70th Primetime Emmys

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A total of 48 LAFS alumni worked on 37 different productions that earned 154 Emmy nominations.

It’s Emmy season! Nominees for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, July 12. And many of our very own Los Angeles Film School graduates worked on Emmy-nominated shows. Some of TV’s most talked about shows including GLOW, Stranger Things, Westworld and Black-ish were among the nominated productions. Four LAFS alumni were personally nominated for their individual work on Gay of Thrones, Stranger Things, SNL and The Amazing Race.

NBC will host the telecast for this year’s ceremony. The network racked up 78 nominations—only surpassed by Netflix and HBO in the total number of nominated shows. Saturday Night Live fans are in for a treat with Weekend Update co-hosts, Colin Jost and Michael Che, hosting the Emmy Awards on Monday, September 17. Viewers can expect plenty of surprise guest appearances from other cast members from SNL, too. Good luck to all of the Emmy-nominated shows and our Emmy-nominated LAFS alumni!


Matthew Mazany

Nomination– Outstanding Short from Variety Series
Program– Film (2009)
Position– Producer

Matthew Mazany: alumnus of the LAFS film program. Mazany worked as Producer for 38 episodes from 2013 to 2016. He was also co-executive producer and Executive Producer for several shows last year. Check out his impressive credit list on IMDB.

Gay of Thrones


Osmany “Oz” Rodriguez

Nomination– Outstanding Short from Variety Series
Program– Film (2004)
Position– Co-Executive Producer

Osmany Rodriguez, better known as Oz, is no stranger to Emmy-nominated shows. He was nominated for the same show and award last year and has worked as a segment producer for Saturday Night Live since 2012. Oz also directed The Last Man on Earth (2015) for Fox. See his full list of credits on IMDb.

SNL new cast


Jordan Wilby

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

Jordan Wilby: alumnus of The Los Angeles Recording School (LARS). For over 10 years, Wilby has worked on several of Marvel’s Netflix series, including Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and of course, Stranger Things. Wilby has previously won an Outstanding Sound in Television award from the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA). And at last year’s Primetime Emmys, Wilby took home an award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series (Stranger Things). Check out Wilby’s impressive credit list on IMDb.


Joshua Gitersonke

Nomination– Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program (The Amazing Race)
Second Nomination– Outstanding Technical Direction (Carpool Karaoke)
Program– Film (2007)
Position– Director of Photography

Joshua Gitersonke: alumnus of the LAFS film program. Gitersonke has an extensive background in camera operations with six cinematographer credits for The Amazing Race, Hollywood Blvd., Design Wars, My Cat from Hell, Tombaugh and the Telescope. Check out Gitersonke’s impressive credit list on IMDb.

Amazing Race

Carpool Karaoke


LAFS Alums who worked on Emmy Nominated Productions


Adventure Time

Adventure Time (1 nomination)

Kimberly Siapno

Program– Film (2011)
Position– Script Supervisor

American Horror Story

American Horror Story (2 nominations)

Timberly Matonic

Program– LARS (2007)
Position– Props

Yermin (Randy) Garcia

Program– Film (2011)
Position– Grip

American Koko

American Koko (1 nomination)

Adam Silver

Program– Film (2003)
Position– Executive Producer

American Vandal

American Vandal (1 nomination)

Yermin (Randy) Garcia

Program– Film (2011)
Position– Grip

Jamiel VanOver

Program– Film (2010)
Position– First Assistant Camera

Barry

Barry (13 nominations)

Brandon Trost

Program-Film (2000)
Position– Cinematographer

Baskets

Baskets (1 nomination)

Rachel Ferrera

Program– Film (2007)
Position– Set Decorator

Raul Perez

Program– Film (2018)
Position– Digital Utility

Blackish

Black-ish (5 nominations)

Raul Perez

Program– Film (2008)
Position– Digital Utility

Lucy Spas

Program– Film (2001)
Position– Art Department Coordinator

Bob's Burgers

Bob’s Burgers (1 nomination)

Rudy De La Cruz

Program– Computer Animation (2011)
Position– Background Cleanup

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2 nominations)

Andy Gosche

Program– Film (2006)
Position– Writer

Stephanie Goldstein

Program– Film (2006)
Position– Assistant Editor

Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai (1 nomination)

Joshua Calloway

Program– Film and Entertainment Business (2014)
Position– Post Production Coordinator

Drunk History

Drunk History (2 nominations)

Terry Watson

Program– Film (2013)
Position– Art Department Assistant

Michael Rutkowski

Program – Film (2009)
Position – Production Assistant

GLOW

Glow (10 nominations)

Ruddy Salazar

Program
– 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

Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie (3 nominations)

Timberly Matonic

Program– Recording (2007)
Position– Props

Legion

Legion (1 nomination)

Timberly Matonic

Program– Recording (2007)
Position– Props

Jessica Bolton

Program – Film (2009)
Position – Post Production Coordinator

Icarus

Icarus (3 nominations)

Noah Mucci

Program– Film (2007)
Position– Camera Operator

Insecure

Insecure (1 nomination)

David (Grant) Culwell

Program– Film (2006)
Position– B Camera Operator/Steadicam Operator

Chase Parsons

Program – Film 2013
Position – Digital Imaging Technician

Justin Dickson

Program– Film (2008)
Position– Gaffer

Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno’s Garage (1 nomination)

Steve Sanders

Program– Film (2008)
Position– Production Assistant

Jessica Jones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (1 nomination)

Ariana Miller

Program– Computer Animation (2012)
Position– Compositor

Jordan Wilby

Program– LARS (2004)
Position– Sound Designer

Defenders

Marvel’s The Defenders (1 nomination)

Ariana Miller

Program– Computer Animation (2012)
Position– Compositor

Jordan Wilby

Program– LARS (2004)
Position– Sound Designer

Punisher

Marvel’s The Punisher (1 nomination)

Jordan Wilby

Program– LARS (2004)
Position– Sound Designer

The Good Place Image

The Good Place (2 nominations)

Jim Carretta

Program – Film 2006
Position – Assistant Editor

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (9 nominations)

Derek Cooper

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

Ozark

Ozark (3 nominations)

Robert Thomas Pedroza

Program– Recording Arts (2013)
Position– Lighting Technician

Roseanne

Roseanne (2 nominations)*

Nitsa Kuangvanh

Program– Film (2011)
Position– Production Assistant

Jacoby Richardson

Program– Film (2005)
Position– Assistant Editor

Despite the show’s cancellation, it picked up two Emmy nominations.*

A series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events (1 nomination)

Ian Hopperton

Program– Film (2015)
Position– VFX Editor

spider man VR

Spiderman Homecoming VR (1 nomination)

Greg Bolton

Program– Computer Animation (2014)
Position– Environment/Tech Artist

Kyle Dail

Program– Computer Animation (2015)
Position– Technical Designer

Star Trek

Star Trek Discovery (2 nominations)

Ariana Miller

Program– Computer Animation
Position– Compositor

Stranger Things

Stranger Things (12 nominations)

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

The Voice

The Voice (10 nominations)

Trever James

Program– Film (2005)
Position– Post Production Supervisor

Mike Plummer

Program– Film (2010)
Position– Casting Editor

Armando Munoz

Program – Film (2009)
Position – Assistant Camera

This is Us

This is Us (8 nominations)

Christopher Arata

Program– Film (2007)
Position– Camera Operator

Top Chef

Top Chef (2 nominations)

Benjamin C Lazarus

Program– Film (2006)
Position– Sound Department

West World

Westworld (21 nominations)

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

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