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Wake Forest Alumnus Part of Winning “Lincoln” Oscar Team

For Deac families watching the Oscars lastnight, you should have cheered long and loud when “Lincoln” won for best production design.  Wake Forest alumnus Curt Beech (’94) was part of that winning team.

The Wake Forest Magazine profiled Curt earlier this year: “By the time “The Help” — nominated for four 2012 Academy Awards — blockbustered its way into movie theatres last year, the film’s art director, Curt Beech (’94) was well on his way to a new project, Steven Spielberg’s picture about Abraham Lincoln.”  Read the full article here.

The Raleigh News and Observer had an article last week about Curt Beech’s work:  “If “Lincoln,” nominated for 12 Academy Awards, snags a statue for Production Design Sunday night, the men on stage accepting the honors will have a Cary native to thank for helping them get there.

Curt Beech, a graduate of Enloe High School and Wake Forest University, was an art director on “Lincoln,” a thrilling period drama about the abolition of slavery. Production designer Rick Carter (who Beech calls “one of the great designers of our time”) and set decorator Jim Erickson may get all the Oscar attention, but Beech is honored to have been an important part of the design team.”  Read more here.

Congratulations to Curt Beech!  Go Deacs!