270+ Grads on 2023’s Emmy-Nominated Projects

Hundreds of grads made appearances in the credits of this year’s award-worthy television productions.

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The nominees for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced in November, and many of the award-worthy projects got plenty of help from Full Sail grads. Alumni who studied topics like computer animation, film, recording arts, and entertainment business contributed to many exceptional shows. Overall, 278 grads worked on 199 nominated projects in 109 categories, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, and Outstanding Television Movie. And, when the awards were announced on January 15, the 52 projects that won in 80-plus categories featured the work of 100 Full Sail grads; two of those grads took home their own Emmy awards: Marc Fishman (Re-recording Mixer, The Last of Us, "Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series") and James Miller (Sound Designer, Sound Effects Editor, Prey, "Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special").

HBO’s The Last of Us brought the popular video game to prestige television. The show earned an impressive 24 Emmy nominations in categories like Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie, and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series. Full Sail grads like Jake Cenac (Senior On-Set Technical Director), Vincent Robert Rosas (Visual Effects Coordinator), and Delano Athias (Senior Previs Artist) brought the show’s special effects to life. In addition to Marc Fishman's role as Re-recording Mixer, and Jamison Rabbe (ADR Mixer) also worked on The Last of Us’s audio elements.

House of the Dragon earned eight Emmy nominations in categories like Outstanding Cinematography for a Series and Outstanding Drama Series. The show’s stunning visuals got some help from Full Sail grads: Thomas Wingrove served as the show’s Visual Effects Art Director, while fellow grads Max Calderon, Nathaniel Hancock, and Dwayne Broughton worked as an Animator, Rigging Artist, and Environment Artist, respectively.

Thirty-one grads worked on Disney+’s Ms. Marvel, which was nominated in Outstanding Music Composition, Outstanding Picture Editing, and more. Alums like H.R. Barnett and David Christenson worked as Online Editors, grad Amir R. Khan was a Key Second Assistant Director, and Philip Rosado (Lead Layout Artist) and Chris Watkins (Lead Environment Artist) both worked on the show’s visual effects.

Grads also appeared in the credits of nominated projects like Succession, RuPaul’s Drag Race, BEEF, A Black Lady Sketch Show, and What We Do in the Shadows.