Carnegie Mellon University

Academy Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors motion picture artists and craftsmen at its annual awards ceremony, also known as the Oscars. Carnegie Mellon alumni have received six Academy Awards to date.


Holly Hunter, College of Fine Arts 1980

Best Actress in a Leading Role, 1993
"The Piano"

Ann Roth, College of Fine Arts 1953
Best Costume Design, 1996
"The English Patient"

Stephen Schwartz, College of Fine Arts 1968
Best Music, Original Song, 1998
"When You Believe" from "The Prince of Egypt"

Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score, 1995
"Pocahontas"

Best Music, Original Song, 1995
"Colors of the Wind" from "Pocohontas"

Richard Shoup, College of Engineering 1965, 1970
Scientific Engineering, 1997
For development of digital paint systems for motion picture production
Awarded jointly with A.R. Smith and T. Porter