Carnegie Mellon University
September 20, 2021

Alumni Bring Home Four Prime Time Emmy Awards

By Pam Wigley

Pam Wigley
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It was a trophy night for several Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama alumni during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards/Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The winners were announced at a two-evening ceremony Sept. 11 and 12. The remainder of the awards were presented during a prime time special Sunday evening, Sept. 19, on CBS.

During that broadcast, the ensemble cast of "Hamilton" received an Emmy, which was accepted by Renee Elise Goldsberry, who originated the role of Angelica Schuyler. She was joined onstage by cast members, including fellow CMU alumnus Leslie Odom, Jr. Goldsberry and Odom won Tony and Grammy Awards for their work on "Hamilton."

All of CMU's 2021 Emmy Award winners work behind the scenes in technical roles; two are production designers, one is an art director and one is a costume designer.

"We couldn’t be more proud of all our alumni who go on to do great things in their chosen fields," said interim head of the School of Drama Anne Mundell. "It’s especially pleasing to see the expertise of our graduates rewarded with recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences."

The winners and their categories are listed below.

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
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 Production Design For A Variety Special
"The Oscars"
David Rockwell, production designer
Joe Celli, art director
Alana Billingsley, art director, College of Fine Arts 2004
Jason Howard, set decorator

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

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