2020 Emmy Award Winners

Monday, Sep 21, 2020

72nd Annual Emmy Awards

72nd Annual Emmy Awards

The 72nd Primetime Emmy® Awards were held on Sunday, September 20th, and for the first time in the history of the awards, the show was presented virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These awards honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2019 until May 31, 2020, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were announced over five nights from Monday, September 14 - Saturday, September 19. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories.

Congratulations to the NYU Tisch Alumni & friends who received awards!

In the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards, 61 Tisch alumni received 75 nominations across 38 categories. Of those, 17 alumni won 18 awards in 14 categories.

For a full list of NYU Tisch Emmy nominees, click here.


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
The Morning Show
Billy Crudup '94 (MFA, Grad Acting) as Cory Ellison

Outstanding Limited Series
Nicole Kassell '02 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), Executive Producer
Damon Lindelof '95 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Watchmen • This Extraordinary Being
Damon Lindelof '95 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Writer

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Jeremy Tchaban '03 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Supervising Producer

Outstanding Comedy Series
Schitt's Creek
David West Read '10 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Executive Producer

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Succession • Hunting
Andrij Parekh '02 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)


Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live
Lorne Michaels, Dean’s Council, Executive Producer

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special
The Oscars
Jason Sherwood '12 (BFA, Drama), Production Designer

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Special
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times"
Eric Becker '04 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Technical Director

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
The Oscars
John Perez '85 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), VO Mixer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Charlie Redd '14 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Writer

Outstanding Children's Program (WINNER - TIE)
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
Louis Leterrier '96 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer
Jeffrey Addiss '01 (BFA, Drama), Co-Executive Producer
Ritamarie Peruggi '80 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Producer

We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest
Mahershala Ali '00 (MFA, Grad Acting), Executive Producer

Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics With Kim Wexler
Vince Gilligan '89 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer


Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis
Motherhood on Black Women OWN The Conversation
Michael Melamedoff '01 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer


*Updated 9/25/2020 with additional information

**We apologize for any omissions. Please email additions or edits to tsoa.alumni@nyu.edu.