USA Network miniseries "Political Animals," which sadly did not move on to become a regularly scheduled primetime series as hoped, has instead become a cult classic and is now a multi-Primetime Emmy award nominee!
The anticipation leading up to the announcement of the 65th Primetime Emmy awards has been building for weeks, and “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul and “How I Met Your Mother’s” Neil Patrick Harris finally made the official list public this morning. Watch the video below, or read on for the full list from Soap Opera Network detailing who’s in the running for the coveted golden statues!
While Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey Hughes, "As The World Turns") did not win Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his performance as Spike in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the play itself did win in the category of Best Play. Written by Christopher Durang, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" tells the story of Vanya (David Hyde Piece, "Frasier") and Sonia (Kristine Nielsen,"Political Animals") and Masha (Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals") and Spike (Magnussen), who together turn a generally quiet household into a standing circus full of intrigue and super fun.
Daytime fans might remember Billy Magnussen as “As the World Turns’” Casey Hughes, a role he played from 2008-2010. But the Broadway world has taken notice of the young actor for his work in front of live audiences, and his recent stint as the empty-headed yet handsome boy-toy Spike in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” has even earned him a Tony nomination! But will the former soap stud be able to nab the role? You’ll have to tune in to find out!
After five weeks of non-stop drama, one of my favorite new television shows, "Political Animals," is concluding its six-episode mini-series run on USA Network tonight.