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And the winner is . . .

Two Cornellians are nominated for Oscars this year, and both will attend a Cornell Club of Los Angeles event tonight.

Thelma Schoonmaker ’61, Martin Scorsese’s longtime film editor, is up for “Hugo.” If she wins Feb. 26, it will be Schoonmaker’s fourth Academy Award. She won for “Raging Bull” (1980), “The Aviator” (2005) and “The Departed (2006).





Danfung Dennis ‘05 is nominated for best documentary for his film “Hell and Back Again,” the harrowing story of an American soldier’s return to civilian life after service in Afghanistan. Dennis’ film has already won at Sundance and is set to air on the PBS series “Independent Lens” in May.




Last year all three nominated Cornellians took an Oscar home: David Seidler ’59, for Best Original Screenplay for “The King’s Speech,” producer Ryan Silbert ’02, for Best Live Action Short “God of Love and Chris Allen ‘94 for technical achievement.


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