The 2018 season of Fox’s “The X-Files” — the second of the revival and 11th overall — is staging a spooky Emmy campaign for five of its cast members. Leads David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are of course back on the Emmy ballot as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Duchovny previously earned two nominations (1997-98) for the original run of “The X-Files,” while Anderson received four bids (1996-99) and won the 1998 Emmy for Best Drama Actress. This time around they’re joined by three of this season’s standout guest stars: Karin Konoval (“Plus One”), Haley Joel Osment (“Kitten”) and Fiona Vroom (“Nothing Lasts Forever”).
Character actress Konoval, who was one of our Emmy spotlights in January, played no less than four characters in Episode 6: Little Judy Poundstone, her twin brother Little Chucky Poundstone, and both of their dopplegangers. Konoval was already an “X-Files” favorite before Season 11, having portrayed under-the-bed villain Mrs. Peacock in “Home” and fortune teller Madame Zelma in “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose.”
“The Sixth Sense” Oscar nominee Osment also took on a pair of characters in Episode 6: Young John “Kitten” James in Vietnam War flashbacks and his present-day son Davey James that tangled with Mulder and Scully. The episode was welcomed by fans for being one of the rare hours to focus on Mitch Pileggi‘s Walter Skinner. Alas, Pileggi was not submitted for Emmy consideration by Fox or his personal reps for this season of “The X-Files.”
Vroom tackled the complex role of Barbara Beaumont in Episode 11, a 1960s TV star who in the present day still looked as pristine and beautiful as ever because she consumed human organs. Mulder and Scully discovered Barbara’s cult of fellow cannibal zombies and soon put an end to the horrors, as Barbara was killed by the renegade sister of one of her followers.
After playing Scully on “The X-Files” for 25 years, Anderson finally said goodbye during March’s Season 11 finale. Scully’s final scene played out on a dock when she confessed to longtime partner Mulder that he wasn’t actually William’s father. When Mulder asked, “What am I now if I’m not a father?” Scully revealed that he still was a father … because she was pregnant. Fox has yet to renew “The X-Files” for a 12th season.
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