The much-anticipated trailer for HBO’s “All the Way” was released on Monday (watch it above). The telefilm focuses on President Lyndon Johnson (played by Bryan Cranston) and his effort to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It co-stars Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson, Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King Jr., Bradley Whitford as Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Frank Langella as Senator Richard Russell Jr., among others. And it’s directed by Jay Roach, a four-time Emmy winner for his telefilms “Recount” (2008) and “Game Change” (2012). “All the Way” premieres on the premium cable network on May 21.
The film is based on the stage production that won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play. Cranston also played the lead role on stage and earned his very first Tony for Best Actor in a Play. But Cranston is already an Emmy darling thanks to his work on the AMC drama “Breaking Bad.” He won six Emmys for that series, including two Best Drama Series titles as a producer and a record-tying four Best Drama Actor victories for his performance.
As of now, “All the Way” leads our Emmy predictions for Best TV Movie, and Cranston is our frontrunner for Best Movie/Mini Actor. We’re also betting on Mackie and Leo to earn nominations in the supporting races. Do you agree the film is a strong contender?
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