UNCSA Drama grad is nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards

Brett Gelman, a 1999 graduate of the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is nominated for two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards as a member of the ensembles of “Fleabag” and “Stranger Things.”

Gelman plays Martin in Amazon/BBC’s “Fleabag,” which is nominated for the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He appeared on stage at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday as a member of the cast when the show won Outstanding Television Series/Comedy or Musical.

Brett Gelman is nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, including one for "Fleabag."

Drama alumnus Brett Gelman in "Fleabag."

He also plays Murray in Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which is nominated for the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In addition, Gelman appeared this fall as Roland Finkelstein in Audience Network’s “Mr. Mercedes.” Over the years he has appeared in countless television shows, including MTV’s “The Inbetweeners,” NBC’s “Go On,” Adult Swim’s “Eagleheart,” AMC’s “Mad Men,” Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” and HBO’s “Camping.”

While visiting campus in June 2019, he joked that when he writes down his address, he writes “television.”

Gelman’s  credits also include numerous feature films. He appears with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell in the upcoming “Without Remorse,” based on the Tom Clancy novel and due out in September 2020.  Gelman starred in the 2017 feature film “Lemon,” alongside Judy Greer and Michael Cera.

While on campus in June, he said that he credits much of his success to the training he received at UNCSA, where he worked with amazing mentors who were brutally honest about his bad habits, but also gave a very clear pathway to craft.

Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. It is the only television awards program that exclusively honors performers.

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January 09, 2020

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