Alumni Nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards
BY Fernando Iriarte , April 3, 2018
Columbia Filmmakers will be represented at the Daytime Emmy Awards, the most important accolade for daytime television, by Alumnus Frank Angones ’10 and Alumna Suzi Yoonesi ’06.
Woo-oo! is part of the DuckTales Series: one of the most beloved animated shows in television.
Based on the 1987 Walt Disney series and the character creations of Disney Legend Carl Banks, DuckTales picks up on the adventures of Scrooge McDuck, his nephew Donald, and Scrooge’s trouble-making grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Other classic characters, including butler-chauffeur Duckworth, chicken inventor Gyro Gearloose, and vampy sorceress/LGBT icon Magica De Spell also make appearances.
Angones collaborated with Alumni Bob Snow '10 and Christian Magalhaes '10 who worked as staff writers on the show.
The original version of the DuckTales aired in 1987 and it was praised by both the public and the critics. Now, it made its return to the small screen with a forty-five-minute episode entitled "Woo-oo!". It was received as one of the animated sensations of the season. Indiwire called it a "triumphant return to TV".
Watch the entire episode here.
Yoonesi is having an extraordinary year. She has been selected to direct and produce the Scooby Doo spin off, Daphne and Velma, for Warner Bros Television Group and Blondie Girl Productions. On top of that, her feature film Unlovable had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
Relationship Status was also nominated in two other categories: Leading Actress in a Digital Drama Deries and Outstanding Writing in a Digital Drama Series.
The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Ceremony will be held April 29th.