Full Sail Stories
Published Sep 30, 2021
200+ Full Sail Grads Credited on 2021's Primetime Emmy Nominees
Graduates had a wide range of credits on nominated and winning TV shows at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Working on Hollywood’s buzz-worthy projects is par for the course for Full Sail alumni, and grad representation at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards proved to be no exception. Some of the year’s most popular shows, like Ted Lasso, The Mandalorian, and Mare of Easttown, plus documentaries like Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry and The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart had graduates from a range of degree programs in their credits. Overall, 214 graduates were credited on 201 Emmy-nominated projects in 112 categories, and 14 graduates were individually nominated. And, when the winners were announced on September 19, four grads received their own Emmys acknowledging their superlative work.
HBO’s Mare of Easttown kept audiences on the edge of their seats, and six Full Sail grads helped craft the dark tale, which earned 16 nominations and four wins. Anthony Zeller (Recording Arts) enhanced the show’s audio as a Foley Editor and Foley Mixer, while Emmy-winning grad Brad North (Recording Arts) oversaw parts of the audio production process as a Supervising Sound Editor. Lauren Fernandez-Morrell (Computer Animation) stitched the show’s visuals together as a Digital Compositor.
Audiences got a behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s biggest superstars in Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, and two Recording Arts grads worked in sound roles on the film, which was nominated in four categories including Outstanding Music Direction and Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-Camera). Jason Gaya was nominated by name for his work as the documentary’s Re-recording Mixer, and Jeffrey Roy made the show’s dialogue clearer as an ADR Mixer.
Seven graduates worked on the Disney+ smash hit, The Mandalorian, which was nominated in 24 categories. Reilly Lohr (Computer Animation) added depth and realism as a Senior Texture Painter, and Lee Perez-Gonzalez (Film) kept the production running smoothly as an Assistant Production Coordinator. Grad Chris Fogel (Recording Arts) earned his own Emmy as a Score Recorder and Mixer for “Chapter 13: The Jedi.”
An additional three Recording Arts grads were honored with their own Emmy statuettes. Brett Voss (Foley Editor, Lovecraft Country) won in the Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) category, Brad North (Supervising Sound Editor/Dialogue Editor, Love, Death + Robots episode “Snow in the Desert”) got an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation, and Ryan Kennedy, (Re-recording Mixer, Ted Lasso episode “The Hope That Kills You”) won for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation. Ryan worked on the episode with fellow grad Brent Findley (Sound Supervisor), who was nominated by name in the Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation category.
Full Sail grads also made their mark on nominated shows like Bridgerton, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Lovecraft Country, The Queen’s Gambit, and WandaVision.