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.