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Emersonians Experience Déja Vu at Primetime Emmys

Emmy statuetteTwo Emerson alumni repeated last year’s Emmy wins, taking home statuettes in Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22.

Randy Barbato ’82 took home an Emmy as an executive producer on RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1), and Raquel D’Apice ’02 was honored for her work as a writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Barbato also was nominated as an executive producer of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, which was up for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. Barbato has been nominated for a total of nine Primetime Emmy Awards.

D’Apice has been nominated twice, winning both times.

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Last weekend, a number of Emersonians came up winners at the Creative Arts Emmys, including television legend Norman Lear ’44, who became the oldest person ever to win the statuette for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) as executive producer of Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons (ABC).

This was Lear’s fourth Primetime Emmy since 1971, and his 16th nomination.

In addition, David Klotz ’94 won his sixth statuette for Sound Editing for his work on Game of Thrones. Klotz has won twice before as music editor for the HBO juggernaut, as well as twice for his work on Netflix’s Stranger Things and once for American Horror Story: Asylum (FX).

Ian McGlocklin ’99 won for Outstanding Technical Direction Camerawork for The Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019 (CBS), Jessica Petruccelli ’07 won for Outstanding Production Design for her work on Netflix’s Russian Doll, and Ric Schnupp ’08, re-recording mixer on Free Solo (National Geographic) won for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program.




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