College of Design alumni take home Oscars

James Ivory, a 1951 UO graduate, took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for the film “Call Me by Your Name” at Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. At 89, Ivory becomes the oldest person ever to win an Academy Award in a competitive category.

Richard Hoover, who studied Fine Arts at the University of Oregon, won for visual effects on “Blade Runner 2049.” Dennis Gassner, ’71 Fine Arts, was also nominated for best achievement in production design for his work on “Blade Runner 2049.” Bergen Swanson, ‘96 Architecture, was an executive producer on “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which was nominated for best picture.

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James Ivory with Academy Award
UO alum James Ivory earned his first individual Academy Award for the adapted screenplay on 'Call Me by Your Name.' (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)