Columbia College Chicago Alumni Nominated for 90th Academy Awards

Columbia College Chicago is thrilled to see some familiar alumni names affiliated with Oscar nominated films! From directing and casting, to producing and editing, our alumni continue to help shape the culture of our time. We are incredibly proud to see the achievements of our alumni on a global stage.

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Best Picture


Art Director, Benjamin Nowicki ’97

Get Out

Production supervisor: Fairhope Unit, Laura Altmann ’98

The Post

Cast as Ben Bagdikian, Bob Odenkirk, attended in the 1980s
Director of Photography, Janusz Kaminski ’87
Casting, Ellen Lewis ’01


Best Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Director, Steve James ’12 Honorary Degree Recipient


Original Song

“Stand Up for Something” from Marshall

Diane Warren ’16 Honorary Degree Recipient


Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography


Executive Producer, George Tillman Jr. ’91, ’13 Honorary Degree Recipient

Executive Producer, Bob Teitel ’90, ’13 Honorary Degree Recipient, and former faculty member


Visual Effects

Kong: Skull Island

Director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts ’06


Best Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby

Associate Editor, Jacquelyn Karambelas ’04

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