Normal People actor Paul Mescal has co-starred with Daisy Edgar-Jones for an Emmy nomination.
Mescal was nominated for Best Leading Actor in a Limited Series for his role as aspiring writer Connell Waldron, but Edgar-Jones was not noticed.
The Irish actor told his compatriot that his quote “exists only because of you and your extraordinary talent.”;
He accompanied his post with a shot as he cried, filmed from the BBC 3 adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel.
Ordinary people also received nominations for his casting, directing and writing.
Edgar-Jones responded by posting a photo of Mescal and director Lenny Abrahamson, writing: “I could no longer be proud of these two absolutely incredible people, working with you both was one of the greatest joys of my life.”
The drama follows the romantic hardships of two young men from a small town in Ireland as they finish school and attend a university in Dublin.
Among the other nominees who responded to their nominations is former child star Zendaya, who has become the best actress in a drama about euphoria.
The 23-year-old said her first Emmy nod left her “honestly silent” and her heart “full of love and gratitude.”
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World star Betty Gilpin, meanwhile, used her nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy Series to comment on current events.
“I really can’t emphasize how much this nomination threatens my current quarantine brand of pasta and sad,” she wrote.
“Before this nomination, the phoenixes are educating me from mediocrity, and I’m exploding with ribbons … the cops who killed Breona Taylor are still not arrested.”
Breona Taylor was a medical worker who was shot eight times by police who entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13.
Three officers involved in her murder were placed on administrative leave during the investigation. None of them was charged.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, this year’s acting categories have the highest percentage of black actors in the history of Emmy awards.
“34.3% of nominations is the highest for black actors, the best previous record of 27.7% two years ago,” he wrote.
In the 35 nominations, black actors signed two of them, received by double nominees Maya Rudolph and Giancarlo Esposito.
Esposito, who was on the list for both Saul’s and Mandalorian’s best challenge, called his double recognition “the most pleasant, uncommon surprise.”
Mescal’s Emmy competition comes from X-Men star Hugh Jackman, who was shortlisted for his work in the HBO film Bad Education.
Jackman joked that Ryan Reynolds – with whom he had a long-standing mocking “feud” on social media – was “devastated” when he heard about his success.
Reynolds responded by calling Jackman’s nomination “crazy” in his Twitter message.
“Careful @VancityReynolds … you look a little green,” Jackman replied. “Thank you @TelevisionAcad for making this moment possible!”
Poor education, which is also preparing for the best television movie, tells the true story of a US school administrator accused of embezzlement.
The superheroes of the HBO Watchmen series are leading the ceremony this year, receiving a total of 26 nominations.
The winners will be announced on September 20 at a ceremony broadcast by ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
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