Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums John Zuiker ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre Design, and Asha Ward ’21, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance. Zuiker and Ward have been nominated for 2023 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Ward is nominated in the category of Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series as a member of the writing staff of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which is also nominated in the category of Outstanding Scripted Variety Series.
And Zuiker – who, as previously reported in this blog, was the art director for the 95th Academy Awards ceremony presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on March 12, 2023 – is nominated in the category of Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special for his work as art director of The Oscars, ABC’s broadcast of the Academy Awards show, which is also nominated in the category of Outstanding Variety Special (Live).
Ward and Zuiker are among many Columbia College Chicago alums included in this year’s Emmy Award nominations. For more information, click here. Congratulations to all!
The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will honor outstanding work in American prime time television programming from June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Nominations were announced on July 12, 2023. The ceremony is planned for September 18, 2023.