Carnegie Mellon University
August 11, 2020

English Alumnus Earns Second Emmy Nomination

Stefanie Johndrow
  • Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Javier Grillo-Marxuach (DC 1991) is among 17 Carnegie Mellon University alumni who earned 18 Emmy Award nominations in 12 categories this year.

The alumnus of the Department of English’s Creative Writing Program was nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Programming category for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” The Netflix series is a prequel to Jim Henson’s iconic 1982 film, and Grillo-Marxuach serves as co-executive producer.

Grillo-Marxuach won an Emmy in the Outstanding Drama Series category in 2005 as supervising producer of the TV series “Lost.”

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.

Carnegie Mellon alumni and faculty have received more than 130 Emmy Awards to date.

The Television Academy's 72nd Emmy Awards will air live at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel will serve as host.

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