And the Nominees Are…
Congratulations are in order for Columbia College Chicago alumni as both they and their projects have been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
"Hatfields & McCoys," co-produced by alum Aaron Semel (B.A. ’98), , received 16 nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. HISTORY aired the three-part miniseries, starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, which were the top-rated entertainment telecasts ever for ad-supported basic cable.
It was also another great year for Len Amato (B.A. ’75), president of HBO Films. HBO Films’ "Game Change" earned 12 nominations and "Hemingway & Gelhorn" garnered 15 nominations.
The winners will be announced on a live telecast on Sunday, September 23 on ABC.
Other alumni and projects receiving nominations include:
Scott Adsit ('89), Actor (30 Rock ensemble)
"30 Rock" • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Michael Goi, ASC (B.A. ‘80), Director of Photography
Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series
"Glee" • FOX • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Heather Gross (B.A. ‘97), Editor
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
"Boardwalk Empire" • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Eric Justen (B.A. ’98), Re-Recording Mixer
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
"Breaking Bad" • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Dax Rhorer (B.A. '99), Camera Operator
Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming
"Survivor" • Running The Show • CBS • SEG, Inc.