope

Congratulations all who worked on “SPOTLIGHT”
these stories need to be told and you have done it so well.
Thank you AFI Conservatory for your training of so many wonderful film makers. D. Scroope.



Gregory Earls

Really proud. Go AFI!



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