Three Berklee Alumni Win Emmy Awards

By 
Tori Donahue
September 21, 2020
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Jasmine Cephas Jones, Stephanie McNally, and Pablo Munguía received statues at the virtual 2020 Emmys.

Pablo Munguía received his seventh Emmy Award at this year's virtual proceedings.
Image courtesy of Pablo Munguía

Pablo Munguía won his seventh Emmy Award.The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented three Berklee alumni with Emmy Awards in the week leading up to the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

Grammy Award–winning singer and actress Jasmine Cephas Jones ’09, best known for her groundbreaking roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton, took home her first Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Cephas Jones plays Tyisha in the Quibi web series #FreeRayshawn.

Pablo Munguía, director of the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, received his seventh Emmy Award for his sound mixing. He was nominated twice in the Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special category this year, and has been nominated for 24 Emmys throughout his illustrious career.

Stephanie McNally B.M. ‘10 received her first Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. McNally, a music editor for The Mandalorian, was recognized for her work on the pilot of the beloved Disney+ series.

Berklee alumni were also well represented at the Daytime Emmy Awards, held earlier this year. Hughie Stone Fish B.M. ‘10 and Gregory Jenkins ‘06 won in the Outstanding Original Song category for “The Bad Guys?” from the Funny or Die program Brainwashed by Toons.

This year, 14 Berklee alumni were nominated for Emmys across a variety of sound mixing, sound editing, composing, and acting categories.

The list of alumni winners follows.

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

Stephanie McNally B.M. ‘10, music editor, “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian,” The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special

Pablo Munguía B.M. ‘97, Pro Tools mixer, The Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Jasmine Cephas Jones ’09, #FreeRayshawn (Quibi)

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