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2023 Emmy Nominations

The Emmy nominations were revealed on July 12, and it was a big win for Succession (HBO/HBO Max). The show secured a whopping 28 nominations, including a nod for Best Drama Series and three nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Kevin J. Messick (BA, MFA ’89) proudly serves as an executive producer on the series, adding to its acclaim. Another talented individual making waves is production designer Misty Buckley (BA ’07), who received two nominations for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special. Her exceptional work on The Oscars and Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl caught the attention of the Emmy committee.

The highly anticipated 75th Primetime Emmy Awards is scheduled to take place on January 15, 2024, at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. The star-studded event will be broadcast on FOX at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, making it a must-watch for television enthusiasts.

Several other notable alumni from UCLA have also made their mark in the entertainment industry and received Emmy nominations.

Dean Cundey (BA ’68), ASC, Director of Photography  
The Mandalorian
Outstanding Cinematography for a Series (Half-Hour)

Jonathan Dayton (BA ’80), Executive Producer and Director
Fleishman Is In Trouble
Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series of Movie
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Jerry Henry (MFA ’02), Director of Photography  
The 1619 Project
Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program

Dhana Rivera Gilbert (MFA ’96), Co-Executive Producer  
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Comedy Series

Michael J. Benavente (BA ’78), Supervising Sound Editor  
The Last of Us
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series

Kathia Sanchez-Aldana (’13), Associate Producer  
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

Victoria Thomas, CSA, Casting by  
The Last of Us
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Joby Harold (BA ’98), Executive Producer  
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

Doug Chiang, Co-Producer
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

Steve Martin, Executive Producer
Only Murders in the Building
Outstanding Comedy Series

With a remarkable roster of talented individuals, the Emmy Awards are poised to deliver an exhilarating event that embraces the anticipation and celebrates the exceptional contributions of these individuals and their respective projects.