There were a few prominent themes in this year’s crop of Emmy nominations: dragons, robots, royal families, and Columbians. In total, nine alumni saw their television projects nominated:
Ramin Bahrani ’96CC, an associate film professor at Columbia’s School of the Arts, directed an HBO film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 that earned five nominations.
Dan Futterman ’89CC and Brian Yorkey ’93CC both created programs that received nods — the Hulu miniseries The Looming Tower and the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, respectively.
Kate McKinnon ’06CC got her sixth nomination for her work on Saturday Night Live, and Brandon Victor Dixon ’03CC was recognized in the outstanding supporting actor category for NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.
The Netflix series GLOW, which was executive-produced by Jenji Kohan ’91CC, received ten nominations; and the Netflix documentary Icarus, executive-produced by Maiken Baird ’89CC, received three.
Additionally, Tony Gerber ’95SOA produced the nominated National Geographic documentary film Jane, about Jane Goodall, and Juliana Lembi ’17SOA produced the nominated Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country, about an Oregon cult in the 1970s.