Oscar nomination for 1917 screenwriter and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate Krysty Wilson-Cairns has been nominated for her first Academy Award.

The Glasgow screenwriter, who co-wrote World War One epic 1917 with director Sam Mendes, is in the running for the Writing (Original Screenplay) award at this year’s Oscars ceremony, which takes place in Los Angeles on February 9.

The film has notched up ten nominations including Best Picture, Cinematography, Directing, Music (Original Score) and Production Design. It comes hot on the heels of 1917’s two Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama. Krysty has also been nominated for Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards and 1917 is up for nine BAFTAs including Best Film.

Krysty graduated from the Royal Conservatoire’s BA Honours course in Digital Film and Television in 2009.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled for Krysty and congratulate her warmly on her Oscar nomination. By example, she shows that there’s a path from Glasgow to Hollywood for talented storytellers with real authenticity and great humanity.

“Krysty is such an inspiration to our students here and to all young people in Scotland with bold dreams. She’s also a great role model. We’re incredibly proud of her and wish her every success for the glittering occasion.”

Krysty is featured in the latest edition of Review, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland magazine, where she’s interviewed by her former tutor, Dr Andy Dougan.

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