Liev Schreiber received his first Emmy nomination for lead actor in a drama series for his role in “Ray Donovan” in July. The 48-year-old actor is vying with actors like Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Kyle Chandier, Jeff Daniels and Bob Odenkirk.
“I struggle with the idea of comparing people’s work and art. The notion of giving awards or putting a competitive spin on something that is a relative art form is sort of odd to me,” said Liev Schreiber, talking to The Wrap.
The actor who has been nominated for Ray Donovan, Season 3, appreciates the acknowledgement. In fact Schreiber’s nomination came as a shock to him.
He said he has stiff competition from Jon Hamm and Bob Odenkirk. Leiv Schreiber wants Jon to win for his work in the “Mad Men.” He feels that Bob and Jeff Daniels are also strong contenders to win the Emmys 2016 for their roles in the “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” respectively.
According to Schreiber, from his team there are actors far better than him like Jon Voight, Paula Malcolmson and Eddie Marsan. He said that he expected all of them to get nominations rather than him. He feels that all of his co-stars are very good in their work.
Liev Schreiber, who has two sons with his partner Naomi Watts Samuel and Alexander have been together since 2005, according to Wikipedia. He won his first Tony Award in 2005 for best featured actor in a play for “Glengarry Glen Ross.”
Schreiber played the role of Richard Roma in the 2005 production directed by Joe Mantello. The stage actor known for his roles in several Broadway productions was born to his parents Tell Schreiber, a theatre actor and Heather, a painter in San Francisco on Oct.4, 1967, IMDb reports.
Liev Schreiber has been nominated for the Tony Awards in 2007 for Actor in a Drama for “Talk Radio” and for his role in “A View from the Bridge” in 2010. Some of his works include films like “Scream,” Phantoms,” “The Sum of All Fears,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Spotlight,” etc.