Three 2018 Oscar Nominations for NFTS Alumni

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Three 2018 Oscar Nominations for NFTS Alumni

Over 70 Graduates Credited

We are proud to announce that three NFTS alumni are nominated for Oscars in this year’s Academy Awards, which takes place on the 4th March 2018.

Roger Deakins incredibly gets his 15th Oscar nomination in the ‘Cinematography’ category for Bladerunner 2049; surely 2018 will be his year! Stuart Wilson clocks up his fifth nomination, this time for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the ‘Sound Mixing’ category. Hugh Welchman receives his second Oscar nomination, having won an Oscar previously for short film, Peter and The Wolf. His 2018 nomination is in the ‘Animated Feature’ category for, Loving Vincent, which is the world’s first fully painted animated feature film.

In addition, over 70 NFTS graduates are credited on Oscar nominated films (see below for full credits) meaning that there are an incredible 199 NFTS alumni credits across 2018 BAFTA and Oscar nominated films and thirteen individual 2018 Oscar and BAFTA nominations!

If you are interested in following in our graduates’ footsteps, why not sign up to one of our many upcoming open days – more info at www.nfts.co.uk/opendays

Best Picture:

Darkest Hour: Composer, Dario Marianelli; Editor, Valerio Bonelli; Assistant Art Director, Isona Rigau; Set Designer, James Collins; Scoring Assistants, Jessica Jones & Tim Morrish; Production Coordinator, Lawrence Mason

Dunkirk: Art Department Assistant, Jelle Rebry; Animator, Thomas Phillips-Howard; Location Co-ordinator UK, Caroline Houghton

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Lead Compositor, Dillan Nicholls

Best Animated Feature:

Loving Vincent: Producer/Co-Writer/Co-Director, Hugh Welchman; Rerecording Mixer, Markus Moll; Boom Operator, Jodie Campbell; Boom Operator [Dailies], Alex Bryce

Best Animated Short:

Revolting Rhymes: Sound Designer/Sound Mixer, Adrian Rhodes; Foley Artist, Peter Warnock

Best Cinematography:

Blade Runner 2049: DoP, Roger Deakins

Best Sound Editing:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Production Sound Mixer, Stuart Wilson; Boom Operator, Tom Fennell; Compositor, Adam Arnot; Compositing Supervisor, Dan Snape; Layout Artists, Jake Ferris & Shivani Shah; Scanning Coordinator, Kathleen Squire; Location Coordinator Caterina Boselli; Stand-By Art Director, Huw Arthur; Concept Designer, Kim Frederiksen; Concept Artist, Tim Browning; Junior Set Designer, Paul Savulescu

Best Sound Mixing:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Production Sound Mixer, Stuart Wilson; Boom Operator, Tom Fennell; Compositor, Adam Arnot; Compositing Supervisor, Dan Snape; Layout Artists, Jake Ferris & Shivani Shah; Scanning Coordinator, Kathleen Squire; Location Coordinator Caterina Boselli; Stand-By Art Director, Huw Arthur; Concept Designer, Kim Frederiksen; Concept Artist, Tim Browning; Junior Set Designer, Paul Savulescu

Best Production Design:

The Beauty and the Beast: Concept Artist, Eva Kuntz; Junior Draughtspersons, Isona Rigau & Alexandra Toomey; Compositors, Ruochen Wang & Nicholas Zissimos; Work Experience, Sara Taddei

Darkest Hour: Composer, Dario Marianelli; Editor, Valerio Bonelli; Assistant Art Director, Isona Rigau; Set Designer, James Collins; Scoring Assistants, Jessica Jones & Tim Morrish; Production Coordinator, Lawrence Mason

Dunkirk: Art Department Assistant, Jelle Rebry; Animator, Thomas Phillips-Howard; Location Co-ordinator UK, Caroline Houghton

Best Visual Effects:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2:  Visual Effects Artist, Cat Harris; Compositors, Luke Hardisty & Felipe Olid Guerrero; Creature Effects TD, Samuel Walsh

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Production Sound Mixer, Stuart Wilson; Boom Operator, Tom Fennell; Compositor, Adam Arnot; Compositing Supervisor, Dan Snape; Layout Artists, Jake Ferris & Shivani Shah; Scanning Coordinator, Kathleen Squire; Location Coordinator Caterina Boselli; Stand-By Art Director, Huw Arthur; Concept Designer, Kim Frederiksen; Concept Artist, Tim Browning; Junior Set Designer, Paul Savulescu

Best Film Editing:

Baby Driver: First Assistant Editor, Jerry Ramsbottom