DePaul alumna earns two Emmy nominations

Rachel Marciano
July 17, 2017

On Thursday, July 13, the nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were unveiled. Among them was Ann Dowd, an alumna of The Theatre School at DePaul University. Dowd, who graduated in 1982 with an MFA in acting, is nominated for not one, but two Emmy Awards this year: one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Aunt Lydia in Hulu's original series "The Handmaid's Tale," and another in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for her role as Patti Levin in HBO's "The Leftovers."

The Emmy is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry and corresponds to the Oscar for film, the Tony Award for theatre and the Grammy Award for music. Dowd, along with the other nominees for this season, will be honored at the the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17. Nominees and winners are chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

An interview with Dowd on her Emmy nominations is available in Vulture.