“Mare of Easttown” Wins Supporting Actor Award for Limited Series

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“Mare of Easttown” was one of the liveliest limited series of the year, and it received 16 Emmy nominations, including for best limited or anthology series. So far Sunday night, HBO’s crime drama has previously claimed both cast member support awards for a limited or anthology series or film.

Julianne Nicholson won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her heartbreaking role as Lori, the main character’s best friend, Mare Sheehan (also nominated Kate Winslet for Best Actress). Nicholson delivered a heartfelt speech referencing recent world events, including the Texas abortion ban and the withdrawal of the US military from the 20-year war in Afghanistan.

“I owe it to you,” said Nicholson, “and all the women out there in Philadelphia, Kabul, Texas or anywhere who struggle sometimes, sometimes have a hard time being happy, realizing that life can be tough sometimes, but never stop, never lose hope, never give up.

Evan Peters also won a Supporting Actor Award, for his performance as Detective Colin Zabel. He and Nicholson were both nominated for the first time.

“It’s a dream come true for me tonight,” said Peters, visibly shocked.

The series, which garnered praise for how it managed to showcase the look, feel, sound, and salty demeanor of residents of Delaware County, Pa., Has become a fixture at the last spring. Although the series was originally billed as a one-season affair, there was talk of a season 2 after the overwhelming response to the premiere.

“I think if we could one day uncover such a moving and surprising story, then I think maybe there is a conversation,” creator Brad Ingelsby told Esquire last month. “I mean, listen, I love Mare. If we could ever give him a great season, I would definitely consider it.


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