Alums at the Oscars
By Amy Laskowski | Photo courtesy of the Walt Disney Company
Two alums walked the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards this year: Alfre Woodard (’74, Hon.’04) starred as Mistress Shaw in 12 Years a Slave, which won the Oscar for Best Picture, and Peter Del Vecho (’80), producer of Frozen, took home a golden statue for Best Animated Feature Film. The 3-D Disney hit also won Best Original Song for “Let It Go.” Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, Frozen’s storyline is a departure from the classic Disney formula of evil queen, distressed princess, heroic prince. Del Vecho led the box office smash’s transformation from a traditional tale to a quirky, touching story based on the relationship between two sisters.