Congrats to Our Alumni Grammy, Golden Globe, and Image Award Nominees

The Golden Globe, NAACP Image Awards, and the Grammy nominations have Columbia's stamp all over them!

Congrats to Our Alumni Grammy, Golden Globe, and Image Award Nominees

 

The recent Grammy, Golden Globe, and NAACP Image Award nominations are filled with Columbia College Chicago alumni names, and we couldn’t be more proud!  Highlights include nominations for the work of Dino Stamatopoulos (’86), producer of Anomalisa; Ayanna Floyd (MFA ’98), co-executive producer of Empire; and Michael Goi (BA ’80), cinematographer and director of American Horror Story: Hotel.  Congratulations to all of the alumni listed below whose work has received much well-deserved recognition.  We are rooting for you! 

 

 

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

 

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Glory” — Common & John Legend

Lonnie Rashied Lynn, AKA Common (’96)

 

Best Rap Song

“Glory” — Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)

Lonnie Rashied Lynn, AKA Common (’96)

Che’ Smith, AKA Rhymefest (’88)

 

Best Gospel Album:

Life Music: Stage Two — Jonathan McReynolds

Mr. Jonathan McReynolds (BM ’11) *Alum and Part-time Faculty

 

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“Glory” (Selma) — Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)

Mr. Lonnie Rashied Lynn, AKA Common (’96)

Mr. Che’ Smith, AKA Rhymefest (’88)

 

 

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS

 

Best Television Series – Drama

 

Empire

 

Ayanna Floyd (MFA ’98), Co-Executive Producer

Cece Destefano (BA’94), Production Designer

Krystin Auriemma (BA ’06), Set Decorator

Katy McIlvaine (BA ’11), Assistant to Music Supervisor

 

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

 

Casual

John Guleserian (BA ’00), Cinematographer

 

Transparent

Arabella Anderson (BA ’12), Writer

Kendra Rasmussen (BA ’07), Assistant Production Coordinator

Brett Maier (BA’09), Production Assistant

 

Veep

Callie Hersheway (BA ’07), Writer/Associate Producer

 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

 

American Horror Story: Hotel

Michael Goi (BA ’80), Cinematographer and Director

Justin Krohn (BA ’02), Editor

 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Big Short - Adam Mckay (’91), Director

 

Best Motion Picture - Animated

Anomalisa

Dino Stamatopoulos (’86), Producer

 

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture 

The Big Short - Adam Mckay (’91)

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series

Better Call Saul - Bob Odenkirk (’84)

 

 

NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

 

Outstanding Drama Series

Empire WINNER

Ayanna Floyd (MFA ’98), Co-Executive Producer

Cece Destefano (BA’94), Production Designer

Krystin Auriemma (BA ’06), Set Decorator

Katy McIlvaine (BA ’11), Assistant to Music Supervisor

 

 

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Bessie

Len Amato (BA ’75), President of HBO Films

Jeff Jur (BA ’76), ASC, Cinematographer

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

Survivor’s Remorse

Amy M. Fleming (BA ’99), Editor

 

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