Stanford alums again nominated for Emmy awards

Actor and alumnus Sterling K. Brown, ’98, delivered the graduation address at the 127th Stanford Commencement. The popular actor is again up for an Emmy this year.

Once again, the remarkable screen stars and Stanford alums STERLING K. BROWN, ’98, and  ISSA RAE, ’07, have earned Emmy nominations for their roles in television series. ANDRE BRAUGHER’84, joins their ranks this year and AMY ANIOBI ’06 shares a series nomination with Rae.

The four alums have earned multiple awards and nominations before for their work on the screen. This year, between them, they earned two producing and four acting Emmy nominations.

Braugher is nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his role as police captain Raymond Jacob Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Brown is nominated in the same category for his supporting role as Reggie in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and, for the fourth year in a row, he is also up for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Randall Pearson on  This Is Us (he won in 2017). Rae earned a nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of Issa Dee on  Insecure. The series, which she co-created and co-produces with Aniobi, is nominated for outstanding comedy. It was renewed this year for a fifth season.

Netflix, co-founded and headed by  REED HASTINGS, MS ’88, is the TV distributor with the most major nominations, with a record-setting 160.

TED DANSON, who attended Stanford before transferring to Carnegie Mellon University, earned a nomination for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his role as Michael in The Good Place.

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Sept. 20.