Several UNCSA alumni are nominated for Emmy Awards in creative arts categories, which honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres. Other alumni have worked on programs that are nominated as best in their category. Emmy nominations in all categories were announced Tuesday.
“Our alumni from every discipline are performing at the very top of their industries, as these nominations show,” said Chancellor Brian Cole. “We are proud of the work they do, which showcases the top-notch conservatory training they received at UNCSA.”
Will Files, a 2002 graduate of the School of Filmmaking, is nominated in two categories ̶ sound editing and sound mixing ̶ for an episode of the Netflix drama “Stranger Things”: “Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt.” His work on the series also earned nominations this year from Cinema Audio Society USA and from Motion Picture Sound Editors USA. “Stranger Things” is also nominated for an Emmy as outstanding drama series.
Our alumni from every discipline are performing at the very top of their industries, as these nominations show. We are proud of the work they do, which showcases the top-notch conservatory training they received at UNCSA.Chancellor Brian Cole
Additional alumni who are nominated, with information available at press time, include:
Rachel Fowler (Filmmaking ’12), editor, nominated for outstanding main title design for “The Politician” on Netflix;
Tanase Popa (Design & Production ’06), producer, nominated for outstanding short form nonfiction or reality series for “Pose: Identity, Family, Community” on FX;
Richard Redlefsen (Dance, high school ’86), nominated for outstanding prosthetic makeup for a series, limited series, movie or special for “Star Trek: Picard” on CBS;
Jeff Seibenick (Filmmaking ’98), nominated for outstanding single-camera picture editing for a drama series for “The Mandalorian Chapter 8: Redemption” on Disney +.
Additionally, alumni are connected with shows that are nominated as best in their categories, including:
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime, nominated for outstanding comedy. Cynthia Darlow (Drama) plays Mrs. Moskowitz, Steven Maier (Drama ’17) appeared as Ezra in season 3, Francis Smith (Design & Production ’16) is set decorator; and Justin Poindexter (Music high school ’01, BM ‘06) provided music for season 3;
“Stranger Things” on Netflix, nominated for outstanding drama. In addition to Files’ nominated work, Brett Gelman (Drama ’99) appears as Murray Bauman, Meredith Hannah (Filmmaking ’13) is production assistant, and Joseph Blankinship (Filmmaking ’14) was a technician for remotely operated cameras;
“Ozark” on Netflix, nominated for outstanding drama. Joseph Blankinship was a Technocrane technician;
“Mrs. America” on Hulu, nominated for outstanding limited series. Jake Lacy (Drama ’08) played Stanley Pottinger; and
“Little Fires Everywhere” on Hulu, nominated for outstanding limited series. Tyler Cook (Filmmaking ’08) was editor.
Winners of Creative Arts Emmys will be announced Sept. 12 and 13. Winners in other categories will be announced Sunday, Sept. 20, on ABC.
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July 30, 2020