Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that William H. Macy is entering the “Shameless” episode “Father Frank, Full of Grace” as his 2021 Emmy Awards submission for Best Comedy Actor. This program aired April 11 and was the 12th episode of the 11th season for the Showtime show.
In this installment, Frank (Macy) is found unconscious by his family after another overdose. He is later taken to the hospital after wandering off due to his dementia. He tests positive for COVID-19 and then dies, returning as a ghost for a final party.
This year marks his 15th career Emmy nomination with two previous wins. For this 2021 contest, he is competing against Anthony Anderson (“black-ish”), Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”), Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) and Kenan Thompson (“Kenan”).
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