CCAD alumni make the scene in 2022 Oscar nominations


Update, March 28, 2022: Congrats to Nick Burkard and Ryan Green, both of whom worked on Encanto (Burkard as Head of Technical Animation, Green as a Story Artist) for Encanto, and which took home the 2022 Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

The 2022 Academy Awards are this Sunday, March 27, and among this year’s nominees are several animated features with Columbus College of Art & Design connections. The CCAD alum working on this year’s Oscar-nominated projects include:

  • Fawn Veerasunthorn (Media Studies Time-Based, 2005), Head of Story for Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Ryan Green (Media Studies Time-Based, 2003), Story Artist for Encanto and Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Joaquin Baldwin (Media Studies Time-Based, 2006), Layout Artist for Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Nick Burkard (Media Studies Time-Based, 2007), a General Technical Director for Raya and the Last Dragon and Head of Technical Animation for Encanto

The 2022 Academy Awards air at 8 p.m. (EDT) on ABC.

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