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Lafayette native wins an Emmy

Posted at 1:18 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 14:18:59-04

Lafayette native Peter Beyt won an Emmy for his work on Will & Grace.

Beyt, who is a grad of Our Lady of Fatima High School, won the Emmy for Outstanding Multi-Camera Editing for a Comedy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, September 8 and 9.

Beyt is an editor, producer and director also known for his work on the Golden Girls, and has worked on many television shows, including According to Jim, Blossom and the Ellen Show.

In a post on his Facebook page, thanking those who have supported him and inspired him, including teachers at Woodvale Elementary, L.J. Alleman Middle School and Fatima High.

Here’s a video of his interview after the award was announced:

The episode he won for, Grandpa Jack, features a story line focused on the Jack character, who meets a grandson he didn’t know he had. Jack had disowned his son, but learns his grandson is gay and has been sent to New York to attend a camp aimed at “curing” children who are gay.

That story line hit home, he writes.

“But this episode has great importance for me in addition to this Emmy nomination,” Beyt writes on his Facebook page. “…the repression I endured is still being repeated today. The wasted energy of a youth trying to win approval of his parents robs him of the enjoyment and natural evolution of that youth. In this case his own father not even realizing the damage he has done to his own child. A son that doesn’t need to prove to his father, or anyone else, his right to be the way God made him.”

Here’s the Facebook post: