This year’s Emmy nominations are dotted with actors age 50 and up who brought powerful performances to some of the best shows on television and continue to work at the top of their game. Among the trends:
Ask someone to describe nine-time Emmy nominee Ricky Gervais and they might mention his scathing stints as a Golden Globe host, his take-no-prisoners standup comedy routines or his role as the clueless, often thoughtless boss on the original British version of The Office.
When we say there's something for everyone this weekend, we're not kidding: You've got the world's most beloved puppets, a mob crime drama, and an explicit exploration of the life of a sex addict.
The global success of The Office gave Ricky Gervais carte blanche to follow his creative whims. In the 12 years since then he has served as a scorched-earth host at the Golden Globes and produced a hilarious podcast series, The Ricky Gervais Show. His TV programs Extras and Life's Too Short (both aired stateside on HBO) have been classic Gervais: alternately funny and mean-spirited.
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