Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jim Rash, Lawrenceville '90, Gets Oscar Approval

Lawrentian Jim Rash '90, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants, an American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways) based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. Including Rash's nomination, the movie received 6 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Actor (Clooney).

The Descendants (2011), a critically-acclaimed box-office hit starring George Clooney has already won two Golden Globe Awards and looks keep its momentum going in the Oscars. While The Descendants isn't Rash's first feature film as a writer, it is the first to receive a nomination. He wrote and co-produced Adopted back in 2005 and is currently marketing a screenplay with writing partner Nat Faxon.

Rash is better known for his acting credits, including the ever popular TV series Community where he plays Dean Pelton; where he appears alongside Lawrenceville parent Chevy Chase P'02 '07. He also had a recurring role on Reno 911! in 2008 and 2009, That '70s Show between 2003 and 2006, and has also guest starred in Friends, Will & Grace, NCIS, CSI, and The Soup. 

We will be watching the Oscars on February 26 - best of luck to Jim!

via web and Time

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