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Emmy Award Nominations Recognize Incredible Achievements of New York Film Academy Community

July 18, 2018

In a history-making year, the New York Film Academy is exceedingly proud of our alumni, guest speakers, and faculty members whose work has been represented in this year’s list of Emmy Award nominations.

The 2018 Emmy Award nominations have placed industry diversity in the spotlight and seen an end to HBO’s 18-year reign as the most-nominated network, with Netflix taking the lead at 112 total nominations.

With so many significant milestones in this year’s Emmy Awards race, NYFA is honored to congratulate our nominated community members for their outstanding work:

Barry (HBO)


NYFA alum Bill Hader picked up five Emmy nominations, both for his work on the comedy-drama Barry and his return to Saturday Night Live. Hader is nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Barry and Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for appearances on Saturday Night Live. Barry, which Hader co-created, directed, wrote, executive produced, and starred in, is nominated for the Comedy Series category.

Hollywood legend and NYFA Guest Speaker Henry Winkler is also nominated for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in Barry.

Insecure (HBO)



NYFA alum Issa Rae received her first (and much-deserved!) Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of the protagonist in the boundary-breaking Insecure. Rae not only stars in the smash-hit series, but also serves as the creator and writer.

Stranger Things (Netflix)


The critically-acclaimed, fan-favorite Netflix series Stranger Things is nominated for an Emmy in the Drama Series category.

The series previously won a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, for a cast that includes NYFA Master Class Lecturer and Member of the Board Matthew Modine as the enigmatic Dr. Martin Brenner. NYFA alum Matty Cardarople also appeared in a featured role in Season 2, as Keith, the arcade guy.

The Tale (HBO)


Sundance favorite The Tale is nominated for an Emmy in the Television Movie category. NYFA Filmmaking instructor Debbie de Villa served as production designer for the feature film. The Tale star Laura Dern also received an Emmy nomination for her riveting performance in this cinematic memoir of trauma and survival.

NYFA is also celebrating our community members who are nominated in the News & Documentary Emmy Awards race.

Heroin(e), a Netflix-produced documentary edited by New York Film Academy (NYFA) instructor Kristen Nutile, has been nominated for Outstanding Short Documentary. This adds to its rave reviews and other major award nominations, including for the Pulitzer and, earlier this year, for an Academy Award.

Documentary Conservatory grads Illaria Ponseletti served as one of the editors on a piece for VICE News Tonight on HBO that has received two Emmy Award nominations, one for editing, for Libya (or Libya: Intercepting Migrants). The piece is nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story as well as Outstanding Editing: News.

And in the Heartland Emmys, NYFA grad Cody Broadway has just won his second and third Emmy Awards, for the Storyteller and Photographer/Editor categories.

See the full list of Emmy nominations at Hollywood Reporter. Congratulations to our Emmy-nominated NYFA community members!








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