73rd Primetime Emmy Award Alumni Nominations

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73rd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

73rd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy® Awards were announced on Tuesday, July 13 2021.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy® Awards will honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2020 until May 31, 2021, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Awards will take place on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Congratulations to the NYU Tisch Alumni and friends who received nominations! 72 Tisch alumni, faculty, and friends received 66 nominations across 41 categories.

We look forward to cheering you on on the night of the ceremony! 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
This Is Us • NBC • 20th Television
Sterling K. Brown '01 (MFA, Grad Acting) as Randall Pearson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
WandaVision • Disney+ • Marvel Studios
Elizabeth Olsen '13 (BFA, Drama) as Wanda Maximoff

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live • Host: Dave Chappelle • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Alec Baldwin '94 (BFA, Drama), Hon. '10 (DFA) as President Donald Trump

Outstanding Narrator
Lincoln: Divided We Stand • The Dogs Of War • CNN • CNN Original Series, Glass Entertainment Group
Sterling K. Brown '01 (MFA, Grad Acting), Narrator

Outstanding Comedy Series
Emily In Paris • Netflix • MTV Entertainment Studios, Darren Star Productions, and Jax Media for Netflix
Andrew Fleming '85 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer

The Flight Attendant • HBO Max • HBO Max in association with Berlanti Productions, Yes, Norman Productions, and Warner Bros. Television
Steve Yockey '08 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Executive Producer

Hacks • HBO Max • Universal Television in association with Paulilu, First Thought Productions, Fremulon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
Samantha Riley '18 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Co-producer
Jen Statsky '08 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer

Pen15 • Hulu • Hulu, Awesomeness TV, Odenkirk Provissiero, Lonely Island Classics
Maya Erskine '09 (BFA, Drama), Executive Producer
Anna Konkle '09 (BFA, Drama), Executive Producer
Andy Samberg '09 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer

Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Apple / Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television
Bill Wrubel '93 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Executive Producer

Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid's Tale • Hulu • Hulu, MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures
Kira Snyder '98 (MPS, ITP), Executive Producer

Lovecraft Country • HBO • HBO in association with afemme, Monkeypaw, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television
Misha Green '06 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer

This Is Us • NBC • 20th Television
Isaac Aptaker '08 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Executive Producer
Elizabeth Berger '08 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Executive Producer
Julia Brownell '08 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO • HBO in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television The Late Show With Stephen Colbert • CBS • CBS Studios
Jeremy Tchaban '03 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Supervising Producer

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Lorne Michaels, Dean's Council, Executive Producer

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
David Byrne's American Utopia • HBO • HBO in association with RadicalMedia, 40 Acres And A Mule
Spike Lee '82 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), Hon. '98, Dean's Council, Executive Producer

Hamilton • Disney+ • Lin-Manuel Miranda and Nevis Productions LLC, Old 320 Sycamore, and RadicalMedia
Justin Wilkes '99 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama Or Variety Series
Reno 911! • Quibi • High Sierra Carpeting in association with Central Productions, LLC
Thomas Lennon '92 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer
Robert Ben Garant (Drama), Executive Producer

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series
Pose: Identity, Family, Community • FX Networks • More Media
Stephanie Gibbons '89 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer

Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen • Bravo • Magical Elves, LP
Brendan Daw '07 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), Co-Executive Producer
Hillary Olsen '94 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
Framing Britney Spears (The New York Times Presents) • FX Networks • The New York Times and Left/Right
Ken Druckerman '95 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Executive Producer

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
American Masters • PBS • American Masters Pictures
Joe Skinner '14 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Series Associate Producer

Pretend It's A City • Netflix • A Netflix Original Documentary Series
Martin Scorsese '64/ '68 / '92, Dean's Council, Executive Producer

Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman • Netflix • Zero Point Zero Production and Worldwide Pants for Netflix
Helen Cho '09 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Producer

United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell • CNN • CNN Original Series, Zero Point Zero Production
Lydia Tenaglia '96 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), Executive Producer

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking
76 Days • Pluto • 76 Days LLC, MTV Documentary Films
Jean Tsien '83 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Producer

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Shark Tank • ABC • MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television
Phil Gurin '83 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Executive Producer

Outstanding Competition Program
Nailed It! • Netflix • Magical Elves for Netflix
Hillary Olsen '94 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Co-Executive Producer

Top Chef • Bravo • Magical Elves, LP
Hillary Olsen '94 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Co-Executive Producer

The Voice • NBC • MGM Television, Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, ITV Studios The Voice USA, Inc.
Kyra Thompson '86 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & Television), Executive Producer

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
The Flight Attendant • In Case Of Emergency • HBO Max • HBO Max in association with Berlanti Productions, Yes, Norman Productions, and Warner Bros. Television
Steve Yockey '08 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Written by

Hacks • There Is No Line (Pilot) • HBO Max • Universal Television in association with Paulilu, First Thought Productions, Fremulon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
Jen Statsky '08 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Written by

Pen15 • Play • Hulu • Hulu, Awesomeness TV, Odenkirk Provissiero, Lonely Island Classics
Maya Erskine '09 (BFA, Drama), Written by

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Lovecraft Country • Sundown • HBO • HBO in association with afemme, Monkeypaw, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television
Misha J. Green '06 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Teleplay by

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
WandaVision • Previously On • Disney+ • Marvel Studios
Laura Donney '13 (BFA, Drama), Written by

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO • HBO in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television
Daniel O'Brien '90 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Writer
Charlie Redd '14 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Writer

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert • CBS • CBS Studios
Nicole Conlan '12 (BFA, Drama), Writer

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Megan Callahan-Shah '08 (BFA, Goldberg Institute of Dramatic Writing), Weekend Update Written By
Anna Drezen '10 (BFA, Drama), Head Writer
Steve Higgins '76 (Cinema Studies), Written by
Jasmine Pierce '12 (BFA, Drama), Written by
Lorne Michaels (Tisch Dean's Council), Written by
Gary Richardson '89 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing), Written by
Sudi Green '13 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Writing Supervised By
Celeste Yim '20 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Written by

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Presents: Jordan Klepper Fingers The Pulse - Into The MAGAverse • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Devin Delliquanti '06 (BFA, Drama), Writer

Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents a CBS Studios Production
Nicole Conlan '12 (BFA, Drama), Writer

Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program
Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre • HISTORY • BLACKFIN in association with Firelight Films and WhyNot Media for The HISTORY Channel
Marco Williams (Faculty, Associate Arts Professor, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Writer

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More)
The Undoing • HBO • HBO in association with Made Up Stories, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions
Lester Cohen '83 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Production Designer

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
Halston • Netflix • A Netflix Original Series
Mark Ricker '95 (MFA, Design), Production Designer

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
Hacks • Primm • HBO Max • Universal Television in association with Paulilu, First Thought Productions, Fremulon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
James Bolenbaugh '11 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film), Art Director

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert • Dr. Jon Lapook / Performance By Maroon 5 • CBS • CBS Studios
Jim Fenhagen '82 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film), Production Designer

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special
Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents a CBS Studios Production
Jim Fenhagen '82 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film), Production Designer

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
Pose • Series Finale • FX Networks • FX Productions in association with 20th Century Television
Michelle Roy '15 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film), Assistant Costume Designer

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
David Byrne's American Utopia • HBO • HBO in association with RadicalMedia, 40 Acres And A Mule
Spike Lee '82 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), Hon. '98, Dean's Council, Directed by

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
The Mandalorian • Chapter 16: The Rescue • Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd.
Adam Gerstel '04 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Ted Lasso • The Hope That Kills You • Apple TV+ • Apple / Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television
A.J. Catoline '92 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
The Queen's Gambit • Exchanges • Netflix • Netflix
Michelle Tesoro '01 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), ACE, Editor

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming
Hamilton • Disney+ • Lin-Manuel Miranda and Nevis Productions LLC, Old 320 Sycamore, and RadicalMedia
Jonah Moran '98 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Editor

Saturday Night Live • Murder Show (segment) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Ryan Spears '11 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Editor

Saturday Night Live • Stu (segment) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Ryan McIlraith '16 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Editor

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
Saturday Night Live • Host: Adele • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Richard McGuinness '82, (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Lighting Director

Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
Pose • Series Finale • FX Networks • FX Productions in association with 20th Century Television
Jessica Padilla (Drama), Additional Makeup Artist

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special
The Queen's Gambit • End Game • Netflix • Netflix
Rachel Chancey '92 (BFA, Drama), Foley Artist

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie
The Mandalorian • Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd.
Joe Bauer '91 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), Visual Effects Supervisor

WandaVision • Disney+ • Marvel Studios
James Alexander '04 (BA, Cinema Studies), Visual Effects Producer

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live - Sacha Baron Cohen, Wesley Snipes, And Music From Charlotte Lawrence • ABC • ABC Signature in association with Kimmelot
Steve Garrett '96 (MA, Cinema Studies), Camera

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • Trump & Election Results / F*ck 2020 • HBO • HBO in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television
Michael Carmine (Faculty, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Camera

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Special
David Byrne's American Utopia • HBO • HBO in association with RadicalMedia, 40 Acres And A Mule
Declan Quinn '20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Camera
David Waterston '76 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Camera

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • Fulwell 73 Productions
Eric Becker '04 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Technical Director
Dylan Sanford '98 (BFA, Drama), Camera

Hamilton • Disney+ • Lin-Manuel Miranda and Nevis Productions LLC, Old 320 Sycamore, and RadicalMedia
Bill Winters '98 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Camera

The Oscars • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Eric Becker '04 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Technical Director

The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd • CBS • Jesse Collins Entertainment, DPS and Roc Nation
Eric Becker '04 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Technical Director
Shaun Harkins '81 (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Camera
Don Miller '11 (MPS, ITP), Camera

Outstanding Main Title Design
WandaVision • Disney+ • Marvel Studios
Nick Woythaler '01 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) Lead Designer/Animator

 

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

**This list will continue to be updated as additional information is published by the Emmy's.