The cast and crew of Showtime’s “Homeland” were on-hand for a panel discussion for prospective Emmy voters on Monday night. Gold Derby was on the red carpet at NeueHouse in Hollywood and snagged interviews with stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Rupert Friend, as well as creator Alex Gansa and director Lesli Linka Glatter.
This spy thriller has been a major awards player since premiering in 2011, winning eight Emmys out of 33 bids. Danes won for Best Drama Actress in 2012 and 2013 for playing CIA operative Carrie Mathison, who struggles to balance her work with her personal life. She has been nominated five more times for the series: three more for acting (2014, 2015, and 2016), and twice for Best Drama Series (2015 and 2016). Additionally, she won a prize as Best Movie/Mini Actress for “Temple Grandin” in 2010 and competed as Best Drama Actress for “My So-Called Life” in 1995.
Patinkin has twice competed as Best Drama Supporting Actor in 2013 and 2014 for playing Saul Berenson, Carrie’s mentor at the CIA. He won an Emmy for Best Drama Actor for “Chicago Hope” in 1995, which brought him a second bid as Drama Guest Actor in 1999. He also contended as Comedy Guest Actor in 1996 for playing himself in “The Larry Sanders Show.” Friend was nominated as Drama Guest Actor in 2013 for playing CIA operative and assassin Peter Quinn; he is now a regular cast member.
Gansa, who developed the series with Howard Gordon for American television from the Israeli show “Prisoners,” won prizes for Best Drama Series and for writing the pilot in 2012, and competed for Drama Series again in 2013, 2015, and 2016; prior to that, he was nominated as one of the producers on “Beauty and the Beast” in 1989. Glatter, an Oscar-nominee for her short film “Tales of Meeting and Parting” (1985), has contended for directing the series in 2013, 2015, and 2016, and for producing in 2015 and 2016. She was previously cited for directing “Mad Men” in 2010.
Elizabeth Marvel, who plays President-elect Elizabeth Keane, also participated in the panel discussion.
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Claire Danes, who plays Carrie Mathison
Mandy Patinkin, who plays Saul Berenson
Rupert Friend, who plays Peter Quinn
Alex Gansa, creator, writer, and executive producer
Lesli Linka Glatter, director and executive producer
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