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 seven Academy Awards to date.

Holly Hunter, College of Fine Arts 1980
Best Actress in a Leading Role, 1993
"The Piano"

Drew Olbrich, School of Computer Science 1992
Technical Achievement, 2013
For creating the Light system for computer graphics lighting at PDI/Dreamworks
Awarded jointly with Lawrence Kesteloot and Daniel Wexler

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

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

Richard Shoup, College of Engineering 1965, School of Computer Science 1970
Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development, 1983
For concept and development of the first electronics graphics creative system
Awarded jointly with A.R. Smith and T. Porter