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Award for Producer/Showrunner Team of a Series

Anthony Hemingway
Executive Producer/Director, WGN America’s “Underground”

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.

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.