Former University of Miami student David Nutter won an Emmy on Sunday for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. Nutter won the award for directing “Mother’s Mercy,” the final episode of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. His win contributed to the series’ record-breaking night. 

“Mother’s Mercy” is the Game of Thrones episode that lit up the Internet with fans of the show disputing the fate of beloved character, Jon Snow.

Nutter was a Motion Pictures student at UM and is most known for directing pilot episodes, which is where his nickname “the pilot-whisperer” comes from. He has continuously supported the School of Communication through his work with students. Last year, Nutter made a pledge to the school’s First Feature Film Fund which offers financial support to motion pictures students, enabling them to complete a feature-length film. He has also judged Canes Film Showcase, the school’s annual screening of top student films in Los Angeles.

This was Nutter’s second Emmy win.