Emmy Awards ceremony this weekend to have multiple Vermont connections

© COURTESY PHIL CARUSO From left to right, Rosie Perez and Kaley Cuoco star in “The Flight Attendant,” a limited series on HBO Max that’s based on the novel by Vermont author Chris Bohjalian.

The Emmy Awards take place Sunday, and this year the list of nominations has several Vermont touches.

That has a lot to do with “The Flight Attendant,” the HBO Max series based on the novel by Weybridge author Chris Bohjalian. The eight-part show starring Kaley Cuoco was selected for nine nominations, including an acting nod for Cuoco. She was also one of the executive producers for “The Flight Attendant.”

Other Vermont connections include a Burlington musician nominated for her work on the soundtrack to an HBO film and a well-known actor who lives part-time in the state and is up for an acting award.

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The winners of a few awards have already been announced. The list of Vermont connections to this year’s Emmy Awards includes:

‘The Flight Attendant’

Nominations for the series (with winners who have already been announced noted in parentheses) are:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series.
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Kaley Cuoco.
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Rosie Perez.
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Susanna Fogel.
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Steve Yockey.
  • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series (already won by “Ted Lasso”).
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series (already won by “Ted Lasso”).
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (already won by “Mare of Easttown”).
  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music (already won by Blake Neely for “The Flight Attendant”).


Burlington cellist Zoe Keating and her collaborator, Jeff Russo, were nominated for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score). The winner of that category has already been announced — Carlos Rafael Rivera for “The Queen’s Gambit.”


Goddard College alumnus William H. Macy is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in the Showtime series “Shameless.” This is the sixth nomination for “Shameless” for Macy, a part-time resident of central Vermont with his wife, actress Felicity Huffman. He has yet to win an Emmy for “Shameless.”

Macy’s competitors for the award include Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”; Kenan Thompson, “Kenan”; Jason Sudekis, “Ted Lasso”; and Michael Douglass, “The Kominsky Method.”

If you watch

8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 73rd Emmy Awards, CBS (locally on WCAX).


Contact Brent Hallenbeck at bhallenbeck@freepressmedia.com. Follow Brent on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BrentHallenbeck.

This article originally appeared on Burlington Free Press: Emmy Awards ceremony this weekend to have multiple Vermont connections

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