Nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week and, while PBS only scored one nod (ANTIQUES ROADSHOW for Outstanding Structured Reality Program), several actors recognizable from shows we’ve aired on UNC-TV got some appreciation. While public broadcasting can’t take the win should any of these fine thespians take home a statue, viewers can take heart in the knowledge that the people cast in shows on our channels are pretty impressive at their craft.
Let’s see who earned recognition this year from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences…
Olivia Colman is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the Amazon series Fleabag. That increases the potential for an absolutely stellar year for this talented performer since she won an Oscar in February. While UNC-TV viewers may recognize her from guest roles on Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders, it’s far more likely she’s known for playing Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables on Masterpiece.
Rufus Sewell is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, another Amazon series. Sewell played Will Ladislaw in Middlemarch on Masterpiece Theatre and Aurelio Zen on Masterpiece Mystery. Most recently, he was Lord Melbourne in Victoria. Continue reading