New York Film Academy – 2021 Awards Season Recap

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New York Film Academy (NYFA) is proud share the outstanding achievements from the 2021 Awards Season recognizing members of the NYFA community, including alumni and guest speakers.

Amid Hollywood’s pandemic year, the 2021 Oscars nominations shattered many records related to diversity and historic milestones that have cemented this year’s ceremony as one to watch. Read more >>

NYFA Nominations

Shivani Rawat (1-Year Screenwriting NYFA alum)

Christina Oh (NYFA Guest Speaker)

  • NOMINATED – Best Picture (Minari)

The EE BAFTAs took place on the weekend of 10 and 11 April 2021 and will be broadcast on the BBC. Read more >>

NYFA Nominations

Akinola Davies Jr (NYFA Filmmaking alum)

  • NOMINATED – Best British Short Film (Lizard)

Shivani Rawat (1-Year Screenwriting NYFA alum)

Christina Oh (NYFA Guest Speaker)

  • NOMINATED – Best Film Not in the English language (Minari)

NYFA Nominations

Shivani Rawat (1-Year Screenwriting NYFA alum)

NYFA Awards

Christina Oh (NYFA Guest Speaker

  • WINNER – Best Foreign Language Film (Minari)

This year, with the pandemic crippling much of Hollywood’s cinema distribution and disrupting filming productions across the globe, the Golden Globes still proved that content was in no short supply for viewers in 2020. Read more >>

NYFA Nominations

Shivani Rawat (1-Year Screenwriting NYFA alum)

Christina Oh (NYFA Guest Speaker)

  • NOMINATED – Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language (Minari) 

Al Pacino (NYFA Guest Speaker)

  • NOMINATED –  Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Hunters)

Carl Weathers (NYFA Guest Speaker)

  • NOMINATED –  Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (The Mandalorian)

Glenn Close (NYFA Guest Speaker)

  • NOMINATED –  Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture (Hillbilly Elegy)

Bryan Cranston (NYFA Guest Speaker)

  • NOMINATED –  Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Your Honor)

The 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards aired Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 pm ET and 7:00 pm PT. Read more >>

NYFA Nominations

  • NOMINATED – Best Motion Picture – Best Feature (Minari)

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced its list of nominations for this year’s NAACP Image Awards, an annual awards ceremony crediting the outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature of the past year. This year, NYFA alumni and guest speakers were among the list of distinguished nominees across multiple categories. 

In addition to the NYFA community’s nominations, alum Paquita Hughes worked on the production team for the Hulu drama Little Fires Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. Ten-time nominee Jingle Jangle from David E. Talbert was worked on by alum  Francesco Panzieri, who worked as the in-house compositing supervisor for the film. Read more >>

NYFA Nominations

Issa Rae (4-Week Filmmaking NYFA alum)

  • NOMINATED – Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series  (Insecure – “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself”)
  • NOMINATED – Outstanding Guest Performance (Saturday Night Live)
  • NOMINATED – Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (The Photograph)

Alfonso Ribeiro (4-Week Filmmaking NYFA alum)

  • NOMINATED – Outstanding Variety Show (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion)
  • NOMINATED – Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition (America’s Funniest Home Videos)

Lisa Cortés (6-Week Producing NYFA alum)

Cedric The Entertainer (NYFA Guest Speaker)

  • NOMINATED – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (The Neighborhood)

NYFA Awards

  • WINNER – Outstanding Comedy Series (Insecure)
  • WINNER – Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Insecure)

The Producers Guild of America Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Read more >>

NYFA Nominations

Shivani Rawat (1-Year Screenwriting NYFA alum)

Christina Oh

  • NOMINATED – Best Picture (Minari)

The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4, 2021. 

NYFA guest speaker and Minari producer Christina Oh’s film received three nominations for her cast, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Yuh-Jung Youn – WON), and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Steven Yeun).

NYFA alum Shivani Rawats The Trial of The Chicago 7 received three nominations including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Sacha Baron Cohen), and  Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.

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NYFA Awards

  • WINNER – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (The Trial of The Chicago 7)

This year, NYFA alum Akinola Davies Jr. won the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival for his film Lizard. Read more >>

NYFA Awards

  • WINNER – NYFA Filmmaking alum Akinola Davies Jr.; Short Film Grand Jury Prize (Lizard).

New York Film Academy congratulates all of this year’s nominees and winners and looks forward to seeing the incredible creative work recognized in 2022. 

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