2018 Emmy Winners

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Congrats to our 17 Alumni who worked on 6 productions that won 27 awards.

Many of our alumni from The Los Angeles Film School worked on Emmy-winning shows. A special shout-out to our 2004 Recording School alumnus, Jordan Wilby, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Editing for a Comedy or Drama (One Hour) for Stranger Things. Jordan won the Emmy at The Creative Arts Emmy Ceremony, which preceded Monday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards. He won the same award last year for the first season of Stranger Things.

Since 1949, the Emmys have celebrated television’s top talent by recognizing creators, writers, actors and directors at their craft. This year, the 70th Annual Emmy Awards celebrated the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history. Sandra Oh was the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for an Emmy (she lost to Claire Foy of The Crown). RuPaul from RuPaul’s Drag Race won for Outstanding Reality-Competition. And the Television Academy crowned Regina King as Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her role in Seven Seconds.

Overall, the Emmys were tame. Co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che threw in their fair share of jabs at the current state of Hollywood. The evening’s highlights included an on-stage proposal that shocked viewers into a standing ovation and Jeff Daniels thanking his horse from Godless. The major wins of the night went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with five total Emmy wins, and Game of Thrones walked away with the final award of the night for Outstanding Drama Series.

Jordan Wilby

EMMY WINNER-Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
Program– Sound FX LARS (2004)
Position– Sound FX Editor

For over 10 years, Jordan Wilby has worked on several of Marvel’s Netflix series, including Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and of course, Stranger Things. At this year’s Creative Arts Emmys, Wilby took home an award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series (Stranger Things). The Creative Arts Emmy Awards is the precursor to the main ceremony. It honors outstanding artistic and technical achievements in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories.

LAFS Alumni who worked on Emmy-winning Productions

SNL new cast

Osmany “Oz” Rodriguez

Creating Saturday Night
Program– Film (2004)
Position– Co-Executive Producer

Osmany Rodriguez, better known as Oz, is no stranger to Emmy-nominated shows. Oz worked with show creator, Lorne Michaels, as a segment producer for Saturday Night Live since 2012. SNL won the 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.


Barry (3 Emmy Wins)

Brandon Trost

Program-Film (2000)
Position– Cinematographer

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (8 Emmy Wins)

Derek Cooper

Program– Recording Arts (2012)
Position– Post Production Assistant

West World

Westworld (4 Emmy Wins)

Mark Famey

Program– Film (2009)
Position– Set Lighting Technician

Dave McGory

Program– Film (2003)
Position– Rigging Best Boy Electric

Adam Mull

Program– Film (2005)
Position– Model maker, Set Designer

Ruddy Salazar

Program– Entertainment Business (2014)
Position– Production Assistant

Michael Rutkowski

Program – Film (2009)
Position – Production Assistant


Glow (2 Emmy Wins)

Ruddy Salazar

– Entertainment Business (2014)
Position– Production Assistant

Jamiel VanOver

Program– Film (2010)
Position– Assistant Camera

Garrett Williams

Program– Film (2008)
Position– Lighting Technician

Samantha Villagas

Program– Film (2012)
Position– Art Department PA

Stranger Things

Stranger Things (1 Emmy Win)

Sean Brennan

Program– Film (2006)
Position– Art Director

Tyler Jones

Program– Computer Animation
Position– 3D Artist: Hydraulx

Josiah Zavala

Program– Film (2013)
Position– Editor: Hydraulx

Ian Hopperton

Program– Film (2015)
Position– Production Coordinator