Stephen Colbert, Megan Mullally among NU alumni nominated for Emmy Awards


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Stephen Colbert (Communication ’86) at the Emmy Awards in 2017. Colbert was among eight Northwestern alumni who received Emmy nominations this year.

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

Eight Northwestern alumni have been nominated for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, according to a University news release.

Megan Mullally (Weinberg ’81) was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series for her role as Karen Walker on TV show “Will & Grace.” It is her eighth Emmy nomination and could be her third win.

Stephen Colbert (Communication ’86) received two nominations, one for Outstanding Variety or Talk Series as the host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and another for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for the same show. Jen Spyra (Communication ’12) was also nominated for Outstanding Writing for “The Late Show.”

Five other NU alumni received nominations in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series category. Seth Meyers (Communication ’96), Jenny Hagel (Communication ’09) and Allison Hord (Communication ’05) were nominated for “Late Night with Seth Meyers;” Ashley Nicole Black (Communication ’08) and Nicole Silverberg (Communication ’13) received nominations for their work on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.”

The Emmys will air September 17, hosted by SNL writers and cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost.

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