As Gold Derby predicted, Mark Ruffalo
won Best Limited Series/Movie Actor at this year’s Emmys for “I Know This Much Is True
.” He represented the lone nomination for the HBO limited series. And he was competing in a category against actors from more beloved programs such “Watchmen
” and “Normal People
.” That Ruffalo was able to overcome the popularity of his competition at the Emmys could signal that he will sweep through the upcoming winter awards season.
The last decade began with a trio of triple winners of the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards: Al Pacino (“You Don’t Know Jack
”), Kevin Costner
(“Hatfields & McCoys
”) and Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra
”). But since then only Darren Criss
(“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”) has been able to pull off the hat trick.
In “I Know This Much Is True
,” Ruffalo plays dual roles as brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey.