Alumnae are nominated for Emmy Awards

Three alumnae of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are nominated for Emmy Awards. Additionally, UNCSA grads appear in or have worked on outstanding comedy and drama nominated shows, and an alumna works on a show that won a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding informative talk show. 

Tiffany Little Canfield (Drama ’00) is nominated for casting for the FX series “Fosse/Verdon.” Previously nominated for her work on NBC’s “This is Us,” and Fox’s “Grease Live!,” her work also includes the recent Disney feature film “Mary Poppins Returns.” She won a Casting Society of America Award in 2017 for “The Greatest Showman.” Canfield is a casting director with Telsey + Company, based in Los Angeles.

Margaret Qualley, who studied ballet in UNCSA’s high school program, is nominated for supporting actress as Ann Reinking in “Fosse/Verdon.” She appears in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” Drama alumni Paloma Garcia-Lee (high school ’08) and Jake Lacy (’08) also appeared in “Fosse/Verdon,” which is nominated for 11 awards, including outstanding limited series. 

Zoë White (Film ‘04), director of photography for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is nominated for outstanding cinematography for the episode “Holly.” In 2018, she was nominated for awards by the American Society of Cinematographers and the Online Film and television Association for her work on “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Additionally, UNCSA Drama alumni appear in three shows that are nominated for outstanding comedy series: Cynthia Darlow in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime, Diedrich Bader in HBO’s Veep and  Brett Gelman ('99) in Fleabag" on Amazon Prime. Outstanding drama series nominee “This is Us” on NBC is cast by Canfield, with Film alumna Vera Herbert (‘11) as writer and producer.

Dance alumna Rebecca Soldinger (’03) is coordinating producer for “The Rachael Ray Show,” which won a Daytime Emmy for outstanding informative talk show, presented in May.

The Emmy Awards presentation will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 on FOX.

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July 22, 2019