CMU congratulates three of our alumni on their Emmy victories.
Douglas Huszti (A'94) won for art direction for "Boardwalk Empire," and Robert Dickinson (H'05) won for lighting design for the "53rd Annual Grammy Awards."
"Mad Men," which stars Aaron Staton (A'04) as Ken Cosgrove, took home its fourth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.
In addition, seven other alumni were nominated for primetime television's most prestigious honor:
- Eugene Lee (A'62) — Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming
Production design, "Saturday Night Live"
- Kristen Merlino (A'05) — Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming
Art Direction, "83rd Annual Academy Awards"
- Noah Mitz (A'05) — Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Lighting direction, "Conan"
- Ann Roth (A'53) — Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or A Special
Costume Designer, "Mildred Pierce"
- John Shaffner (A'76) — Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi Camera Series
2 nominations, both for production design (“The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly”)
Shaffner is Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Ann Shea (A'80) — Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi Camera Series
2 nominations, both for set decorator ("The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike & Molly")
- Bernard Vyzga (A'76,'78) — Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series
Production design, "Rules of Engagement"
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors individuals for their artistic, educational and technical achievements in the television industry.
Emmy Awards recognize excellence in news, sports, daytime, primetime, documentary and international programming.
CMU alumni have received 97 Emmy Awards to date. View the list of winners here.
The School of Drama's alumni include innovators and leaders in the theater, television and film professions and related arts/entertainment industries who are actors, directors, dramatic writers, production designers, crafts persons, technicians, technical managers, producers and imaginative visionaries.
The school has produced countless eminent leaders in their field, including Steven Bochco, Ted Danson, Sutton Foster, Kent Gash, Holly Hunter, Cherry Jones, Judith Light, Rob Marshall, Zachary Quinto, John Schaffner, Stephen Schwartz, Tamara Tunie, Paula Wagner, John Wells and Patrick Wilson.