At the 70th annual Emmy Awards, The Handmaid’s Tale, American Horror Story: Cult and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, each produced by HWS graduates, will compete for dozens of awards.
The Hulu television show The Handmaid’s Tale — developed under executive producer Warren Littlefield ’74 — has been nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Elisabeth Moss, and 10 Creative Arts Emmys, for everything from casting to cinematography. Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, the show’s first season won eight Emmys in 2017, including Outstanding Drama Series.
Brad Falchuk ’93, L.H.D.’14 is executive producer of American Crime Story and creator, writer and executive producer of American Horror Story. Together, the shows have garnered nominations in more than 20 Primetime and Creative Arts categories this year, including Outstanding Limited for Crime Story, and acting, production design and makeup, among others, for Horror Story.
The FX horror anthology, now in its eighth season, has earned 28 Primetime and 50 Creative Arts Emmy nominations during its run. American Crime Story, also an anthology series with each season conceived as a self-contained miniseries, began in 2016 with the season subtitled The People v. O.J. Simpson, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series in 2016, among other awards.
The 2018 Emmys will air Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.
As president of NBC Entertainment, Littlefield was responsible for developing shows such as Will and Grace, Seinfeld, Friends, Cheers and ER, leading the network to win 168 Emmy awards and numerous other industry honors. He has continued developing award-winning shows like Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale as principal of the Littlefield Company.
As Glee co-creator, executive producer and director, Falchuk is the recipient of multiple Emmys and has won critical praise and awards for American Horror Story and American Crime Story.
Read more about Littlefield, Falchuk and the Lives of Consequence of HWS graduates.