UNCSA alumni are nominated for Emmy Awards
Five alumni of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are nominated for Emmy Awards, including recent Tony Award-winner Paul Tazewell. Three other graduates are involved with shows that are nominated, and additional nominees have connections to UNCSA.
Tazewell, a 1986 graduate of the School of Design & Production, is nominated for costume design for NBC’s “The Wiz Live.” He received the 2016 Tony Award for costume design for the Broadway smash Hamilton.
Also nominated is Tim Eulich, a 2003 graduate of the School of Drama, for stunt work on “K.C. Undercover” for the Disney network; Tiffany Little-Canfield (Drama ’00), a casting director with Telsey + Company, nominated for casting for “Grease: Live” on FOX; Tom Beck (Visual Arts '73), for NBC's “Adele Live in New York City;” and Elizabeth Printz (D&P ’09), nominated for hairstyling for NBC's “The Wiz: Live.”
The Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in television and emerging media, will be presented Sunday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. on ABC.
Year after year, high-profile nominations honor UNCSA graduates who’ve reached the top of their professions. We’ll be pulling for this year’s nominees on Sept. 18.
Chancellor Lindsay Bierman
“There’s no award more coveted or prestigious than the Emmy for professionals working in television and new media,” said Chancellor Lindsay Bierman. “Year after year, high-profile nominations honor UNCSA graduates who’ve reached the top of their professions. We’ll be pulling for this year’s nominees on Sept. 18.”
Alumni with ties to nominated programs include:
- Julia Festa Hobgood (Film ’13) is assistant to Greg Nicotero, who is nominated for prosthetic makeup design
for AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which he also produces.
- Billy Magnussen (Drama ’07) played Kato Kaelin in the FX series “The People v. O.J.
Simpson,” which received 22 nominations overall.
- Chris Parnell (Drama ’89) is one of the stars of the FX series “Archer,” which was nominated for outstanding animated program.
In addition, former Board of Visitors member William Ivey Long is nominated for costumes for FOX’s “Grease: Live,” and 2011 commencement speaker and honorary doctorate recipient Alan Menken is nominated for original music for “A New Season,” for ABC’s “Galavant.”
July 19, 2016