Michael was among seven accomplished alumni whose career success and strong ties to the Drake community made him deserving to receive a special recognition. The event took place on April 28 at a reception on campus. Congratulations Michael!
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Best Supporting Actor in Television
Michael Emerson (Lost) (ABC)
John Noble (Fringe) (Fox)
Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) (AMC)
Terry O’Quinn (Lost) (ABC)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) (AMC)
Lance Reddick (Fringe) (Fox)
Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) (AMC)
The Drake University National Alumni Association Board has selected seven accomplished alumni as recipients of the annual National Alumni Awards. “As one might imagine, our alumni are incredibly accomplished and successful in their chosen fields,” said Blake Campbell, director of Alumni and Parent Relations.
This year, the selection committee was overwhelmed with more than 75 nominations for the distinguished awards. The winning group features graduates who’ve gone on to excel as an Emmy award-winning actor, a Secret Service agent and more.
“We are very excited to honor and recognize these incredibly talented and dedicated alumni,” Campbell said. Michael and several others will be honored April 28 at a reception on campus.
Michael Emerson, FA‘76, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. Emerson is a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his role as Benjamin Linus on the TV show “Lost” and serial killer William Hinks on “The Practice.” Michael lives in New York with his wife, Carrie Preston. The Cedar Rapids native plans to return to stage performance, but is slated to appear as a guest star in an upcoming episode of “Parenthood,” set to air Feb. 15.
CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL, ON RECEIVING THIS AWARD AND FOR ALL YOUR DESERVED SUCCESS.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
The Globes’ supporting acting categories are a big apples-vs.-oranges mess, with comedy, drama, mini-series, and made-for-TV movie actors all competing for the same five or six spots. With last year’s winner (‘Dexter’s’ John Lithgow) ineligible, this is anybody’s race. Expect multiple actors from ensemble programs (‘Modern Family,’ ‘Lost’) to jockey for space, though Emmy wins this year for Eric Stonestreet and Aaron Paul may give them a tiny edge.
Best Bets: Michael Emerson (‘Lost’), Neil Patrick Harris (‘How I Met Your Mother’), Jeremy Piven (‘Entourage’), Eric Stonestreet (‘Modern Family’)
Strong Contenders: Ty Burrell ‘(Modern Family’), Chris Colfer (‘Glee’), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (‘Modern Family’), Terry O’Quinn (‘Lost’), Aaron Paul (‘Breaking Bad’), Michael Pitt (‘Boardwalk Empire’), John Slattery (‘Mad Men’)
Long Shots: Andre Braugher (‘Men of a Certain Age’), Jon Cryer (‘Two and a Half Men’), John Goodman (‘You Don’t Know Jack’), Ian McShane (‘The Pillars of the Earth’), Danny Pudi (‘Community’), Martin Short (‘Damages’), David Strathairn (‘Temple Grandin’)
Source: TV Squad (click to see more nominee bets)
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Michael Emerson (Lost) and wife Carrie Preston (True Blood) attempted to leave the HBO party for about half an hour, but were constantly faced with yet another long goodbye. They wanted to leave on the earlier side because Emerson was on his way to Hawaii the next day, after first completing voiceover work for the Lost clip show. He wasn’t disappointed in the slightest that John Lithgow took home the Globe in his category, because he thought Lithgow did an excellent job. Emerson said he thinks the new season of Lost is excellent. They are only seven episodes in, but already it includes huge chunks of answers, and those who will allow themselves to be satisfied by the answers will be very happy.