NYU Alumni Set to Dominate 2016 Golden Globe Awards

The 2016 Golden Globe Awards air this Sunday, January 10th. But, you don’t have to watch to find out who will win. History has the answer.

Since the Golden Globes began handing out awards in 1943, alumni and attendees of one school have shone brighter than the rest. New York University (NYU) tops all schools with past students taking home 34 Golden Globes – nine more than the next college or university.

NYU credits past successes to the performances of all-time greats including Oliver Stone, Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Martin Scorsese, Forest Whitaker, and Angelina Jolie.

This year, 5 past NYU students look to take home another Golden Globe for their alma mater. Watch out for big wins from the following:

  • Aziz Ansari (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy)
  • Rachel Bloom (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy)
  • Lady Gaga (Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television)
  • Felicity Huffman (Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television)
  • Maura Tierney (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television)

Want to know how other colleges stack up? Here’s the top 10 schools whose past students have won a Golden Globe:

Rank School Golden Globes Wins 2016 Nominees
1 New York University 34 5
2 Yale University 25 2
3 UCLA 18 0
4 Northwestern University 15 1
5 University of Southern California 14 1
6 Fordham University 11 0
7 Harvard University 10 2
8 Royal Academy of Dramatic Art 9 1
9 Columbia University 8 0
10 Boston University 8 1

Of those top 10 schools, 7 have nominees on the ballot this year. If you’re looking for a winner from a school other than NYU on Sunday, here’s the nominees and schools looking to steal the spotlight:

  • Josh Singer – Yale and Harvard Universities (Best Screenplay – Motion Picture)
  • Liev Schreiber – Yale University and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Northwestern (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy)
  • Regina King – University of Southern California (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television)
  • Carter Burwell – Harvard University (Best Original Score – Motion Picture)
  • Uzo Aduba – Boston University (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television)

So, who do you think is going to win?

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