The Netflix series Making a Murderer, which was created, written, and directed by Laura Ricciardi ’07SOA and Moira Demos ’96CC, ’08SOA, was nominated in six categories, including outstanding documentary or nonfiction program. Ricciardi and Demos have just announced that they will release a second season of the popular show.
The Netflix political drama House of Cards, created by Beau Willimon ’99CC, ’03SOA was nominated for outstanding drama series, as well as several acting and technical awards.
Roots, the History Channel re-make of the 1977 miniseries based on Alex Haley’s novel, was nominated for outstanding limited series. It was codirected by Mario van Peebles ’78CC.
Kate McKinnon ’06CC is up for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy for her work on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. McKinnon, who is known for her impressions of Hillary Clinton, also starred in this summer’s all-female remake of the 1984 film Ghostbusters.