Stunned or Just Really Happy? Alum Christian Sprenger '07 Wins Emmy, Other Columbia Alums Earn Nominations

Two photos of Christian Sprenger '07 with his Emmy award, one showing him with an exaggerated frozen smile  and one with him taking a photo himself.Emmy winner Christian Sprenger '07 jokingly strikes his best frozen pose for the camera and shows he may be more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.
Congratulations to alum Christian Sprenger ’07 for his second Emmy win and to all the Columbia alums nominated for Emmys this year.

Columbia College Chicago is proud to announce that several Columbia alumni were recognized for their outstanding work in television at the 74th Emmy Awards, with cinematographer Christian Sprenger ’07 winning an Emmy for his work on Atlanta and Columbia alums receiving twelve total nominations.

The Television Academy celebrated the 74th Emmy Awards, which recognized excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2021-2022 television season, on September 12. Emmys were also awarded by the Academy on September 3 and 4 at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies. 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! 


Outstanding Cinematography for A Single-Camera Series

Christian Sprenger ‘07, Director of Photography, Atlanta, winner


Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series

Carl Herse ‘06, Director of Photography, Barry, nominee


Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie

Christian Sprenger ‘07, Director of Photography, Station Eleven, nominee


Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program

Mario Panagiotopoulos ‘03, Camera, RuPaul's Drag Race, nominee


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

Ron Lehman ’05, Camera, Dancing With the Stars, nominee

Ron Lehman ’05, Camera, American Idol, nominee

Ron Lehman ’05, Camera, The Masked Singer, nominee


Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie orSpecial

Kevin Buchholz ‘05, Co-Supervising Sound Editor, Gaslit, nominee

Tiffany S. Griffith ‘92, Dialogue Editor, Station Eleven, nominee


Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

W. Kamau Bell, Director, We Need to Talk About Cosby, nominee


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

W. Kamau Bell, Executive Producer, We Need to Talk About Cosby, nominee


Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

D.V. DeVincentis, Executive Producer, Pam & Tommy, nominee