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Award for Outstanding Dramatic Re-Enactment

Anthony Hemingway
Co-Executive Producer / Director, FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Anthony Maurice Hemingway, born in the Bronx, New York, is a film and television director and producer best known for directing a host of critically acclaimed television series including the HBO series “The Wire” and George Lucas’ WWII action-adventure blockbuster film, Red Tails, inspired by the heroic Tuskegee Airmen—the first African-American fighter pilots in U.S. military history

Hemingway has long been fascinated with the art of telling stories, yet it took stepping onto a set as a production assistant while still in high school for him to find his medium. From that day to this, Hemingway has found a way to bring stories to life on screens large and small.Hemingway has long been fascinated with the art of telling stories, yet it took stepping onto a set as a production assistant while still in high school for him to find his medium. From that day to this, Hemingway has found a way to bring stories to life on screens large and small.

Shortly after his experience on the set of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles in North Carolina, Hemingway began chasing his passion. He graduated from E.A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina and soon became the youngest Second A.D. in the Directors Guild of America at 19 and then the youngest First A.D. at 22 in 1998.

Hemingway’s A.D. experience included work on feature films such as Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Changing Lanes, Jawanna Mann, Taxi, Ali, Freedomland and The Manchurian Candidate, as well as acclaimed television series “The Corner,” “Oz,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “The Wire.” He has worked with dozens of the top producers and directors of the day, including Aaron Sorkin, Jonathan Demme, Barry Levinson, Scott Rudin, Ryan Murphy and Lee Daniels.

Hemingway’s directorial debut came in 2006 on “The Wire.” Showrunner David Simon said that Hemingway proved what they already knew, “that it was time.”

In 2009, Hemingway again joined forces with David Simon, Eric Overmyer and Nina Noble on the HBO television series “Treme.” Hemingway served as both co-executive producer and director on the series.

 


Award for Outstanding Dramatic Re-Enactment

Brad Simpson
Executive Producer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Brad Simpson joined Color Force as partner to founder Nina Jacobson in 2012. Prior to joining the company, Simpson served as executive producer of Marc Forster’s films “World War Z” and “Machine Gun Preacher.” He produced the hit films “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” along with Jacobson.

Simpson and Jacobson recently won Emmy Awards as executive producers of the first season of the anthology television series “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” with Ryan Murphy. The critically acclaimed series debuted on FX in February 2016 and went on to receive a remarkable 22 Emmy Award nominations, winning 9.

Color Force is currently in pre-production on several projects including the highly anticipated second season of “American Crime Story,” the feature film “Crazy Rich Asians,” based on Kevin Kwan’s international best-seller, and a fourth film in the successful “Wimpy Kid” franchise. They have many other high profile projects in development including feature film adaptations of the best-selling novels Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple and Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch.

From 2004-2007, Simpson served as President of Appian Way, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Warner Brothers-based production company.  He began his career at the legendary New York independent production company Killer Films where he served as an executive and a producer from 1996-2004.  At Killer Films, he co-produced the multiple Academy Award-nominated film “Far From Heaven,” served as associate producer on “Boys Don’t Cry,” produced “Party Monster,” served as co-producer on “Home at the End of the World” and associate producer on “Camp.” He was also involved with such classic independent films as “Velvet Goldmine,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “Happiness” and “One Hour Photo.”

Originally from Little Rock, AR, Simpson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University.