Columbia Alums Among the 2023 Emmy Nominees

The Television Academy recently announced its list of Emmy nominees for the 2022-2023 television season, with Columbia alums earning recognition for their outstanding work.

It should come as no surprise that Columbia College Chicago alumni were among the many talented professionals recognized this year by the Television Academy with Emmy nominations. Their stellar work helped bring shows like Atlanta, Barry, and Being Mary Tyler Moore to the small screen.  

Columbia congratulates our alumni and all the nominees for their accomplishments.  

Below is a list of Columbia College Chicago alumni nominated for their work in the 2022-2023 season.  


Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special 

John Zuiker ’05 (Theatre: Theatre Design), The Oscars  

Outstanding Cinematography for a Series (Half-Hour) 

Christian Sprenger ’07 (Film and Video: Cinematography), Atlanta  

Carl Herse ’06 (Film and Video: Cinematography), Barry 

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program 

Andrew Bolhuis ’94 (Film and Video), Survivor  

Annie Tighe ’02 (Film and Video), Top Chef  

Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program 

Jennifer Nelson ’08 (Film and Video: Animation), Life Below Zero  

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special 

Lena Waithe ’06 (Television: Writing/Producing), Being Mary Tyler Moore 

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera) 

Heather Gross ’97 (Film and Video: Audio), Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie  

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 

Brian Magrum ’03 (Audio Arts and Acoustics), Weird: The Al Yankovic Story  


Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode 

Phillip Hoffman ’04 (Film & Video: Directing), The Umbrella Academy  

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series 

Asha Ward ’21 (Comedy Writing), Saturday Night Live  

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