Columbia Celebrates 2021 Emmy Nominations

More than 20 Columbia College Chicago alumni have been recognized with 2021 Emmy nominations in 17 categories.

Columbia College Chicago is pleased so announce more than 20 alumni have been recognized 2021 Emmy Award nominations. Please join us in congratulating the following #ColumAlums.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant ’09 as Annie Easton, Shrill

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant ’09 as various characters, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
Jeff Jur ‘76, ASC, Director of Photography, Bridgerton

Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program
Mario Panagiotopoulos ‘03, Camera, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Josh Fisch ’10, Camera, Life Below Zero

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

Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program
Jackson James ’14, Cinematography by, City So Real

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
City So Real
Diane Weyermann ’92, Executive Producer
Alex Kotlowitz HDR ’10, Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn HDR ’14, Executive Producer
Steve James HDR ’12, Produced by
Zak Piper ’01, Produced by
Alanna Schmelter '08, Edited by, Post Production Supervisor 

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
Matthew Fleischmann ’11, Camera, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Ron Lehman ’05, Camera, America's Got Talent

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (one hour)
Tim Farrell ’02, Sound Designer, Star Trek: Discovery

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
Phillip Hoffman ’04, Virtual Effects Producer, The Umbrella Academy

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for A Special
Declan Quinn ’79, Camera, David Byrne’s American Utopia

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Doug Karo ’87, Executive Producer, Conan
Andy Richter, as himself, Conan

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Diane Weyermann ’92, Executive Producer, David Byrne’s American Utopia

Kudos to these alumni who played key roles in these outstanding projects!

Outstanding Television Movie
Janusz Kaminski ’87, Cinematographer, Oslo
Declan Quinn ’79, Cinematographer, Sylvie’s Love

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.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will air on CBS Sunday, September 19, 2021.