YoungArts + Emmy Nominations 2015

Thursday Jul 16th, 2015

Blog > YoungArts + Emmy Nominations 2015

This is some of our favorite news of the year - major award nominations! Not that awards are the only signifier of success (we don’t believe that at all), but we can’t help but feel extremely proud of these members of the YoungArts family who are sharing their good vibes and inspiring talents with the world on a large scale and doing it mighty well. We’re glad they followed their passions since they were ambitious teenagers applying to YoungArts!

Here are our alumni (and one awesome master teacher!) nominated for 2015 Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis (1983, Theater) in How to Get Away With Murder

Outstanding Children’s Program
Alan Alda and the Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass

Outstanding Drama Series
Orange is the New Black [created by Jenji Kohan (1987, Writing)]

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Alda (Master Teacher) in The Blacklist

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special
John Ridley for American Crime

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime [created by John Ridley (1982, Theater)]

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program
Steven Universe [created by Rebecca Sugar (2005, Visual Arts)]

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Sarah Paulson (1993, Theater) in American Horror Story

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Finn Wittrock (2003, Theater) in American Horror Story

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Hot Girls Wanted [with Ronna Gradus (1995, Photography) as Director, Producer and Director of Photography]

Want to be part of this family? YoungArts applications for the 2016 cycle are now open! For more information and link to the application, visit