The Irish at the Emmys

Left to right: Mike Gibbons, Michael Kelly, Maura Tierney, and Liev Schreiber.
Left to right: Mike Gibbons, Michael Kelly, Maura Tierney, and Liev Schreiber.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
October / November 2016

From intense dramas to variety shows, the Irish were well represented at the 68th annual Emmy Awards held in September.

Winners included producer Mike Gibbons, one of the creative team behind James Corden’s wildly popular Late, Late Show “Carpool Karaoke” special. Gibbons – who previously won a Daytime Emmy – was among those who won for Outstanding Variety series. Up next for Gibbons – a co-creator of Tosh.0 – is a CBS sitcom entitled The Great Indoors, which Gibbons will write and produce. The show, starring Joel McHale, debuts October 27.

Among the Irish American nominees were Philadelphia native Michael Kelly, who was nominated as a supporting actor in the Netflix political drama House of Cards. Then there was Maura Tierney, nominated as a supporting actress in The Affair.

Finally, Ray Donovan – the Showtime drama about a Boston Irish family relocated to California – earned two acting nods for Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, who play a father and son with a complex relationship, to say the least. ♦

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