Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Sep 19, 2011

Emmys keep winners in the Family

Kyle Chandler accepts the outstanding lead actor in a drama series award onstage during the 63rdAnnual Primetime Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles last night.

In one of the evening's biggest - and judging from the audience reaction, most popular - surprises, Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler won his first Emmy, for playing devoted father and dedicated high-school football coach Eric Taylor in the Peabody and Humanitas Prize winning drama.

Chandler cited the "incredible talent" in his category, which included Hamm, Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi and House's Hugh Laurie.

"I knew for a fact I would not be standing here," Chandler said, "so I've been caught out with nothing prepared."

He then gave a heartfelt shoutout to his fellow cast members of the now-retired drama, as well as head writer and showrunner Jason Katims.

Katims won an Emmy earlier in the evening, for outstanding writing in a drama series.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! We have always loved any shows you have been on, and glad you were recognized for Friday Night Lights.