Columbia Alumni Take Home 2021 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to alumni Josh Fisch ’10, Matthew Fleischmann ’11, and Genndy Tartakovsky and the more than 20 Columbia College Chicago alumni recognized with nominations in 17 categories.

Several Columbia College Chicago alumni were honored both individually and collectively for their work on award-winning television shows at the Television Academy's 73rd Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 2021.

Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program
Josh Fisch ’10, Camera, Life Below Zero

Outstanding Animated Program
Genndy Tartakovsky, Creator, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
Matthew Fleischmann ’11, Camera, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Columbia is also celebrating our alumni who played key roles in these outstanding projects:

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Declan Quinn ’79, Cinematographer, Hamilton

And, to Dana Tuinier ’06, Comedy Executive at Apple TV+ for her work in bringing Ted Lasso - the most nominated freshmen comedy in TV history – to the screen. Ted Lasso won 7 Emmys (Primetime and Creative Arts).

Congratulations to the more than 20 alumni who were nominated at this year's Emmy Awards. View the full list of #ColumAlum nominees here.