CMU Alumni Recognized by Emmy Nominations

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the Emmy Awards July 13, and at least 16 Carnegie Mellon University alumni received 17 nods for their work. Additionally, one honorary degree recipient and one faculty member also were recognized. The Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on Sunday, Sept. 19, and will air on CBS.

Technical expertise won the day among alumni, with production design, costume design and lighting design professionals who earned their degrees at Carnegie Mellon garnering the most nominations. These behind-the-scenes wizards worked on projects like The Oscars, "America’s Got Talent," the Golden Globes and "Friends: The Reunion." Three acting nominations were part of the announcement Tuesday morning, as well. ( The complete list appears here. )

"It’s gratifying to see our graduates credited for their remarkable work, both on and off camera," said Dan J. Martin, dean of the College of Fine Arts. "The recognition of these talented alumni illustrates the exceptional artists who come to the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon and the impactful education they receive here."

Robert A. Dickinson, a lighting designer who received an honorary degree from Carnegie Mellon, was a member of the lighting team nominated for The Oscars. Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) faculty member, Jonathan Baker, was nominated for the film, "Sylvie’s Love," for Outstanding Television Movie. Baker was a producer.


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More) "The Undoing" Lester Cohen, production designer Doug Huszti, art director, College of Fine Arts 1994 Keri Lederman, set decorator

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special "Friends: The Reunion" John Shaffner, production designer, College of Fine Arts 1976 Greg Grande, art director Daren Janes, art director

"78th Annual Golden Globe Awards" Brian Stonestreet, production designer, College of Fine Arts 1988 John Zuiker, senior art director

"The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards" Misty Buckley, production designer Kristen Merlino, art director, College of Fine Arts 1995 Gloria Lamb, art director Matt Steinbrenner, art director

"The Oscars" David Rockwell, production designer Joe Celli, art director Alana Billingsley, art director, College of Fine Arts 2004 Jason Howard, set decorator

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour) "United States Of Al" John Shaffner, production designer, College of Fine Arts 1976 Daren Janes, art director Susan Eschelbach, set decorator

"WandaVision" Mark Worthington, production designer, College of Fine Arts 1991 Sharon Davis, art director Kathy Orlando, set decorator

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series "Saturday Night Live" Eugene Lee, production designer, College of Fine Arts 1962 Akira Yoshimura, production designer Keith Ian Raywood, production designer N. Joseph DeTullio, production designer
Melissa Shakun, art director

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
"America’s Got Talent"
Noah Mitz, lighting designer , College of Fine Arts 2005
Michael Berger, lighting director , College of Fine Arts 2012
William Gossett, lighting director , College of Fine Arts 2015
Matt Benson, lighting director
Ryan Tanker, lighting director , College of Fine Arts 2010
Patrick Brazil, lighting director
Patrick Boozer, lighting director
Scott Chmielewski, lighting director

Outstanding Television Movie
"Sylvie’s Love"
Jonathan Baker, faculty member

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
"Friends: The Reunion"
Noah Mitz, lighting designer , College of Fine Arts 2005
Madigan Stehly, lighting director
Russell Fine, lighting director
Lynn Costa, lighting director
Patrick Boozer, lighting director

"The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards"
Noah Mitz, lighting designer, College of Fine Arts 2005
Madigan Stehly, lighting director
Andy O’Reilly, lighting director
Patrick Boozer, lighting director
William Gossett, lighting director, College of Fine Arts 2015
Ryan Tanker, lighting director, College of Fine Arts 2010
Matthew Cotter, lighting director

"The Oscars"
Robert A. Dickinson*, lighting designer
Noah Mitz, lighting director, College of Fine Arts 2005
Michael Berger, lighting director , College of Fine Arts 2012
Ben Green, lighting director
Andy O’Reilly, lighting director
Patrick Boozer, lighting director

Outstanding Period Costumes
"The Queen’s Gambit"
Gabriele Binder, costume designer
Gina Krauss, assistant costume designer
Katrin Hoffmann, assistant costume designer
Nanrose Buchmann, assistant costume designer, College of Fine Arts 1976
Sparka Lee Hall, costume supervisor

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
"Pose"
Billy Porter, as Pray Tell, College of Fine Arts 1991

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
"Hamilton"
Leslie Odom, Jr.*, as Aaron Burr, College of Fine Arts, 2003

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
"Hamilton"
Renée Elise Goldsberry, as Angelica Schuyler, College of Fine Arts 1993

Outstanding Main Title Design
"WandaVision"
John LePore, creative director
Doug Appleton, creative director
Nick Woythaler, lead designer/animator
Alex Rupert, designer/animator
Jeremy Lasky, Perception, College of Fine Arts 1995

* denotes honorary degree recipient

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