DAVE School Announces Graduate Nomination Results for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards


DAVE School proudly announces that 8 of its graduates have been credited on 3 Oscar-nominated projects at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. The annual ceremony is happening on Sunday, April 25th from 8:00 pm EST to 11:00 pm EST. The ceremonies have been held in the Dolby Theatre exclusively since 2002, but due to COVID-19 protocols, this year it will be split between Dolby Theatre and Union Station, which is a transit hub for the city. The ceremony date itself is also later this year, being pushed back from February as a result of COVID-19 and movie theaters just beginning to open back up.

DAVE School graduates worked on nominated projects in the following 2 categories: Visual Effects and Best Picture. The projects they worked on that are nominated are: The Midnight Sky, Mulan and Judas and the Black Messiah.

“Being nominated for the Academy Awards is no easy feat and we are overjoyed to learn of our graduate nominations on these projects. Our graduates never cease to amaze us and we wish them continued success in their careers. Once a DAVE student is always a DAVE Student and we will be cheering them on from the sidelines,” stated Executive Director Gina Rhodes.

For more information on the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, please visit oscars.org and to learn more about DAVE School alumni, please visit daveschool.com.

About The DAVE School

The DAVE School was founded on June 8, 2000 by two Industry executives looking to create #CareerReady artists with a practical animation school. Today, The DAVE School offers specialized training in Visual Effects and Game Production with extensive practice under industry level supervision.

Located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®, The DAVE School has an 18,000 square foot facility that includes learning and interactive labs, a dedicated Virtual and Real-Time production stage, a Vicon motion capture system, 3D printing and VR/AR labs and secure student access 7 days a week.

NUC University (NUC) is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), NUC University – Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) is included in this accreditation. NUC’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)