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12 Years a Slave

At this year’s Academy Awards, the Oscar for Best Picture went to 12 Years a Slave, produced and directed by Steve McQueen (TSOA nongrad alum), while writer John Ridley (GAL ’87) took home Best Adapted Screenplay for penning the historical drama… Martin Scorsese (WSC ’64, STEINHARDT ’68, HON ’92) earned a Best Director nomination for The Wolf of Wall Street, written by fellow nominee Terence Winter (WSUC ’84) and executive produced by Georgia Kacandes (TSOA ’85) and Irwin Winkler (STERN ’56)… Also vying for the top prize this year were American Hustle, the 1970s-era crime drama produced by Mark Kamine (TSOA ’92) and Richard Suckle (GAL ’91); Somali pirate thriller Captain Phillips, produced by Michael De Luca (TSOA ’95); and true-life AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club, produced by Robbie Brenner (TSOA ’93)… Meanwhile at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad was named Outstanding Drama Series for the show’s final season, with gold statuettes going to creator Vince Gilligan (TSOA ’89) and producers Stewart A. Lyons (TSOA ’72, STERN ’79) and Thomas Schnauz (TSOA ’88)… For the fourth consecutive year, Outstanding Comedy Series went to Modern Family and its writer-producers Paul Corrigan (TSOA ’94), Brad Walsh (TSOA ’94), and Bill Wrubel (TSOA ’93)… HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, written by Richard LaGravenese (TSOA ’80), won for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie… Jessie Mott (STEINHARDT ’02) and Alex Jovanovich (STEINHARDT ’10) were among the artists selected to participate in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2014 Biennial.

Renée Alfuso