Oscar nominations are out, and Temple University is represented twice over!
Colman Domingo has a historic nomination in the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in RUSTIN, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph continues her award season streak with her nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in THE HOLDOVERS.
Da’Vine is in the middle of an award sweep right now; she's a first-time winner at the Critics Choice Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, Sag-Aftra Awards, People's Choice Awards as well as several film festivals. THE HOLDOVERS received 6 total Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
This is Colman’s first ever Oscar Award nomination, and it’s a notable one: his nomination marks the second time an openly gay man has been nominated for portraying a gay character in the Best Leading Actor category. The first was Ian McKellen in 1999 for GODS AND MONSTERS.
ALSO worth noting -- Alum Jordan Dobson ('17) is featured in the Best Picture Oscar-Nominated film MAESTRO
Congratulations, Da’Vine, Colman and Jordan! The Oscars Award ceremony will be broadcast live on March 10th, at 7pm EST.
Are YOU a Temple Alum involved in an Oscar-nominated film? Let us know at J.lindner@Temple.edu