Wesleyan at the Emmys

Did you notice that Emmy Award nominations were recently released?  Of course, Game of Thrones came up big, receiving 23 Emmy Award nominations. Perhaps you didn’t know that there is a Wesleyan alumnus very much at the center of things on this show. D.B. Weiss ’93 has nominations for Outstanding Drama Series (executive producer), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (along with David Benioff).

Our super loyal alum and former trustee Bradley Whitford ’81 was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Transparent). Thomas Kail ’99 has been collecting accolades on Broadway for Hamilton and other directorial triumphs. On the small screen, he was nominated for Outstanding Direction for a Variety Special (Grease). Sasha Alpert ’82 received two nominations as a producer: Born This Way (Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program), and Project Runway (Outstanding Reality-Competition Program). Matt Senreich ’96  is an executive producer on Robot Chicken, which was nominated for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.

We are a small school, but do we ever have a big impact on how folks tell visual stories!