Carson Center Advisory Council member Su receives his third Emmy Award
calendar icon18 Dec 2019
Lincoln, Neb.--Bernie Su, an interactive creator and showrunner and a member of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts’ Advisory Council, earned his third Emmy Award this fall in Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media for Artificial.
Su is the co-creator and showrunner of the Peabody award-winning Artificial, the first live audience-interactive science fiction series to debut on Twitch. This series is a fully scripted serialized live narrative that lets the audience interact with the character while shifting the story and plot elements.
“Artificial is a brilliant series, and we are proud of the work that Bernie Su is doing,” said Carson Center Founding Director Megan Elliott. “He is one of many outstanding creative leaders serving on our Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Advisory Council, and we are grateful for his contributions to emerging media. He is redefining how to tell great stories.”
Su won Emmys for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media in 2013 (for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) and 2015 (for Emma Approved). Both were YouTube interactive series.
He told emmy magazine: “I keep my Emmy statuettes on display in my workspace. I want them to inspire greatness in all of our work.”
His previous works also include Frankenstein MD, the first scripted digital series by PBS Digital Studios; Vanity, a Daytime Emmy-nominated digital series sponsored by Maybelline; and Socio, a psychological teen thriller developed by MTV.