Seventeen alumni from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts received a total of 18 awards.
Seventeen alumni from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts received a total of 18 Emmy® Awards, including both Creative Emmy Awards, which were announced September 14 through 20, and Primetime Emmy Awards, which were announced at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 20 in an unprecedented virtual ceremony hosted live by Jimmy Kimmel.
NYU alumni took home awards in a range of categories. Andrij Parekh (TSOA '03) won the Emmy for Outstanding Direction for the episode "Hunting" of HBO's drama series, Succession. Damon Lindelof (TSOA '95) and Nicole Kassell (TSOA '02) celebrated wins for their work on HBO's Watchmen, which took the top spot for program nominations this year with 26 in total. David West Read (TSOA '10) won an Emmy as an Executive Producer on Schitt's Creek, which won Outstanding Comedy Series; the show took home nine Emmys in total, making history with the most ever wins for a comedy in a single year.
The Emmys are awarded annually by the Television Academy in recognition of excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019 – 2020 television season.
The full list of NYU alumni winners are as follows:
72nd Emmy® Awards Winners
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Andrij Parekh (TSOA '03), Directed by, Succession "Hunting"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Billy Crudup (TSOA '94), as Cory Ellison, The Morning Show
Outstanding Limited Series
Nicole Kassell (TSOA '02), Executive Producer, Watchmen
Damon Lindelof (TSOA '95), Executive Producer, Watchmen
Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Damon Lindelof (TSOA '95), Writer, Watchmen • This Extraordinary Being
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Jeremy Tchaban (TSOA '03), Supervising Producer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Comedy Series
David West Read (TSOA '10), Executive Producer, Schitt's Creek
72nd Creative Emmy® Winners
Outstanding Children's Program
Louis Leterrier (TSOA '96), Executive Producer, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Jeffrey Addiss (TSOA '01), Co-Executive Producer, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Will Matthews (TSOA ’01), Co-Executive Producer, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
Ritamarie Peruggi (TSOA '80), Producer, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Mahershala Ali (TSOA '00), Executive Producer, We Are The Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
Richard McGuinness (TSOA '82), Lighting Director, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special
Jason Sherwood (TSOA '12), Production Designer, The Oscars
Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Vince Gilligan (TSOA '89), Executive Producer, Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics with Kim Wexler
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
John Perez (TSOA '85), VO Mixer, The Oscars
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Charlie Redd (TSOA '14), Writer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special
Eric Becker (TSOA '04), Technical Director, Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times"