At the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards held on Jan. 20, Warren Littlefield ’74 took home the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the Hulu television show based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name.
Littlefield is an executive producer of the show, which won Golden Globe awards for best drama series and best performance by an actress in a television drama earlier this year. Set in a dystopia era in which a theocratic totalitarian regime rules what was once the United States, “The Handmaid’s Tale” won eight of its 19 Emmy Award nominations in 2017, including “Outstanding Dramatic Series,” as well as recognitions for lead and supporting actresses, writing, directing, cinematography and production design.
Previously, under Littlefield’s watch as NBC president, the network 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 president of NBC television, Littlefield was responsible for developing shows such as “Will and Grace,” “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “Cheers” and “ER.” The Littlefield Company, through which he now produces, represents the next chapter in his career.
More information on Littlefield’s award-winning career and Life of Consequence can be found here.