When the industry likes you, they really like you. The various acting categories at this year’s Emmy nominations include many actors who have bounced back and forth between film and TV with great success. Fourteen Oscar-winning performers reaped Emmy bids this year: Mahershala Ali (“Ramy”), Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”), Cate Blanchett (“Mrs. America”), Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Laura Dern and Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”), Louis Gossett Jr., Jeremy Irons and Regina King (“Watchmen”), Lupita Nyong’o (“Serengeti” narrator), Brad Pitt (“Saturday Night Live”), Octavia Spencer (“Self Made”) and Christoph Waltz (“Most Dangerous Game”). Dern, Douglas, Gossett, Irons, King, Pitt and Streep are previous Emmy winners.
The trio of “Watchmen” contenders are in the most-nominated series of the year, Dern is just coming off an Oscar win, Douglas just saw “The Kominsky Method” break through in Comedy Series and, of course, Streep is Streep.
Meanwhile, Ali, Arkin, Blanchett, Colman, Nyong’o, Spencer and Waltz are all looking to add an “E” to their hunt for the EGOT. Blanchett and Colman are arguably the top contenders to take home Emmys. But much like the previous Emmy winners mentioned, you can’t count Ali, Arkin, Nyong’o, Spencer or Waltz out either considering how beloved they are in the industry.
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