It’s McConaughey’s world and we’re all just livin’ in it man!
The nominations for this year’s Emmy awards have been announced and the actor who has had a stunning run of amazing roles in both film and TV over the last few years is on the precipice of accomplishing something hard to fathom. Matthew McConaughey could be the current holder of the most prestigious lead actor awards in both film and television at the same time.
Like a legion of other Rust Cohle fanatics, I considered this possibility when I got lost in his role as “The Taxman” in HBO’s incomparable True Detective. At the time he was already a frontrunner in the Oscar race for his portrayal of Ron Woodruff in The Dallas Buyers Club – which he eventually ended up winning.
I had read somewhere that when his inevitable Emmy nomination came it would get shoe horned into the miniseries category due to True Detective’s short run of only 8 episodes. That information was wrong as it was revealed today that he has been nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
It’s no given that he will win with distinctively stand-out performances from the other nominees; Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and his CID partner from True Detective, Woody Harrelson.
Even with that heavy pool of great work, I’d still say that McConaughey will be the odds on favorite when the awards are handed out.
If he does take home the prize, we all might be witnessing something that will never happen again.