Brendan Gleeson, a native of Dublin, has been nominated in the Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series category for the 2022 Emmy Awards for his role as Scott in "State of the Union."
Gleeson is up against Anthony A. Anderson as Sean Williams-Grey in "Anacostia," Bill Burr as Rick in "Immoral Compass," Tim Robinson as Various Characters in "I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson," and Ikechukwu Ufomadu as Ikechukwu Ufomadu in "Words With Ike (Cake)."
Gleeson's "State of the Union" co-star Patricia Clarkson has also been nominated in the Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series category.
The second season of the "State of the Union," which aired earlier this year on SundanceTV, Sundance Now, and AMC+, features an innovative format of 10 10-minute episodes. The first season of the show, which scooped up three Emmy wins, starred fellow Irish actor Chris O'Dowd.
Gleeson, 67, recently revealed that he hit a new learning curve while filming "State of the Union" alongside his non-binary co-star Esco Jouléy.
“I did not use the pronouns ‘them/they’ for gender-fluid people because I haven’t been in a situation where it was either expected or demanded or, in fact, even introduced as a possibility," Gleeson told the Irish Times.
"So with Esco I kept, and I still do, just going to the wrong pronoun.
“But he — they! — said: ‘I don’t care. I find it interesting who you see me as today.’”
He admitted: “Finally I got it, and it was exhilarating. It was thrilling to be brought into a new awareness in that way.”
This is Gleeson’s second Emmy nomination. In 2009, he was nominated - and won - in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries Or Movie for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in "Into the Storm."
Elsewhere for this year's Emmys, “Succession” holds this year's top spot with 25 nominations followed by “Ted Lasso” and “The White Lotus” (20), “Hacks” and “Only Murders in the Building” (17) and “Euphoria” (16).
The 74th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater on Monday, September 12 on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock.
The 2022 Emmy ® Awards 74th Emmy Awards Complete Nominations List can be seen here.