The 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles. It was a great night for Tisch alumni who received awards in eight categories. The Creative Arts Emmy winners were announced last week, where alumni received awards in five categories.
Reed Morano, who received the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, was the first woman to win in this category in 22 years. Donald Glover, who took home two Emmy's last night, made history as the first African American to win Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.
Alumni also made appearances on stage during the program. Gina Rodriguez '06 (BFA, Drama), Debra Messing '93 (MFA, Graduate Acting), and Alec Baldwin '94/'10 (BFA, Drama/DFA) presented awards, and Rachel Bloom '09 (BFA, Drama) took the stage for a short performance.
An impressive 76 alumni received Primetime Emmy nominations and 14 took home awards after last nights ceremony.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Donald Glover ’06 (BFA, Dramatic Writing), Directed by
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
The Handmaid's Tale • Offred (Pilot)
Reed Morano ’01 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV) , Directed by
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Donald Glover ’06 (BFA, Dramatic Writing) as Earn Marks
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
This Is Us
Sterling K. Brown ’01 (MFA, Acting) as Randall Pearson
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live
Alec Baldwin ’94 (BFA, Drama), Hon. ’10 (DFA) as Donald Trump
Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid's Tale
Reed Morano ’01 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), Executive Producer
Kira Snyder '98 (MPS, ITP), Supervising Producer
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live
Lorne Michaels, Dean’s Council, Creator/Executive Producer/Producer
Brian Siedlecki ’96 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV), Co-Producer/Associate Producer
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Kyra Thompson ’86 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV), Co-Executive Producer
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