|[AMPAS] 2016 Student Academy Awards|
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MEDALISTS UNVEILED AT 2016 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS®
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 43rd Student Academy Awards® ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by actors Joel Edgerton, Lucy Liu, Daisy Ridley and Parker Sawyers.
The 2016 Student Academy Award® winners are:
New this year, the Foreign Film category was expanded to include separate awards for narrative, animation and documentary entries. All categories had three potential placements except for the Foreign Animation and Foreign Documentary categories, in which only Gold Medal awards were given.
The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 51 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared nine awards. They include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.
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