68th Emmy Awards: Keri Russell Lead Actress In A Drama Series For The Americans – Facts You Need To Know
Keri Russell has had impactful career in TV series and feature films in Hollywood. While the actress’s peak achievements are noted for her portrayal as a teenage girl in the 1998 show Felicity, it hasn’t stopped the award winning actress from looking forward to her next notable role.Advertisement
Currently, Keri Russell is a recurring role playing as Elizabeth Jennings in the ongoing The Americans TV Series. While the show itself has been nominated for an Emmy award in Outstanding Drama Series category, the 40 year old actress will also be competing to win her Emmy award.
It was recently revealed that Keri Russell was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal as Elizabeth Jennings in The Americans. However, the actress faces tough competition as Claire Danes from Homeland and Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder have also been nominated for the award.
Over the years, Keri Russell has been known for winning the Golden Globe award for Felicity in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama. Furthermore, she also won the OFTA Television Award for Best Actress in a New Drama Series.
Recently, Keri Russell also revealed her reaction to her first nomination for an Emmy. According to NY Times she said, “To be honest, we weren’t paying attention to it at all, because for so many years we haven’t been acknowledged,” she said. “What a fun surprise. Because in a strange way I feel like we’re the bad kids who got invited to the party — like somehow this year we slipped through the cracks.”
Previously, Keri Russell has been nominated for her role in The Americans by IGN Award, Satellite Award, Saturn Award and was consecutively nominated in Critics choice TV Award from 2013-2015.
The American Series was recently granted to air its show for two more seasons. It has been revealed that the series will come to an end in 2018. Fans are expecting Keri Russell to win the award as well as the show although it face fierce competition from Games of Thrones and other series.