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Golden Globe Awards

When the prizes were handed out last night at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, a pair of projects that had the involvement of two UCLA TFT alumni emerged victorious: Erick Oh (M.F.A. '10) was an animator on Pixar's Inside Out, which earned the best animated feature prize; and John J. Strauss (B.A. ’80) was a writer on Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, which received the best television series, comedy or musical prize.

The nominations for the Golden Globes were announced on Thursday, Dec. 10. Including Oh and Strauss, a total of nine UCLA TFT alumni and a UCLA TFT lecturer had involvement with the following nominated films and TV series:

MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY/MUSICAL
Spy, Mellisa Bretherton (B.A. ’77), film editor
Trainwreck, Amanda Glaze (B.A. ’08), associate producer

ANIMATED FEATURE
Inside Out, Erick Oh (M.F.A. ’10), animator
The Peanuts Movie, David Vasquez (B.A. ’90), animator

TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY/MUSICAL
Casual, Sheila Callaghan (M.F.A. ’97), writer
Mozart in the Jungle, John J. Strauss (B.A. ’80), writer; Mark Steilen (M.F.A. ’96), writer
Transparent, Silas Howard (M.F.A. ’10), director

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
American Horror Story: Hotel, Crystal Liu (B.A. ’02), writer; Mark Worthington (UCLA TFT lecturer), series production designer

Ricky Gervais returned for his third stint as host of the gala, which took place at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel and aired live on NBC.

Posted: January 11, 2016