68th Emmy Awards: Courtney B. Vance Lead Actor In A Limited Series For The People v. O.J. Simpson – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: Courtney B. Vance Lead Actor In A Limited Series For The People v. O.J. Simpson – Facts You Need To Know
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In less than two weeks it will be time for the 68th Emmy awards honoring the most outstanding series in television. HBO’s medieval-fantasy drama Game of Thrones racked up the nominations but behind it stands The People v. O.J. Simpson with lead actor Courtney B. Vance.


With 22 nominations to its name, including Outstanding Limited Series, the FX true crime anthology series was highly acclaimed for its depiction of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Dubbed “the trial of the century” the highly publicized court case resulted in the acquittal of Simpson. Courtney B. Vance played the role of Johnnie L Cochran, Jr. the head of the defense team that secured the dismissal of the case against O.J.

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So what did Courtney B. Vance do after receiving the 68th Emmy nomination? Took to social media? Celebrate with coworkers and friends? The answer is not as grand as many might think.

68th Emmy Nomination Simple Celebration Is The Best Celebration

According to E! Online, Vance dropped his children off at summer school and was sitting on the side of the road just returning emails and calls. For the actor, just going through his normal day while informing friends and family, that’s his celebration.

The 10-episode was a critical success scoring over 90 percent on review aggregators Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes. Critics praised the series’ writing, directing, and acting on a still relevant story shedding further light into the facts established on the trial.

The highly positive reaction is no doubt great for the series. The only thing that can be possibly be a drawback is that there’s not enough recognition to go around. This is highlighted when Vance and another actor from the show, Cuba Gooding Jr., is also nominated for the same award.

Not that there’s anything wrong with it. This is certainly a fine example of healthy competition between actors and both equally deserve to receive the award. The 68th Emmy awards will air on September 18th 2016.

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