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Feb 27, 2017
Full Sail University Announces Graduate Results for The 89th Annual Academy Awards

Full Sail University is proud to announce that 66 graduates were credited on 10 Oscar-winning films at the 89th annual Academy Awards. Graduates of Full Sail University have participated in industry roles on 15 Best Picture winning films over the last 22 years, including this year’s Best Picture winner, Moonlight. The Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, aired live on Sunday, February 26, on ABC.

Full Sail graduates have worked on films that won in 19 different categories including: Best Picture, Animated Feature, Film Editing, Cinematography, Directing, Production Design, Visual Effects, Costume Design, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Original Song, Original Score, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing, just to name a few. Among these categories, Full Sail graduates were credited on the winning films: Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, Fences, Zootopia, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hacksaw Ridge, Suicide Squad, Arrival, and The Jungle Book. At this year’s awards ceremony, a total of 150 Full Sail graduates were credited on 37 Oscar-nominated films across 21 categories.

“We are proud of the incredible achievements of Full Sail graduates at this year’s Oscar Awards, and we wish them continued success in the future,” said Jay Noble, Full Sail University’s Vice President of Alumni Relations.

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 2016 “Top 25 Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2016 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail University is a Graduate and Undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.


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