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Reisman gets Oscar nods for The Danish Girl

Linda Reisman, Senior Distinguished Producer-in-Residence at Emerson, was executive producer of The Danish Girl, which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

The Danish Girl, executive produced by Emerson College faculty member Linda Reisman, was nominated for four Academy Awards on January 14.

The film was nominated for Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander), Production Design, and Costume Design.

“The team behind The Danish Girl is incredibly honored and gratified to be recognized by our peers in the Academy,” Reisman said.

Directed by Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl is loosely based on the lives of painters Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe; Elbe was one of the earliest recipients of sex reassignment surgery in the 1920s.

Reisman, an independent film producer, is Senior Distinguished Producer-in-Residence in Emerson’s Department of Visual and Media Arts.

Pamela Abdy ’95 is president of production at New Regency, which produced 12-time Oscar nominee The Revenant. The film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Iñárritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy), Sound Editing, Visual Effects, Film Editing, Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup, and Sound Mixing.

Based on real events, The Revenant tells the story of a hunter (DiCaprio) left for dead in the wilderness and his quest to take revenge on the man (Hardy) who betrayed him.

On January 10, the film won Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, and Best Director of a Motion Picture.

Arnon Milchan, parent of an Emerson alumnus from the Class of 1994, was a producer of the film. 

Michael Cyril Creighton ‘01 played Joe Crowley, a survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, in Spotlight, which was nominated for six Academy Awards. The film depicts the Boston Globe’s investigation and the Archdiocese of Boston’s coverup of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Tom McCarthy), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Best Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams), Best Original Screenplay, and Film Editing.

Emerson parent John Lasseter was the executive producer of Inside Out, which was nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar, as well as Best Original Screenplay. Inside Out won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Animated.

Inside Out tells the story of a young girl and her emotions—which are personified—as she moves to a new city.

Two Emerson faculty members have roles in the David O. Russell film, “Joy”: Kenneth Cheeseman, Senior Artist-in-Residence in the Performing Arts Department, plays Gerhardt; and Bates Wilder, who has taught directing classes in the Visual and Media Arts Department, plays a QVC spokesmodel, according to IMDB. “Joy,” the story of the woman who invented the Miracle Mop and became a home shopping mogul, stars Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for a Best Actress award, the only nomination the film received.