Honor Roll: SVA’s Speciale and Pollard Nominated for Emmys

July 26, 2011

The 2011 Emmy nominees have been announced, and among the names on the elite list of those in the running for a gold statuette are MFA Social Documentary Department faculty member Joia Speciale and MFA Social Documentary Department guest lecturer Sam Pollard.


Speciale was nominated in the category of Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming as the director of photography for the television show Intervention, which allows people to confront loved ones who engage in destructive behavior. To watch a clip from “Rachel,” the episode Speciale has been nominated for, visit the Intervention Web site. Pollard was nominated for editing If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, a Spike Lee-directed documentary depicting recovery in the Gulf Coast region following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

For a full list of nominations and other information on the awards show, please visit the Emmy Web site. The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 18, at 8pm E/T on Fox.

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