Last year, the Emmys embraced four Oscar champs: Ellen Burstyn (“Political Animals”), Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra”), Melissa Leo (“Louie”), and Steven Soderbergh (“Behind the Candelabra”). This year, there are a staggering 20 winners of filmdom’s biggest prize in contention for TV’s top honors. Take a tour through the photo gallery at the bottom of this post that showcases all these Oscar winners looking to add Emmys to their mantles.
Among them, this year’s Oscar king Matthew McConaughey (“True Detective“) and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards“) who are battling each other for both Best Drama Actor and for producing these Best Drama Series contenders.
Three Best Actress winners — Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story: Coven“), Ellen Burstyn (“Flowers in the Attic“), and Julia Roberts (“The Normal Heart“) — face off in the Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress category.
Pitt is on track to pull off an unprecedented double act, producing the top films of the year on both the big (“12 Years a Slave”) and small screens.