Carnegie Mellon University
September 13, 2022

Alumnus Noah Mitz, and HDR Michael Keaton Among the Winners at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

By Shannon Musgrave

Shannon Musgrave
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The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards were presented last night in a live broadcast on NBC. The first trophy of the night, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, went to Pittsburgh native and Carnegie Mellon University honorary degree recipient Michael Keaton for his portrayal of Dr. Samuel Finnix on Hulu's "Dopesick." It is the actor's first Emmy Award. He received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from CMU in 2017.

Noah Mitz with an EmmyIn a ceremony for the Creative Arts Emmys that took place Sept. 3, Noah Mitz (left), a 2005 graduate of the School of Drama, took home the trophy for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special for his work as Lighting Designer for "Adele: One Night Only" on CBS. Mitz was nominated for a total of five lighting design awards in two categories.

CMU alumni racked up a total of 21 nominations for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards. See the full list here.

Several alumni worked behind the scenes on the art direction of the ceremony itself, including School of Drama graduates Kristen Merlino (2005), Alana Billingsley (2004), and Lex Gernon (2016).

We apologize for any omissions. Please send edits or additions to smusgrav@andrew.cmu.edu.

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