68th Emmy Awards: John Travolta Supporting Actor In A Limited Series For The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – Facts You Need To Know
John Travolta has been nominated in the category of “Supporting Actor In A Limited Series”, for portraying the role of Robert Shapiro in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”.Advertisement
Not only is this John Travolta’s first Emmy nomination in this category, it’s his first Emmy nomination in his career!
If Travolta wants to come out at the top, he has to beat his fellow nominees: Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager), Jesse Plemons, (Fargo), David Schwimmer, (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Bokeem Woodbine, (Fargo), reports Indie Wire.
Amanda Spears, one of the experts at Gold Derby, is favoring John Travolta to bag a win for his performance in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”. “He is one of the first TV actors to successfully transition to stardom. So they might just want to bow down in front of him,” she justifies.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” recreates one of the most infamous murder trials and subsequent acquittals in the American history – of O.J. Simpson, who was accused of murdering his wife Nicole and waiter Ronald Goldman.
It is the first season of the crime anthology “American Crime Story” and has been based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson”.
The crime drama was greeted with praises from the critics and as a result, it has been nominated for 23 Emmys this year.
People might not know but John Travolta began his career in television, where he portrayed the character of Vinny Barbarino in “Welcome Back, Kotter”, a comedy series, from 1975-1979 reports Gold Derby.
However, he never got an Emmy nomination for his role and after getting a break into movies, there was no looking back for him.He went on to star in innumerable legendary movies including “Grease”, “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction” (getting Oscar nominations for the last two).
Will he be able to win an Emmy this time?
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