Academy Awards Nominations

Filmmaker Courtney Marsh (B.A. '09) is nominated for her first Academy Award, in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category, for Chau, Beyond the Lines. Her 34-minute film spotlights Chau, a 16-year-old teenager in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, who is disabled by the effects of Agent Orange but aspires to become a professional artist and clothing designer. Additionally, Six UCLA TFT alumni and a lecturer have affiliations with seven films, including Chau, Beyond the Lines, that are nominated for Academy Awards this year. They are:

Best Picture
Bridge of Spies
Hilary Parkin, costumer (B.A. '08)

The Martian
Pietro Scalia, editor (B.A. '82)

The Revenant
Larry Kemp, dialogue editor (B.A. '72)

Best Animated Feature
Jennifer Newfield, production manager (B.A. '07)
Mike Johnson, guest animator (Lecturer)

Inside Out
Erick Oh, animator (M.F.A. '10)

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Chau, beyond the lines
Marcelo Mitnik, writer (M.F.A. '05)

Best Short Film (Animated)
Sanjay's Super Team
Erick Oh, animator (M.F.A. '10)

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 28 and airs live on ABC.

Posted: February 26, 2016