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Sheridan Alumni Help Hit Shows Garner Golden Globe Nominations

December 15, 2017

The annual Golden Globe nominees were announced Monday, and Sheridan alumni and faculty have played a role in the success of many of the films and television shows up for the top awards, including Best Animated Film and Best Television Series. The winners will be announced on January 7, 2018.

In the Best Animated Film category, grads worked on The Boss Baby, Ferdinand and Coco, as well as The Breadwinner, for which alumnus Frank Falcone (Computer Animation ’92) is an executive producer. Meanwhile Sheridan Art Fundamentals Professor Valerie Fulford was a painting animator on Loving Vincent.

Nearly two dozen alumni also worked on The Shape of Water, which is nominated for Best Picture, Drama; and several others worked on The Greatest Showman, nominated for Best Picture, Musical/Comedy. On the television side, they contributed to three programs nominated for the Best Television Series, Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale; Stranger Things; and Game of Thrones. Grads who contributed to all nominated productions worked on a diverse range of activities, including animation, sound editing and special effects.

“Congratulations to all our alumni who worked on nominated productions,” says Ronni Rosenberg, Dean of the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. “Their success is the result of the commitment of our highly skilled faculty members, who bring their real-world experiences to the classroom and who have close ties with industry to keep curriculum current.”

Alumni from Sheridan’s programs in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design are renowned for their expertise, innovation and creativity, and they have a long history of success at the Golden Globes.  Alumni have contributed to every film that has won the Best Animated Motion Picture category since the award’s inception in 2006.  Dean DeBlois, a 1990 Animation graduate, won the award in 2015 for writing and directing How to Train Your Dragon 2.