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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two CMU Alumni Win Emmy Awards; Seven Others Nominated

Emmy AwardThe 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday, Sept. 18 on Fox, but two Carnegie Mellon alumni have already been named winners. 

Douglas Huszti (A'94) received an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series for his work in "Boardwalk Empire." Robert Dickinson, a 2005 honorary degree recipient, won for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his lighting design in the "53rd Annual Grammy Awards."

In addition to Huszti and Dickinson, seven other CMU alumni earned nominations. They were:

  • Eugene Lee (A'62) for Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming for his production design in "Saturday Night Live";
  • Kristen Merlino (A'05) for Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming for her work on the "83rd Annual Academy Awards";
  • Noah Mitz (A'05) for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for his lighting direction in "Conan";
  • Ann Roth (A'53) for Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special for her costume design in "Mildred Pierce";
  • John Shaffner (A'76) for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series for his production design in "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) for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series for her work as a set decorator in "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike & Molly";
  • Bernard Vyzga (A'76,'78) for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series for his production design in "Rules of Engagement."

For a list of CMU alumni who have won more than 90 Emmy Awards, go to http://www.cmu.edu/news/rankings-awards/awards/performing-arts.shtml.