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Purchase Alum Score Emmy Nominations

Five alumni earned nominations, with two career-firsts.

The Television Academy announced the nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards yesterday and five Purchase alumni made the list. Winners will be announced September 17, 2018.

Ben Green ’15

Ben Green (theatre design/tech) earned his first two Emmy nominations in the same category. For his work as lighting director on both Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert and The Oscars, he was nominated twice for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special.

Adina Porter ’84

Adina Porter(acting) earned her first Emmy nomination for her role as role as Beverly Hope in American Horror Story: Cult on FX Networks in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Edie Falco ’86

It’s Edie Falco’s (acting) 14th Emmy nomination for her role as Leslie Abramson in Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders on NBC in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Falco has previously won four Emmy awards

Dave Grill ’86

Dave Grill (theatre design/tech), associate professor of theatre design/technology, received his ninth nomination as lighting director for the the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Featuring Justin Timberlake in the category of Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special. He’s won four Emmys to date.

Jonah Kaplan ’95

In the category of Outstanding Informational Series or SpecialJonah Kaplan ’95 (film) was nominated for his work as executive producer of the HBO series VICE. This is Kaplan’s seventh nomination. He won an Emmy in 2017.

Two other alumni also work on VICE, Rob Cosentino ’95 (film) is editor and Andrew Rowley ’09 (cinema studies) is post-production supervisor.