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September 24, 2012

USC Brings Home Two Emmys

Jay Roach and Danny Strong win for Game Change

A USC alum has been nominated for an Emmy Award every year since 1973. This year exceeded expectations with twenty-five nominations. Jay Roach ‘86 and Danny Strong ‘96 won for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, for Game Change the HBO biopic about the 2008 presidential election; with Strong also winning the Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special award for the same project. Both were producers on the film, taking home a total of two awards each.
 
The full list of SCA alum nominees:
 
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Erin O’Malley ‘96, Executive Producer
 
Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Judd Apatow, Executive Producer
 
Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Peter Gould ’90, Supervising Producer
 
Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Matthew Weiner ’90, Executive Producer
Chris Black ’81, Co-Executive Producer
Erin Levy ’05, Co-Producer
Marcy Patterson ’02, Co-Producer
 
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Matthew Weiner ‘90, Written by
 
Mad Men • Far Away Places • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Erin Levy ‘05, Written by
Matthew Weiner ‘90, Written by
 
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Jay Roach ’86, Director
Danny Strong ’96, Co-Executive Producer
 
Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Jay Roach ‘86, Director
 
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History
Kevin Reynolds ‘81, Director
 
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Danny Strong ‘96, Written by
 
Outstanding Children’s Program
iCarly • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery
Robin Weiner ‘90, Co-Executive Producer
 
Victorious • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery
Robin Weiner ‘90, Co-Executive Producer
 
Outstanding Reality Program
Shark Tank • ABC • Sony Pictures Television
David Eilenberg ‘99, Co-Executive Producer
 
Outstanding Nonfiction Series
American Masters • PBS • A Production of B Plus Productions, LLC in association with Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET
Michael Peyser [FACULTY], Executive Producer
 
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in association with HBO Films
Walter Murch, A.C.E., Editor
 
Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming
The Amazing Race • Let Them Drink Their Haterade (Lake Manyara, Tanzania) • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.
Paul C. Nielsen, Editor
Survivor • Cult-Like • CBS • SEG, Inc.
Tim Atzinger ‘95, Editor
 
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Cormac Funge ‘93, Sound Effects Editor
Jane Boegel ‘93, Dialogue Editor
 
Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
The Amazing Race • Let Them Drink Their Haterade (Lake Manyara, Tanzania) • CBS •
World Race Productions Inc.
Paul C. Nielsen, Sound Editor