UNCSA alumnus Brett Gelman scores 2 SAG nominations
Brett Gelman, a 1999 graduate of the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has two reasons to celebrate the new year, both courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
Gelman is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the Amazon/BBC series Fleabag, in which he plays the role of Martin. The series is nominated along with Barry, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Schitt’s Creek. Gelman joined the Fleabag cast onstage at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month when the series won Outstanding Television Series (Comedy or Musical).
Gelman is also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, in which he plays Murray, which is nominated along with Big Little Lies, The Crown, Game of Thrones, and The Handmaid’s Tale.
In the 20 years since graduating UNCSA, Gelman has forged a prolific career, not only as an actor, but also as a writer, producer, and director. In 2017, he won Best Actor at the L.A. Comedy Film Festival and Screenplay Competition for the feature Room for Rent.
Gelman’s many television credits include Mr. Mercedes, The Inbetweeners, Go On, Eagleheart, Mad Men, Campus, and the revival of Twin Peaks. When he visited the UNCSA campus last year, he joked that when he writes down his address, he simply writes “television.”
His feature film credits include The Other Guys (2010), 30 Minutes or Less (2011), The Night is Young (2015), Flock of Dudes (2016), Wilson (2017), Lemon (2017), and Wild Nights with Emily (2018). He is currently filming Without Remorse, based on the Tom Clancy best-seller, with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell, which is scheduled to be released this fall by Paramount Pictures.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards, the only television awards program that exclusively honors performers, will be simulcast live on TBS and TNT on Sunday, beginning at 8 p.m.