Emmys 2020

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And Once Again, Netflix Crushes the Competition

The 72nd Emmy nominations were announced on Tuesday, and the streaming battle blazed among the top contenders—Netflix, HBO and NBC. Netflix broke the record for most Emmy nominations of any network, studio or streaming platform with 160 nominations. HBO held onto bragging rights for Watchmen, which received 20 Emmy nominations, the highest of all programs. Ozark led the charge for Netflix’s programming with 18 nominations, including Lead Actor, Jason Batman, and Lead Actress, Laura Linney. The competition is fierce and we’d like to recognize the talented alumni who have contributed to the success of these Emmy-nominated shows.

More than 30 LAFS alumni worked on 35 productions, which earned 193 Emmy nominations across a variety of streaming networks.

Congrats to these amazing individuals who continue to shape the entertainment industry! Many of our alumni have worked on shows that are currently streaming on HBO, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. See the full list of where to stream our alumni work.

Watch the 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony via virtual livestream on Sunday, September 20.

Are you an alumnus who worked on an Emmy-nominated show this year? Email us at social@lafilm.edu.

Alumni personally nominated for an Emmy

Space Force

Space Force

Alumnae: Rachael Ferrara and Susie Mancini

Rachael was the Set Decorator on Netflix’s Space Force. She was also nominated for an Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for her work on Barry. Her past credits include Baskets, Booksmart, Documentary Now!, and she has over 75 IMDb credits.

Susie was the Production Designer on Space Force. She was also the PD on Between Two Ferns: The Movie, which received an Emmy nomination.


Watchmen HBO

Alumnus: Jordan Wilby

Jordan was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special for his work on Watchmen. This is Jordan’s sixth nomination. He has won two for Stranger Things in 207 and 2018.

What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

Alumna: Angelina Faulkner

Angelina was nominated (again!) for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) for her work on What We Do in the Shadows. This is her second nomination.



Alumnus: Ben Gamble

This is Ben’s fourth nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program. Ben has been on camera for the reality show since 2013. He has also operated the camera on many other reality shows including The Apprentice in 2008.



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