One of our experts who gives us her Emmy predix, Lynn Elber of the Associated Press, asked me this question so I share it with YOU GUYS — the ULTIMATE experts! Do you know the answer?
Hi Tom, to answer your question there has been only one Native American actor nominated for an Emmy and that was August Schellenburg in 2007 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for his role in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. I hope that answered your question.
Naveen Andrews was nominated for “Lost”. I think he is considered Native American.
Well this year I am keeping my fingers crossed that the Emmys recognize the brilliant but under the radar performance of Zahn McClarnon as Hanzee in Fargo.
On that note, can we please get him added to the predictions center? He gives a standout and heavily featured supporting performance on a program that has already proved popular with the Emmys and has gotten previously unknown actors nomianted in the past (Alison Tolman).