The migration of movie stars to television continues as numerous Oscar winners have now received Emmy nominations for their work. The Television Academy announced their Emmy nominations on Tuesday, July 16, and among them are a pair of Oscar winners from this year: Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”), nominated in Best Movie/Mini Actor for “True Detective” and Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), nominated for Best Comedy Supporting Actress for “Fleabag.” They are among at least 15 Academy Awards champs now celebrating with TV bids.
If there is such a thing as an Oscar bump, Ali and Colman certainly benefited. Both actors only had one Emmy nomination before their big Oscar wins, ironically both in 2016. Ali was in for his guest work on “House of Cards” while Colman showed up in Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for “The Night Manager.”
We also have other recent Oscar winners getting Emmy bids like Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”), Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”) and Patricia Arquette (“The Act” and “Escape at Dannemora”). Davis and Arquette are already Emmy winners for “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Medium,” respectively. For her performance in “Escape at Dannemora,” Arquette has taken home prizes at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Meanwhile, Rockwell will face competition in Movie/Mini Actor from another Oscar winner, Benicio del Toro, nominated for “Escape at Dannemora.”
Another Oscar and Emmy winner returning with another nomination from the TV academy is Jessica Lange, nominated in Drama Guest Actress for “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” The two-time Oscar winner reprised her role as Constance Langdon from the first “AHS” season, which netted her an Emmy. Oscar winners Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas also received nominations for their performances in “The Kominsky Method.” Three Academy Award-winning actors received guest acting mentions for their work on “Saturday Night Live,” including Matt Damon and Emma Thompson, nominated for their hosting jobs, and Robert De Niro for playing Robert Mueller. Adam McKay, who won an Oscar for co-writing “The Big Short,” is nominated for Best Drama Directing for “Succession.”
Oscar-winning composers nominated at the Emmys include T Bone Burnett (“True Detective”) and Steven Price (“Our Planet”). “Free Solo,” this year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary Feature, is nominated for seven Emmys, including for its stunning cinematography. Three of its Oscar competitors (“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” “Minding the Gap” and “RBG”) are also represented in various categories, further blurring the line between film and television. What was once a clear distinction between mediums is becoming a lot more gray as film’s best and brightest flocks to the small screen in droves.
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