Full Sail University Announces 35 Graduates Worked on 7 Oscar-Winning Films at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
WINTER PARK, FL, February 25, 2013 – Full Sail University is proud to announce that 35 graduates worked on 7 Oscar-winning films at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Graduates of Full Sail University have participated in industry roles on 11 Best Picture winning films over the last 18 years, including this year’s Best Picture winner, Argo. The Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, aired live on Sunday, February 24, on ABC.
Full Sail graduates worked on films that won in categories including: Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Animated Feature, Directing, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Writing (Original Screenplay), Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Production Design, and Visual Effects. Among these categories, Full Sail graduates were credited on the winning films: Argo, Brave, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall, and Zero Dark Thirty.
At this year’s awards ceremony, a total of 118 graduates were credited on 22 Oscar-nominated motion pictures including: Flight, The Impossible, The Sessions, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Wreck-It Ralph, Mirror Mirror, Marvel’s The Avengers, Prometheus, Moonrise Kingdom, Snow White and The Huntsman, Hitchcock, Ted, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Maggie Simpson In “The Longest Daycare.”
“Full Sail University is proud to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our alumni who have worked in various roles on this year’s academy award-nominated and winning films,” said Anne Watters, Full Sail University Program Director of Film. “We are humbled by the talent demonstrated by our graduates and we thank them for being a constant source of inspiration to our students and the university as a whole.”
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.