AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006) has made history as the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award® in the Cinematography category, for MUDBOUND.
Scott Frank (AFI Class of 1984) received a nomination for Adapted Screenplay for LOGAN. This is his second Oscar® nomination. LOGAN is the first superhero film ever to receive a nomination in this category.
Nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards® were announced on Tuesday morning.
The AFI Conservatory has a proud legacy with cinematographers recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — including AFI graduates Caleb Deschanel (AFI Class of 1969, five nominations), Robert Elswit (AFI Class of 1977, winner for THERE WILL BE BLOOD and two-time nominee), Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987, winner for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and SCHINDLER’S LIST, and six-time nominee), Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992, one nomination), Wally Pfister (AFI Class of 1991, winner for INCEPTION and four-time nominee) and Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979, winner for THE AVIATOR, HUGO and JFK, and nine-time nominee).
With this year’s nominations, alumni have throughout history received a total of 151 Academy Award® nominations, with 30 wins.
81% of AFI Conservatory alumni report that they are working — and at prestigious, award-winning and record-breaking levels. In the 2017-2018 awards season, AFI Conservatory alumni awards have included: 30 alumni recognized across AFI AWARDS 2017; seven Writers Guild of America Award nominations and the WGA West’s 2018 Paul Selvin Award; five American Society of Cinematographers Award nominations; four Directors Guild of America Award nominations; four Producers Guild nominations and one win; three Golden Globe nominations; three Primetime Emmy® wins; two ACE Eddie Award nominations; and much more.