Clear eyes, full hearts
Kyle Chandler (M ’88) won the award for best actor in a drama series during the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards in September. Chandler, who grew up in Loganville and attended George Walton Academy before enrolling in UGA in 1984, played the starring role of Coach Eric Taylor in the critically acclaimed series “Friday Night Lights,” which also won an Emmy for best writing in a drama series. The series traced the trials and tribulations of rural Texas residents Taylor and his wife Tami (played by Connie Britton) as he coached high school football and raised a family in a state known for its football fanaticism. The series, which lasted five seasons, was based on a book and movie by the same name. “Friday Night Lights” also was the recipient of a 2006 Peabody Award, presented by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at UGA.