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School of Communication Alumni Receive Emmy Nominations

The 68th annual Emmy Awards is slated to be a display of School of Communication alumni talent. The Television Academy announced its 2016 nominees July 14.

Notable among this famed crew is Julia Louis-Dreyfus (C83, H07), nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. As an odds-on favorite to win, she may take home her seventh Emmy during the live simulcast on Sunday, September 18.

The School of Communication alumni 2016 Emmy nominees include:

*Julia Louis-Dreyfus: She was nominated for the fifth time for her role as President Selina Meyer in the acclaimed HBO show Veep, which is also nominated for an Outstanding Comedy award. This is Louis-Dreyfus’ 21st Emmy nomination; a win in this category would be her fifth consecutive Outstanding Lead Actress award playing Meyer. She has won seven Emmys overall and is also a Veep producer.

*David Schwimmer (C88): His take on Simpson attorney and friend, Robert Kardashian, in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was called “the show’s conscience” by GQ magazine. Schwimmer has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. The show is also nominated for Outstanding Limited Series.

*David Hollander (C90): Hollander is nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on Ray Donovan. He directed the episode “Excuscito” from the show’s third season. He is also an executive producer and writer on the Showtime series.

Other affiliations:

*Greta Lee (C05): Inside Amy Schumer was nominated for the second year in a row for Outstanding Variety Sketch. Lee plays recurring roles on the show.

*Jill Leiderman (C93): ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live received its 22nd nomination; Leiderman serves as executive producer of the show.

*Laura Eason (C89): House of Cards is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series; Eason is a writer and story editor for the Netflix series. 

*Ana Gasteyer (89): Fox’s Grease: Live is up for a whopping 10 Emmy awards, one of which is Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special. Gasteyer played Principal McGee in the televised adaptation of the musical.

*Perry Rein (C88): Rein is a co-executive producer on the Nickelodeon series School of Rock. The show is nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program.

*David W. Zucker (C86): CBS’s The Good Wife is nominated for four Emmy awards, including Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Zucker is an executive producer for this series as well as Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, also up for four Emmy awards.

*Daniel Lawson (C86): Also with The Good Wife, costume designer Lawson is nominated for Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie.

*John Logan (C83): Logan is the creator and writer of Penny Dreadful, which is nominated for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More).