CalArtians Earn Emmy Award Nominations

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Nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards were announced this morning from the Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles, with a number of CalArts’ alums earning nominations that recognized their work for exceptional storytelling in television and across multiple platforms.

Here is a running list* of the CalArtians nominated across 120 categories:

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special
Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love • NBC • Silent House Productions
Tamlyn Wright (Theater MFA 95), Production Designer

Outstanding Cinematography For A Series (One Hour)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Four Minutes • Prime Video • Amazon Studios 
M. David Mullen, ASC (Film/Video MFA 91), Director of Photography

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Wednesday • Wednesday’s Child Is Full Of Woe • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An MGM Television Production
Tim Burton (Film/Video 79), Directed by

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
American Idol • Top 20 • ABC • Fremantle and 19 Entertainment
Nathan Files (Theater BFA 14), Lighting Director

So You Think You Can Dance • Starry Starry Night • FOX • The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) and Dick Clark Productions (DCP)
Robert Barnhart (Theater BFA 87), Lighting Designer

The Voice • Live Finale, Part 2 • NBC • MGM Television and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon and ITV Studios The Voice USA, Inc.
Andrew Munie (Theater BFA 12), Lighting Director
Daniel Boland (Theater BFA 95), Lighting Director

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
The Weeknd Live At SoFi Stadium • HBO Max • HBO
Jason Baeri (Theater BFA 06), Lighting Designer

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Hocus Pocus 2 • Disney+ • Walt Disney Pictures
John Debney (Music BFA 78), Composer

Also worth noting: The movie Fire Island, directed by CalArts alum Andrew Ahn (Film/Video MFA 11), was nominated in the Outstanding Television Movie category, and Genndy Tartakovsky’s (Film/Video 92) Primal episode “Shadow Of Fate” was nominated in the Outstanding Animated Program category.

The 75th Emmy Awards is scheduled to broadcast live on FOX on Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 pm from Los Angeles. The 2023 Creative Arts Emmy Awards are currently scheduled to take place over two consecutive nights on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10.

*If there are CalArtians that have been omitted from this list, please let us know by emailing

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PUBLISHED BY Christine N. Ziemba

Christine is the director of Content at CalArts, responsible for the Institute's editorial in both print and online platforms. In addition, she oversees CalArts' social media accounts. In her spare time, she writes about the Santa Clarita food scene at

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