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Syracuse University Alumni Recognized at 2019 Emmy Awards
Six Syracuse University alumni were among the winners at the 71st Emmy Awards. In total, 18 graduates of the Newhouse School, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences/the Maxwell School received Emmy nominations.
Joshua Gillaume ’14 (VPA, history of art) was the compositing supervisor among a team at Framestore that completed “Free Solo: 360,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program.
Dan Gurewitch ’06 (Newhouse, television, radio and film), senior writer for “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” was part of the team that won the award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.
David Young ’05 (Newhouse, television, radio and film), supervising producer of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” was part of the team that won the award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.
Betsy West G’74 (Newhouse, television-radio) is the producer and co-director of “RBG,” the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated documentary on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She and the “RBG” production team received an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. West was also a nominee for Outstanding Director For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program, for “RBG.”
Jacqueline Wilson (Newhouse), co-executive producer of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” was part of the team that won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program. Wilson died earlier this month, prior to the Emmys presentations.
Tony Zajkowski ’88 (VPA, advertising design) was part of the “Queer Eye” editing team that won the Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program.
“VPA has a strong alumni presence throughout the entertainment industry, and given how talented our graduates are, I’m not surprised that the Television Academy continues to recognize them for their achievements” says Dean Michael S. Tick. “On behalf of the college, I congratulate all of our Emmy nominees and especially our winners.”
Other alumni who received nominations:
- Ellen Burke ’11 (VPA, film), production manager, “HQ Trivia”: Outstanding Original Interactive Program
- Glenn Eichler ’76 (A&S, English), writer, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
- Vera Farmiga ’95 (VPA, drama), actress, “When They See Us”: Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Limited Series Or Movie
- Eric Gurian ’04 (Newhouse, television, radio and film), producer, “The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards”: Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
- Philip Gurin ’81 (Newhouse, television-radio), executive producer, “Shark Tank”: Outstanding Structured Reality Program
- David Hyman ’75 (VPA, drama), nominated twice in the same category, in his roles as producer of “The Good Place” and co-executive producer of “Veep,” Outstanding Comedy Series
- Chris Licht ’93 (Newhouse, broadcast journalism), nominated twice in two categories, in his role as executive producer of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Outstanding Interactive Program and Outstanding Variety Talk Series
- David Markus ’74 (A&S/Maxwell, political science), co-executive producer, “American Ninja Warrior”: Outstanding Competition Program
- Max Porus ’00 (Newhouse, producing for electronic media), supervising producer, “American Ninja Warrior”: Outstanding Competition Program
- Kevin M. Richardson ’88 (VPA, drama), voice actor, nominated for the “F is For Family” episode “The Stinger”: Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
- Kent Sublette ’91 (VPA, musical theatre), head writer, “Saturday Night Live”: Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
- Briana Vowels ’05 (VPA, stage management), supervising producer, “American Ninja Warrior”: Outstanding Competition Program
Our pride is overflowing for SU-Newhouse alums who won or were nominated for Emmys this year, not only on individual merits but also for the broad spectrum of works that were recognized,” says Michael Schoonmaker, professor and chair of the Department of Television, Radio and Film. “Our alums reach all the corners of the entertainment industry when they go out into the world and they leave an unforgettable impact.
“And we will never forget Jacqueline Wilson, co-executive produced for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ took home yet another Emmy this year,” Schoonmaker says. “Sadly, Jacqueline passed away earlier this month. From day one, Jacqueline stood out with her talent, charisma and extraordinary ability to bring people together. Most importantly, Jacqueline always brought her heart, compassion and creative soul to her work.”