Login Form

AFI Conservatory Awards Season Update

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

American Film Institute is proud to share the most recent awards season accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni who have to date received six Golden Globe nominations, plus PGA and NAACP Image Award nominations and are shortlisted in five Oscar Categories.

73rd Golden Globe Award Nominations
This week, the following Conservatory alumni received six Golden Globe nominations:  AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL executive producers Brad Falchuk (AFI Class of 1994), Bradley Buecker (AFI Class of 2003) and Dante Di Loreto (AFI Class of 1991) for Best Television Limited Series; ANOMALISA co-director/producer Duke Johnson (AFI Class of 2006) for Best Motion Picture — Animated; plus MR. ROBOT executive producers Sam Esmail (AFIClass of 2004), who is also the show’s creator, and Steve Golin (AFIClass of 1981) for Best Television Drama. Golin is also nominated for two Best Motion Picture awards as a producer on both THE REVENANT and SPOTLIGHT.  TRANSPARENT producer Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973) has been nominated in the Television Comedy category.

27th Producers Guild of America Award Nominations
Three AFI Conservatory alumni received Producers Guild of America Award nominations for television: HOMELAND’s Lesli Linka Glatter (AFI DWW, Class of 1982) for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama; TRANSPARENT’s Rick Rosenthal for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy; and THE VOICE’s Lee Metzger (AFI Class of 2000) for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television.

47th NAACP Image Award Nominations
Also announced this week, the nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Award include Cicely Tyson (AFIDWW, Class of 1977), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER; Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (AFIClass of 1995), Outstanding Directing for ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL; and LaToya Morgan (AFIClass of 2005), Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES.

In this current year to date,AFIConservatory graduates have also received:  five spots throughout the Academy Award® shortlists; four WGA Award nominations; two Gotham Awards; three Annie Awards nominations; 10 Satellite Awards nominations; four Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations; three British Independent Film Award nominations; a News and Documentary Emmy Award®; a historic sweep of the 2015 Student Academy Awards Narrative category’s gold, silver and bronze prizes; two wins at the 67th Emmy Awards®; the FIPRESCI and Best Canadian Feature prizes at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival; the 72nd Venice International Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize; the 2015 BAFTA U.S. Student Film Award; the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation First Prize; and five wins at the 36th College Television Awards.

About theAFIConservatory
AFI Fellows make four to 10 films during their training. Graduates of the Conservatory are part of an elite group of 4,845 alumni — with 81% of AFI alumni working in the field according to a recent survey. Artists from the Conservatory have received a total of 133 Academy Award®nominations and 27 wins. Throughout the completed 2014-2015 academic year,AFI alumni have been nominated for 202 awards by 38 major guilds, academies and other professional associations — with 72 award wins.

The AFI Conservatory offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. Aspiring artists learn from the masters in a collaborative, hands-on production environment with an emphasis on storytelling. Within the Conservatory is also a unique training program, the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW).AFI Conservatory's alumni have been consistently recognized with all of the major industry awards — Academy Awards®, Emmy Awards®, guild awards — as well as the Tony Awards®. Esteemed director, producer and screenwriter James L. Brooks serves as Artistic Director of theAFIConservatory where he provides creative leadership for the elite film program. Proud supporter of the AFI Conservatory is American Airlines, the official airline of AFI and VIZIO, the official home theater sponsor of AFI.

 

Haute Tease

  • Film Independent’s LA Film Festival Announces New Partnership with Arclight Cinemas

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards as well as the Festival, today announced a major new partnership with ArcLight Cinemas.  

  • Kristen Bell, Bobby Flay, Taye Diggs, Tom Colicchio and Naked Juice Do Some Good with Their Selfies

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Grab a Pineapple, squeeze those melons, take a selfie holding your favorite produce and post with the hash tag #DrinkGoodDoGood, and Naked Juice, the delicious fruit and vegetable drink, will donate up to 10 lbs of produce to needy communities.

     
  • LUXE Sunset Boulevard: Exquisitely Opulent and Simply Elegant

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LUXE Sunset Boulevard compound, a hidden tranquil sanctuary, provides an escape, through the lushly landscaped gardens, soundproofing or magic, from the cacophony of the world outside.

     
  • Colorado Cannabis Dealers Stock Shelves

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Colorado cannabis dealers are expecting brisk sales, generating upwards of $67M in tax revenue, as the Rocky Mountain state is the first to completely legalize, without prescription, the sale, distribution and use of marijuana.

     
  • A Pink Suitcase Book Review – Empowering Stories from Women Who Dared

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Pink Suitcase, from World Traveler Press, presents twenty-two provocative individual stories of empowered woman who dared to fulfill their dreams of global expedition, from hiking the Appalachian Trail to entering Gutsy Gal adventures.

     
  • People Exclusive: Police Recover Body of Missing Alabama Teen Who Called Mother to Say Someone Was Trying to Kill Him

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    EXCLUSIVE REPRINT (NEW YORK) – Police have found the body of a 19-year-old Alabama boy who went missing Saturday after telling his mother by phone that someone was trying to kill him.

     
  • Money News: US Markets Close Up; World Markets Steady; Asian Markets in a Tailspin

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The four U.S. Markets, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Russell 2000, running on the Bureau of Economic Analysis' Gross Domestic Product announcement of a 4.6% growth spurred investor's confidence throughout the week and aided as the markets rallied and managed, across the board, to close slightly up.