Emmy nomination for ‘Outlander’ star Caitriona Balfe?

Emmy watchers are scrutinizing Caitriona Balfe closely this awards season, wondering: Can the hugely popular “Outlander” star break into the competitive race for Best Drama Actress?

The new Starz series is an international cult hit that competes in other Emmy races, too – like costumes and art direction – but its best hope for prestige recognition is in that lead acting slot.

It’s clear from this video of the cast and crew’s recent appearance at Paleyfest that the team has passionate support in Hollywood. Listen to the whoops and cheers greeting the comments of Balfe, costars Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies, executive producer Ronald D. Moore and Diana Gabaldon, who is the author of the book series upon which the program is based. E! Online’s Kristin Dos Santos does an ace job as jolly ringmaster.

Watch the Paleyfest video below plus my own webcam chat with Balfe that was recorded a few months ago.



8 thoughts on “Emmy nomination for ‘Outlander’ star Caitriona Balfe?

  1. Where is Catriona Balfe nomination? To me she can beat all those other actress. I have not seen such a compelling actress in a long time. She plays so many roles brilliantly. She HAS to win.

  2. Caitriona Balfe is a highly talented actress delivering a highly nuanced performance as Claire in Outlander. She is “spot on” in the role as any devotee of the book series of 23 years will tell you. She is in almost every scene sometimes working in harsh weather conditions in Scotland and on a horse! She deserves a nomination if not the win.

  3. Caitriona Balfe is deserving without question. What about nods for best male lead to Sam and best supporting to Tobias…

  4. It seems that Mr O´Neil is very enamored in her performence. I wish, he would shown the same dedication for performences by actresses like Keri Russel, Tatiana Maslany or Gillian Anderson, which are loved by critics and fans alike. If someone from that cast deserved a nomination, than this would be Tobias Menzies for this amazing performence as BJR. But what about Lotte Verbeek as Supporting Actress? She did an amazing job playing Geilis Duncan.

  5. Her performance is not only believable but etched with emotions & subtleties that elevate this performance. She is engaging in all her scenes never over powered nor dismissed. There are other actresses equally worthy of consideration. But the complexity in which her emotional journey and story is delivered, should surely be worth a future nomination. Then it’s let best actress win.

  6. Emmy? If you ask me the cast of Outlander, Sam, Caitriona, Tobias, the entire cast fall into an acting award that far exceeds Emmy, Acadamy or any award yet given. It is the best, heart felt, dimensional, believable acting I have ever seen in television or the big screen.

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