Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Sep 19, 2011

Texas two step: Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler are Emmy winners

It was a big night for actors with Texas ties as Jim Parsons and Kyle Chandler took home top honors at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards.

To the surprise of just about everyone, including the winner, Parsons won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. It was widely assumed that Steve Carrell would win, since he is leaving The Office and has never won an Emmy ...

A hour or later, a clearly shocked Kyle Chandler was named Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as a principled coach in Friday Night Lights. The show, which recently ended a five-year run, was filmed in and around Austin.

"I didn't write anything and now I'm starting to worry," a clearly stunned Chandler said in a rambling speech.

He thanked the people of Austin "who welcomed us into their homes and filled those stadiums and brought the show to life when we were there."

He wrapped up his speech without remembering to thank co-star Connie Britton, who portrayed his wife in the series and was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Drama. Realizing his mistake, he attempted to speak above the music, but the moment had passed.

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