Five 2023 Oscar-nominated films connected with FSU film school 


Five of the films nominated for the 95th Academy Awards boast a Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts alumnus on their crew.

Allison Rose Carter was co-producer of the multi-nominated film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which is up for Best Picture and Best Director. In addition, three films nominated for Best Animated Feature have FSU alumni connections. Marc Ostroff was a finance executive and Sara Bennett Crowley served as production manager on “Pinocchio”; Brendan Murphy was associate production manager on “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”; Ostroff also served as a finance executive on “The Sea Beast,”; and Ivette Garcia was casting director for a Best Animated Short nominee.

“The FSU film school taught me that I was most interested in the daring challenges of independent film and brought me together with a group of like-minded adventurers,” Carter said. “There are so many people at FSU who helped bring me to where I am, and I will forever be grateful.”

On March 12, the College of Motion Picture Arts is hosting its annual live event, “A Night at the Oscars,” where they will live stream the 95th Academy Awards ceremony and cheer on these five alumni. The event features an Oscar poll, a silent auction and giveaways. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to supporting the students and programs within the college.

“We are excited again to celebrate Hollywood’s big night with a live event and proud to have five nominated films that our alumni worked on,” said Reb Braddock, dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts. “We learned from the 2016 Best Picture-winner ‘Moonlight’ that the Oscars are even more fun when we’re rooting for our FSU film family.”

The 95th Oscars will take place at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 12, in Los Angeles and broadcast on ABC.

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