Bill Hader Isn’t Letting Barry’s 17 Emmy Nominations Go to His Head

“Getting Emmy recognition—or like, WGA and DGA awards and stuff—it’s kind of mind-boggling. That’s all very, beyond gratifying,” he said. At the same time, he added, being from Oklahoma, he can’t take the Hollywood circus too seriously.

Barry co-creator Alec Berg, he continued, is “the same way. That’s probably why we get along so well. I called him this morning and said, Hey, we got 17 nominations, and he went, Wow, look at us! And that was about it. And then we talked about something else.”

You seem grounded, I suggested to Hader.

“I guess,” he laughed. “Or we’re depressed. Grounded, or fucking mentally disturbed.”

(via Vanity Fair)

Bill Hader would be the first HBO series lead actor to win multiple Emmys since that OTHER mobster

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HBO has been an Emmy juggernaut for so long that it might be surprising to learn only one lead actor has ever won multiple times for a series on the premium network: James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”). But he might finally have company this year. Bill Hader (“Barry”) is the front-runner to win his second straight Best Comedy Actor prize for playing another killer in the mob world. I guess crime really does pay. (via Gold Derby)