These Oscar Winners Are Nominated For Emmys in 2019
Emmy and Oscar winners tend to overlap. After all, the best of the best in Hollywood often like to try out different mediums, especially in this age of incredible TV. Here are this year’s Emmy nominees who have already taken home an Academy Award.
Ali is nominated for Lead Actor In A Miniseries for his role in Season 3 of True Detective. In the show, Ali portrays Wayne Hays, a vet in the Ozarks who works on a case in the 1980s, which he is then asked to recall in 2015 for a documentary.
Better starring in the HBO series, Ali was nominated for not one, but two Academy Awards. He won both of them: Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight in 2016, and then again in 2018 for his starring turn in Green Book.
Benecio Del Toro
Del Toro is also nominated for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie. He portrayed Richard Matt, a convicted murderer who forms a relationship with a prison worker, Tilly, in order to help facilitate his escape.
Del Toro won an Academy Award early in his career for his supporting role in the film Traffic back in 2000. He was later nominated for the same award for his turn in 21 Grams, though he did not win that year.
Rockwell is another actor who is better known for his film work. But in 2019, he took his talents to the small screen in the limited series Fosse/Verdon, based on the life of choreographer Bob Fosse. This earned him a nomination for Lead Actor at the Emmys.
You may recall Rockwell recently won another big award: An Oscar. He took home the Academy Award for in 2017 for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. In 2018, he was nominated once again in the same category, for portraying George W. Bush in the drama Vice.
Starring alongside Del Toro in Escape at Dannemora is Patricia Arquette. For this role, she has garnered a nomination for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie. Additionally, Arquette has a second nomination for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie, for her starring turn in the new Hulu series The Act.
Arquette is another Oscar winner. She won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 2015 for her role in Boyhood. Arquette is no stranger to the Emmys: She was nominated twice for her role in the series Medium, winning once in 2005.
Douglas is among those on this list that has taken his big-screen talents to TV in recent years. He stars in the Netflix series The Kominsky Method, which has earned him the Emmy nomination for Lead Actor in a Comedy this year.
Though most know him as an actor, Douglas has proven himself in multiple ways. He won an Oscar as a producer when One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest took home Best Picture in 1976. Additionally, he won for Best Actor in 1988 for his acclaimed film Wall Street.
By this point in her career, if you don’t know Viola Davis for her lead role on the Shondaland drama How to Get Away With Murder, you’re probably not paying attention. She has been nominated for her role in the series four times, counting this year, winning in 2015.
However, Davis was succeeding on the big screen years before this. She has been nominated for an Oscar three times: In 2008, 2011, and 2016. Davis finally won in 2016 for her supporting role in Fences.
Prolific actor Arkin has been well-known as a TV and film star for decades. He has been nominated for an Emmy four times prior to this, though he has yet to win. This time, he’s up for the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for his turn in The Kominsky Method.
Arkin has also done well for himself on the big screen. He has been nominated for an Oscar on four occasions, winning for his Best Supporting Actor in 2006 for his amusing role in Little Miss Sunshine.
British actress Olivia Colman has taken home a handful of BAFTA Awards, but her reach extends beyond the UK. Colman is in the running for the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for portraying the passive-aggressive godmother to the eponymous character in Amazon’s Fleabag.
You may recall that Colman took home an Academy Award just this year. She won the Best Actress Oscar for portraying Queen Anne in the dark comedy The Favourite.