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Alumni Behind the Scenes: The Academy Awards 2020 Special

by Mariebelle Alagbate

We couldn’t be any prouder of our Academy of Art alumni now taking front and center for contributing to Academy Award-nominated productions. We’ve covered them in the past, but achievements like this are worth repeating any chance we can get!

So here we are, once again sending our heartfelt congratulations to our alumni, for being part of the nominated teams in the respective Academy Award categories, and also for being simply part of and contributing to the production as a whole.

Best Visual Effects

Best Animated Feature Film

Missing Link
Cynthia Chen, MFA, Motion Picture and Television – Editing (2017) – Colorist Alex Widener (2013) – Pipeline Developer Tyler Fermelis, BFA, Computer Arts, 3D Modeling (2006) – RP Character Modeler Guillermo Martinez, BFA 2D Character Animation (2010) – Story Artist
Academy of Art Alumni in Toy Story 4

Best Animated Short

Kitbull by Pixar
Written & Directed by: Rosanna Sullivan – School of Animation & Visual Effects

Of course, we’d also like to send our congratulations to all the other alumni who worked in other Academy Award-nominated films, althought they worked in other departments. Their contribution to the production as a whole helped fulfill the goals of these fine works.

The 2020 Academy Awards night happens on February 9, 2020. Keep it posted here for the winners!


It truly is inspirational to have Academy of Art University graduates making their marks in their chosen industries. If you aspire to be like them, start shaping your career by choosing from one of the Academy’s entertainment arts programs: film school, music production school, screenwriting school, acting school, and animation school.

Request information from our admissions representatives for more details, or apply now if you’re ready to be a part of our art school community.


Hero image courtesy of Academy Awards

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