68th Emmy Awards: William Macy Lead Actor In A Comedy Series For Shameless Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: William Macy Lead Actor In A Comedy Series For Shameless Facts You Need To Know
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This is the 3rd Emmy nomination for William Macy for his role as Frank Gallagher in “Shameless” in the category “Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series”.


Even though he has received Emmy nominations for “Shameless” multiple times before, William Macy has never managed to win. Will Macy be third-time lucky?

There is an array of talented actors that Macy has to beat before he can wrap his hands around the Emmy Award this year. Competing in the same category are actors, Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), reports Indie Wire.


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“Shameless” is a comedy series which revolves around the activities of the Gallagher family, led by Frank Gallagher (William Macy), who is the dysfunctional head of the family and a deadbeat, alcoholic father of six children. Macy has won a Screen Actors’ Guild Award for his performance on the show, reports TV.

The episode from “Shameless” that has been forwarded to the Emmys this year, for the consideration of William Macy’s performance, is titled “I Only Miss Her When I’m Breathing”, which is the Season 6 Premiere of the show.

According to Gold Derby, the synopsis of the episode reads: “Maura makes a new friend and has a rude awakening at the music festival; Sarah experiences liberation from an unlikely source; Ali makes an unexpected journey to the past.”

William Macy

William Macy is American actor, screenwriter, and director, who has won an Academy Award for his performance in the film “Fargo”. He has also won two Emmys for playing the character of Bill Porter in the 2002 movie “Door to Door”, reports Emmys.

William Macy has an exceptional acting career with Box Office hits such as “Magnolia”, “Jurassic Park III” and “Pleasantville” under his belt.

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