Ernest gets an Emmy Nomination for ER!
Posted on 20 July 2009
Ernest Borgnine is the 21st performer to nab a guest acting nod for an appearance on “ER.” He appeared in both Episode 19 – “Old Times” – as well as the series finale – “And in the End” – as a loving husband dealing with the death of his wife (Beverly Polcyn) after a long illness. Over the first 14 seasons, 13 actors – including last year’s nominee Stanley Tucci – have earned Emmy noms for guesting.
Ernie won his only Oscar bid as best actor in best pic winner “Marty” in 1955. He also won the Golden Globe (drama) award as well as the BAFTA foreign actor honor for that role. However, he lost his previous two Emmy bids. In 1963, he got a nod in the expansive lead actor in a series category for the laffer “McHale’s Navy” but lost to E.G. Marshall, star of the legal drama “The Defenders.” And in 1980, Borgnine was bested in his bid for best supporting actor in a limited series or special for “All Quiet on the Western Front” by George Grizzard in “The Oldest Living Graduate.”
We all have our fingers crossed and expect big things at the ceremony.