NYU Alumni Score Wins in Major Categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Variety Special

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Courtesy: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS/NATAS)

Fourteen alumni from New York University received a total of 11 Emmy® Awards, including both Creative Emmy Awards, which were announced September 8 and 9, and Primetime Emmy Awards, which were announced at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony on Monday, September 17, 2018. NYU alumni took home awards in a range of categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Variety Special.

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) had the most winners, with 12 alumni taking home 10 awards. NYU’s School of Law and College of Arts and Science (formerly known as Washington Square College) also had one Emmy-winning alumnus each. In total there were 83 NYU alumni members who received nominations in 50 categories.

The Emmys are awarded annually by the Television Academy in recognition of excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2017 – 2018 television season. The 70th Emmy Awards were broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on NBC.

The full list of NYU alumni winners are as follows:

70th Emmy® Awards Winners

Outstanding Drama Series
Greg Spence (TSOA ’88), Producer, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program
Brett Morgen (TSOA ’99), Director, Jane

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan (TSOA ’12), Miriam 'Midge' Maisel, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

70th Creative Emmy® Winners

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Nina Gold (TSOA ’90), CSA, Casting, The Crown

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special
Christopher Collins (TSOA ’92), Executive Producer, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Lydia Tenaglia (TSOA ’96), Executive Producer, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
Rick McGuinness (TSOA ’82), Lighting Director, Saturday Night Live, Host: Kevin Hart

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special
Jason Ardizzone-West (TSOA ’12), Production Designer, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert 

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Brian A. Kates (TSOA ’94), Editor, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Pilot

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Joe Bauer (TSOA ’91), Lead Visual Effects Supervisor, Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
Eric Becker (TSOA ’04), Technical Director, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Shaun Harkins (TSOA ’81), Camera, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Lyn Noland (WSUC ’75), Camera, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
Marc Platt (LAW ’82), Executive Producer, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert