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!