When the 2016 Emmy Award nominations were announced this July, a number of Juilliard alumni were among the nominees, many of whom are enjoying repeat appearances on the list.
After winning the Emmys in their respective categories last year, Viola Davis (Group 22) was recognized again for her lead role in How To Get Away With Murder and Bradley Whitford (Group 14) received a second nod for his guest role in Transparent. The nominations also include Kevin Spacey’s (Group 12) fourth consecutive recognition for his leading role on House of Cards and Andre Braugher’s (Group 17) third for his supporting role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Christine Baranski (Group 3) was nominated for her guest appearances on The Big Bang Theory; she was also nominated for this role in 2010 and 2015.
Other nominations include Carrie Preston (Group 23) for her guest role on The Good Wife, Audra McDonald (BM ’93, voice) for her lead role in the TV movie Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Tracie Thoms (Group 30) for outstanding actress in a short-form comedy or drama series for the web series Send Me, and Keith David (Group 8) for outstanding-narration in Jackie Robinson.
Alan Gilbert (Pre-College ’85; MM ’94, conducting) and Christian McBride (BM, ’90, double bass) each received music direction nominations, for “Sinatra: Voice for a Century” (PBS Live From Lincoln Center) and “Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance At The White House,” respectively.
The 2016 Emmy Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 18. For a complete list of nominees, visit emmys.com.