NYU Alumni Win 18 Emmy Awards


NYU alumni score wins in major categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor, and Outstanding Directing.

Emmy Awards

Alumni from New York University received a total of 18 Emmy Awards, including both Creative Emmy Awards, announced September 9 and 10, and Primetime Emmy Awards, which were announced at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 18, 2017. NYU alumni took home awards in a range of categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Writing, and Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts had the most winners, with 12 alumni taking home 14 awards. Two Tisch alumni – Donald Glover (TSOA ’06) and Reed Morano (TSOA ‘01), won two Emmy Awards. Glover won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, both for the FX series Atlanta. Morano won for both Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Hulu’s The Handmaids Tale.

Other NYU schools with Emmy winning alumni included the School of Professional Studies, the College of Arts and Science (and Washington Square College), the Stern School of Business, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

The Emmys are awarded annually by the Television Academy in recognition of excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2016 – 2017 television season. The 69th Emmy Awards were broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on CBS.

The full list of NYU alumni winners are as follows:

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
Adventure Time
Curtis LeLash (CAS ’96), Executive Producer

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie
The Night Of
Fred Elmes (TSOA ’75), Director of Photography

Outstanding Special Class Program
70th Annual Tony Awards
Allen Kelman (TSOA '77), Producer

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Atlanta
Donald Glover (TSOA ’06), Director

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
Reed Morano (TSOA ’01), Director

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Atlanta
Donald Glover (TSOA ’06), Actor

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
This Is Us
Sterling K. Brown (TSOA ’01), Actor

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live
Alec Baldwin (TSOA ’94, HON ’10), Actor

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
Alexis Bledel (SPS), Actress

Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
Reed Morano (TSOA ’01), Executive Producer
Kira Snyder (TSOA ’98), Supervising Producer

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live
Erin Doyle (STEINHARDT ’07), Producer
Brian Siedlecki (TSOA ’96), Co-Producer
Robert Smigel (WSC ’83), Producer

Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training
Vince Gilligan (TSOA ‘98 ), Executive Producer

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series
The Daily Show
Steve Bodow (TSOA ’95), Executive Producer

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Shark Tank
Phil Gurin (TSOA ’83), Executive Producer

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Voice
Kyra Thompson (TSOA ’86), Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
The Night Of
Wyatt H. Sprague (WSC ’82), Sound Effects Editor

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week
Chris Jenkins (TSOA ’88) , Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Master of None
Aziz Ansari (STERN ’04)

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