Courtney B. Vance’s Johnnie Cochran emerges victorious again. Gold Derby voters have elected Vance in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” the best Limited Series/Movie Actor Emmy winner of the 2010s, beating out many highly regarded legends and recent favorites. Vance nabbed 37% of the vote in our recent poll asking your preference of all the Best Limited Series/Movie Actor winners of the past decade.
Despite Vance’s decisive win there was support for many actors in the poll, with this year’s winner Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”) coming in second place with 17% of the vote. Next there was a tie for third, as Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra”) and Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock: His Last Vow”) both got exactly 15% each.
Lower down there was Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge”), who amassed 8% while Al Pacino (“You Don’t Know Jack”) scored 6%. At the bottom of the poll was both Barry Pepper (“The Kennedys”) and Kevin Costner (“Hatfields & McCoys”) with only 1% each.
In addition to his Emmy win, where he overcame vote-splitting with co-star Cuba Gooding Jr., Vance won a Critics’ Choice Award and a NAACP Image Award for his performance. This was the veteran actor’s first time winning a major award in his entire career. He is married to four-time Emmy nominee Angela Bassett, to whom he memorably dedicated his award in his Emmy acceptance speech.
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