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Emmy 2018

Two Sheridan grads score Emmy nominations

July 17, 2018

Sheridan alumni have received Emmy nominations for their sound and camera work on the popular series The Handmaid’s Tale and Stranger Things.

The nominations for the Emmy Awards, which recognize excellence in the television industry, were announced on July 12. The winners will be announced on September 17.

“Our graduates are internationally known for their innovation, and these grads are no exception,” says Dr. Mary Preece, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan. “We are very proud of our alumni and how they continue to represent Sheridan and its reputation for excellence and creativity.”

Sheridan’s nominated alumni are:

- Wendy Hallam Martin (Media Arts ’87)
was nominated in the category of Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale.
- Craig Henighan (Media Arts ’95) received a nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) for Stranger Things.

Hallam Martin has worked as an editor on such popular Canadian series as Being Erica and Rookie Blue. She’s earned awards from the Directors Guild of Canada for her work on Queer as Folk, The Tudors and The Borgias, and has won Canadian Cinema Editors Awards and American Cinema Editors Awards for The Handmaid’s Tale.

Henighan was recognized for his work on Stranger Things last year, when he won an Emmy in the same category. This year, he is part of the team to be nominated for the episode Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer.

Henighan has worked on sound for other award-winning productions including Black Swan, 13th and Hidden Figures.

Additional Sheridan grads are part of the teams behind Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale, which were all nominated in multiple categories, including Best Drama Series.