The Oscars and awards season might be months away, but the Primetime Emmy Awards, where the craftspeople in the television industry get their due, are only a few weeks from now. The Emmy Awards are divided into separate categories for comedy and drama, but also animation, special effects, interactive media and more. This year, as in years past, many of the working professionals honored with nominations are members of the SVA alumni community.
At the forefront of this year’s Emmys is HBO‘’
In the documentary and reality short realm, Creating Saturday Night Live was nominated for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series. Matt Yonks (BFA 2001 Film and Video), served as one of the co-executive producers on the behind-the-scene series.
In the animated category, Cartoon Network‘’
Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go! also received a nomination in the same Outstanding Short Form Animated Program category for its cleverly titled episode “Nostalgia Is Not A Substitute For An Actual Story,” which was worked on by storyboard artists Zachary Bellissimo (BFA 2011 Animation) and Joey Cappabianca (BFA 2006 Animation).
Last but not least, RuPaul’s Drag Race has been nominated for a whopping nine awards, including Outstanding Competition Program. Melanie McLean Brooks (MFA 2017 Social Documentary Film) is one of the popular series′ cinematographers.
Below are some trailers of the nominated works. Congratulations to all the nominees and best of luck! The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will air live on Fox, Sunday, September 22, beginning at 8:00pm EST.