Published on 26 September 2019
The red carpet is becoming very familiar to James Longman, who graduated with a degree in Media and Communications from Sunderland in 1998, as he won an Emmy for his role as a Supervising Producer on the show in 2017, and was named a BAFTA LA Newcomer in 2016.
The Emmy Awards took place in LA last weekend (21-22 September) and James’s team won the award for Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for ‘Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney’.
“We beat off some tricky competition,” says James, who is now Co-Executive Producer for the show. “We were nominated for another few but didn't win – but we’re all over the moon to win this one.”
James relocated to LA to work on the American late-night talk show in December 2015. The Late Late Show has been a hit with US audiences and has won followers world-wide for its Car Pool Karaoke, in which stars such as Paul McCartney take a spin with James Corden as they belt out a tune.
James added: “I’ve produced sketches with Michelle Obama, Will Smith and David Beckham – it’s been another fun year.”
The Late Late Show with James Corden has won nine Emmys since it premiered in 2015.