If you enjoy watching television, you have a lot of LMU alumni to thank—including the ones who were just nominated for Emmy awards for their work on some of the best shows on TV.
James Wong ’83 is co-executive producer of American Horror Story, which was nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.
Wong is a longtime producer, writer and director of sci-fi and horror movies and television shows, whose credits include The X-Files, Final Destination, The Event and The One. He has been nominated for three previous Emmy awards, all for The X-Files.
André Jacquemetton ’89 is a co-executive producer of Mad Men, which was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. Jacquemetton also received another nomination as a writer, for the episode “Commissions and Fees.”
Mad Men won 15 Emmy awards for its first four seasons, and Jacquemetton shared three of them, for Outstanding Drama Series in 2008, 2009 and 2011. He also shared four Writers Guild of America awards for the show’s first four seasons.
Emily Spivey ’96 was nominated as a writer for Saturday Night Live, which was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. She has won an Emmy once before for writing at SNL, as well as several WGA awards for the same show.
Spivey now produces the sitcom Up All Night, which she created based on her experience returning to work in television after giving birth to her son.
Also, Carson Daly was nominated as a producer of the reality show The Voice, which he also hosts. Daly attended LMU for one year and played on the golf team.
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Sept. 23. The full list of nominees and past winners is available online at http://www.emmys.com/.