Courtney B. Vance Wins Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series/Movie & It's No Surprise
There were many worthy opponents nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series/Movie category for the 2016 Emmys, but as many predicted, Courtney B. Vance took home the big prize. His role in The People v. O.J. Simpson was riveting, well-acted, and emotionally intense. In short, it is an Emmy voter's dream. During his acceptance speech, Vance said, "Obama out, Hillary in," as he exited.
However, others nominated in the category, including Cuba Gooding Jr. who was also nominated for The People v. O.J. Simpson, as well as Bryan Cranston for his role as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way, Benedict Cumberbatch for his portrayal of Detective Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Idris Elba for Luther, and Tom Hiddleston for The Night Manager.
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story marks the first season of FX's anthology series surrounding true crime. The series follows the real life murder trial of Simpson, and was nominated for 22 Emmy nominations. It's based off the 1997 book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin. Clearly the entire cast did a fantastic job of making this work come to life.
Congratulations to Courtney B. Vance on his well earned win.