Andrew Kosove ’92, left, and Broderick Johnson ’90
Andrew Kosove ’92, left, and Broderick Johnson ’90
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Three of this year’s Oscar nominees   for best picture have Princeton ties: A Serious Man was ­written and directed by ETHAN COEN ’79 and his ­brother Joel; The Blind Side, produced by BRODERICK JOHNSON ’90 and ANDREW KOSOVE ’92, is based on a book by MICHAEL LEWIS ’82; and Up in the Air is based on a novel by WALTER KIRN ’83.

MICHAEL BURLINGAME ’64 received the 2010 Lincoln Prize, a $50,000 award that is one of the most important ­honors in Civil War studies, for his two-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A Life. In a press release that announced the honor, Lewis Lehrman, co-chairman of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, called Burlingame’s book “a landmark of American historical scholarship.” Burlingame is a professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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