Alumni News, Awards and Honors

Bennington Alumni Nominated for SAG and Grammy Awards

Joan Tower '61 has been nominated for a Grammy award in Best Contemporary Classical Competition, while Peter Dinklage '91 and Joel Marsh Garland '97 have both been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Awards season has kicked off with announcements of nominations for the Screen ActorsGuild Awards and the Grammys. Joan Tower '61 has been nominated for a Grammy award in Best Contemporary Classical Competition for Tower: Stroke, a piece she dedicates to her brother who suffered a stroke some years ago

Meanwhile, Peter Dinklage '91 has been nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, on the heels of his Emmy win in September 2015. Joel Marsh Garland '97 and his fellow castmates from Orange is the New Black have also been nominated, in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.