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After being largely ignored by the Television Academy through most of its six season run, the Cold War era FX spy series The Americans jtoday finally felt a warm embrace, with four nominations in major categories.
It isn’t often that a show so inexplicably forgotten by the Academy during its run gets so many nominations when it is all over. The Americans is an exception, nominated for Best Drama Series, Best Actor for Matthew Rhys, Best Actress for Keri Russell, and Outstanding Writing for executive producers Joel Fields and creator Joseph Weisberg for Start, the widely acclaimed series finale.
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“Speaking for the cast, the crew, the producers and directors, and what the heck, we’ll speak for the network and studio, too, it’s hard to move on after six years working on this show that we’ve loved so much,” said Fields and Weisberg. “But this wonderful recognition from our peers makes it easier.”
The love wasn’t universal. Noah Emmerich was once again snubbed for his understated role as the FBI agent Stan Beeman, who lived across the street from Philip and Elizabeth Jennings and only figured out in the final episodes that his best friend wasn’t running a travel agency, but rather had for years been part of a married spy team perpetrating mayhem for the Russians, right under his nose as the Soviet Union and America waged...
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