This years Emmy nominees could read like the Oscars. With the cinema suffering, the big name stars are turning to TV, as are some who tried their luck on the silver screen before heading to our lounge rooms. Here is a list of some of this year’s nominees and the films they starred in before their TV success. Obviously some to continue to have film careers too.
Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law - Misery (Oscar win), About Schmidt (Oscar nominated), Primary Colors (Oscar nominated), Titanic.
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire – Trainspotting, No Country for Old Men.
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife – Bend It Like Beckham, A Mighty Heart.
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife - Chicago, The Birdcage.
Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire – Where do we start! Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Armageddon, The Wedding Singer and Resevoir Dogs to name a few.
Hugh Laurie, House - Stuart Little, Maybe Baby.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones - The Station Agent, Elf, Death at a Funeral.
Josh Charles, The Good Wife - Threesome, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead,
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife – GoldenEye, Spy Kids, X2, Josie and the Pussycats, Spice World and Circle of Friends.
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Laura Linney, The Big C - Primal Fear, The Truman Show, You Can Count On Me (Oscar nominated), The Savages (Oscar nominated) and Kinsey (Oscar nominated).
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope – Parenthood (movie that inspired TV show), 200 cigarettes, The Goonies.
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy
Jane Lynch, Glee – Talladega Nights, The 40 year Old Virgin, Paul and Julie and Julia.
Julie Bowen, Modern Family - Happy Gilmore and Multiplicity.
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock – The Cooler (Oscar nominated), It’s Complicated, Beeetlejuice, Aviator and The Hunt For Red October.
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family - Almost Famous
Ty Burrell, Modern Family - Dawn of The Dead
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men - Pretty In Pink, Hot Shots – with ex-co star Charlie Sheen and Superman 4.
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama
Bruce Dern, Big Love – Monster, All the Pretty Horses and The Glass House.
Beau Bridges, Brothers and Sisters - The Fabulous Baker Boys, Max Payne and Charlotte’s Web.
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife - Teen Wolf, The Secret of My Success and Back to the Fuuture Trilogy.
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee – Patch Adams, Material Girls.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee - Oscar winner in Shakespeare in Love, Se7en, Iron Man series, Sliding Doors and Country Strong.
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope – Young Frankenstein, Butch Cassidy and The Sundamce Kid and Scary Movie 4
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock - Zack and Miri Make A Porno, The Next Three Days, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Spiderman.
Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce - Oscar winner for The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road, The Life of David Gale and Heavenly Creatures.
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey – She’s Having a Baby, Kick Ass, Clash of the Titans and Buffalo Soldiers.
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite – The Perfect Storm, Unfaithful, Must Love Dogs and The Outsiders.
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The Karate Kid (2010), Date Night and Hustle and Flow.
Outstanding Leading Actor in an Mini-Series or Movie
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys - As Good As It Gets, Little Miss Sunshine, The Last Song and Ghost Town
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys - Saving Private Ryan, True Grit, The Green Mile and Seven Pounds
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail – Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Incredible Hulk and Syriana.
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood - Mystic River, The Matrix and Event Horizon.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce - Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Memento, LA Confidential and The Hurt Locker.
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys - Michael Clayton, Valkyrie and Shakespeare in Love.
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail – Sideways, The Illusionist and Saving Private Ryan.
James Woods, Too Big to Fail - Casino, The Virgin Suicides and The Specialist.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce – Thirteen, The Missing, The Wrestler and Running With Scissors.
Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce - The Fighter, 21 Grams and Frozen River.
Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce - Brothers, St Elmo’s Fire and Turner and Hooch.
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey - Harry Potter franchise, Gosford Park, A Room With A View and Siter Act.