Eight Drama Alumni Nominated for Emmys
Judith Light and Jeffrey Tambour
Just one year out of school and Will Gossett already has an Emmy.
Gossett, a 2015 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, was a member of the team that won the 2016 Emmy for Best Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special for his work on "Grease: Live." Also on that team was 2010 graduate Ryan Tanker. The Creative Arts Emmys were announced Sept. 10 and 11.
Judith Light, a 1970 alumna, has won two daytime Emmys. This year, she was nominated for her second Prime Time Emmy for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, for her performance in "Transparent."
The 68th Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs live at 8 p.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 18, on ABC-TV from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
In addition to Light, Gossett and Tanker, five alumni were nominated for Creative Arts Emmys. They were:
Mark Worthington, a 1991 graduate, was nominated for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) for his work on "American Horror Story: Hotel."
Steve Arnold, a 1989 alumnus, was nominated for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) for his work on "House of Cards."
Eugene Lee, a 1962 graduate, received a nomination for Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality-Competition Series for his design on "Saturday Night Live."
Finally, Joe Stewart and John Shaffner, 1977 and 1976 graduates, respectively, were nominated for Outstanding Production Design of a Narrative Series (Half Hour or Less) for their work on "The Big Bang Theory."
Carnegie Mellon alumni have been honored with more than 100 Emmy Awards.