Alexander Skarsgard earned his first Emmy nomination and win in 2017 for his supporting role in “Big Little Lies” as abusive husband Perry Wright. But this year he could bring his entire family of Swedish thespians along with him. Not only can we expect to see Alexander back on the Emmy ballot this year, but also his brother Bill Skarsgard and dad Stellan Skarsgard.
Alexander is hoping to follow his Emmy victory with a Best Movie/Limited Actor nomination for the British spy drama “The Little Drummer Girl,” in which he plays Israeli intelligence officer Gadi Becker. “Drummer Girl” aired in the United States on AMC and it’s based on a novel by John le Carre, just like another recent spy thriller that turned out to be a major Emmy contender, “The Night Manager.” Given its prestigious pedigree — the limited series also stars Michael Shannon and was directed by the internationally renowned Park Chan-wook (“Oldboy,” “The Handmaiden”) — don’t rule out a return engagement for Alexander.
Bill Skarsgard recently rose to fame as the evil clown Pennywise in the blockbuster horror film “It” (2017), and now he’s an Emmy contender for Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor for another project based on Stephen King‘s fiction: Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” in which he plays the Kid, a mysterious inmate at Shawshank State Penitentiary.
Their father Stellan Skarsgard is a veteran character actor with a long list of credits ranging from “Breaking the Waves” (1996) to “Mamma Mia!” (2008) to “The Avengers” (2012). But he has never been nominated for an Emmy. This year he could face off against his son Bill for Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor for HBO’s miniseries “Chernobyl,” which premieres in May and tells the true story of the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster. Stellan plays Boris Shcherbina, the Soviet official who led the USSR government commission in the wake of the accident.
So are we in for a Swedish invasion at this year’s Emmys? How many Skarsgards (if any) do you think will make the cut?
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