Mar   2014



Alma Maters of 2014 Oscar Winners

Senior Editor, Marketing Manager, Wintergreen Orchard House
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2014

There is definitely a stigma out there that much of the entertainment world is uneducated. While Ellen Degeneres did call Amy Adams out last night on not having a college degree (we still love her), there were plenty of college graduates surrounding her, notably in the winner’s circle. Check out where the 2014 winners went to college and started their journey to an Oscar-worthy career!

  • Achievement in Cinematography and Achievement in Directing: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Achievement in Costume Design: Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby), Sydney College of the Arts and East Sydney Technical College
  • Achievement in Sound Mixing: Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri,Chris Munro; Christoper Benstead (Gravity), South Holderness Technology College and University of Surrey
  • Animated Feature Film: Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho; Chris Buck (Frozen), California Institute of the Arts
  • Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), University of Texas at Austin
  • Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), University of Melbourne
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), New York University
  • Best Original Score: Stephen Price (Gravity), Emmanuel College, Cambridge University
  • Best Original Song (Frozen): Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Williams College; Robert Lopez, Yale University
  • Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), School of Visual Arts
  • Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Yale University
  • Documentary Feature: Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers; Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom), Vassar College and University of Pennsylvania

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About Megan Gibbs

Megan Gibbs

Megan is the Assistant Director of Online Marketing and Analytics Carnegie Communications, where she has worked since graduating from Merrimack College in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. When not daydreaming about winning an Emmy or Oscar as a screenwriter, she spends her days working as Wintergreen’s editor for colleges and universities in the Southeast and building their scholarship database. As an avid sports fan and high school athlete herself, Megan not only looks forward to all Boston sports seasons, but also can't wait to root for her younger sister as she begins her Merrimack College softball career as a catcher this upcoming fall. She hopes to provide a fun and unique look at college and university-level athletics from March Madness, scholarships, and recruitment to intramurals and athletic culture! 

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