At the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, held Jan. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif., executive producer Warren Littlefield ’74 and his team took home the Best Miniseries award for “Fargo,” the FX show based on the 1996 film of the same name.
“Fargo” received five Golden Globe nominations — more than any other series this year — with Billy Bob Thornton’s supporting acting performance on the show also garnering an award.
The show, a dark comedy about crime in a small Minnesota community, won a Primetime Emmy in 2014 for Outstanding Miniseries and a Critics’ Choice Television Award, also for Best Miniseries, and has received additional acclaim and awards for its direction, acting and cinematography.
Previously, under Littlefield’s watch as president, NBC won an amazing 168 Emmy awards and numerous other industry honors. He joined the company as manager of comedy development in 1979. At that time, NBC had no comedies ranked among Nielsen’s top 25 shows. Less than two years later, he was promoted to vice president of current comedy programs.
As the captain of the network’s comedy department, he helped develop award-winning series such as “Cheers,” “Family Ties,” “The Cosby Show,” “The Golden Girls,” and cast Will Smith in “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” During those years, NBC enjoyed a history-making, six-year ride as the top-rated network. The Littlefield Company, through which he now produces, represents the next chapter in his career.
Littlefield attended the School of Government and Public Administration at American University in Washington, D.C., before earning a degree in psychology from Hobart College. He has remained a dedicated alumnus since graduating from Hobart, returning to offer a Druid Society lecture, and providing current students with insight into the media industry through his participation in the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education’s Los Angeles Experience over the past several years.
The photo above features Warren Littlefield ’74 (left), John Cameron, Noah Hawley and Geyer Kosinski backstage at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards after being presented with the award for Best Miniseries or Television Film for their work on the American dark comedy-crime drama television series, “Fargo.” Littlefield is executive producer for the hit show.