(this is for April 16th-check you own time zone here!)
Already a two-time Emmy Award winner for his acting on the series, Hader won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Saturday for his work on the episode “ronny/lily” at the 72nd annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles.
In the dramatic television series category, Nicole Kassell won the DGA Award for helming the pilot of HBO’s “Watchmen.” As previously reported, the first episode, titled “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice,” recreated the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and established the acclaimed show as set in an alternate-reality version of Tulsa.
He left SNL on May 18, 2013, at the end of the 2013 season to pursue other career opportunities and based on his body of work since his departure, I’d say he succeeded in effectively branching out. He even achieved his dream of directing with his HBO series Barry, he’s directed five episodes so far.
Also, I just wanted to share this imagery with everyone. Hader apparently worked as an usher at a movie theater in college but was fired for spoiling the ending of Titanic to noisy patrons. I keep imagining him screaming “HEY JACK DIES! NOW SHUT UP!” Or better yet, “THE BOAT SINKS!” And now I can’t stop laughing. Anyway, here’s my list of his top 10 performances (so far). (via Rachel Roth at HiddenRemote)
BARRY (HBO) – 4
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Bill Hader
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Anthony Carrigan
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Henry Winkler (link)
The Critics Choice Awards air January 12th, 2020, on the CW network beginning 7EST