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Two IU alumni nominees for 70th Emmy Awards



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Creator Ryan Murphy attends a tastemaker event for FX Network's "Feud" at the Rainbow Room on Feb. 14, 2017, in New York City. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service Buy Photos

Producer and director Ryan Murphy, as well as writer and comedian Brian Stack — two IU alumni — were recently announced as nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards.

Murphy majored in journalism at IU in the mid-1980s, and Stack, a former Indiana Daily Student employee who studied telecommunications, received his BA in 1986. 

Stack is nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for his work on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” which he has been writing for since 2015, according to an IU press release. Stack, who used to write for Conan O'Brien, has been nominated for an Emmy Award in writing every year since 1998 and won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2007.

Murphy is nominated in two categories — Outstanding Short-Form Nonfiction or Reality Series and Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. 

He has worked many projects, including “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck” and “American Horror Story,” according to the press release.

The Emmy Awards will air at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, on NBC. The event will take place in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Hannah Reed

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