Emmys 2019: Tony Shalhoub wins best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
The category was the first to be announced during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards and this was Shalhoub's fourth Emmy Award
Tony Shalhoub won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series' for playing Abe Weissman in the Amazon hit series, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'. The category was the first to be announced during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. This was Shalhoub's fourth Emmy Award. The American actor plays Abraham "Abe" Weissman, a mathematics professor at Columbia University, a researcher at Bell Labs, and Midge's (Rachel Brosnahan) father in the drama series.
"Thanks, this is great. Truth be told, I'm in a bit of a quandary. Like many of you, I am not a fan of those endless lists that award recipients drag out with the names and the thanks and the names. In the case of Maisel, there's no help for it. It truly does, it takes a village," Shalhoub said. "Just deal with it."
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' is an American period comedy-drama that premiered on March 17, 2017, and follows Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a housewife in 1958 New York City who discovers she has a knack for stand-up comedy. Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub, and Kevin Pollak feature in supporting roles.
His colleague Alex Borstein also took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' as Susie Myerson this year. She had won for the same role last year as well.
Shalhoub's notable TV works include Antonio Scarpacci in NBC sitcom 'Wings' and detective Adrian Monk in the USA TV series 'Monk.' His list of achievements includes winning a 'Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy', two 'Screen Actors Guild Awards' and four Primetime Emmy Awards. He has also had a successful film career, with roles in films such as 'Barton Fink' (1991), 'Big Night' (1996), 'Men in Black' (1997), 'Paulie' (1998),' The Siege' (1998), 'Galaxy Quest' (1999), 'Spy Kids', and 'Thirteen Ghosts'.
He beat out competitors that included Henry Winkler from 'Barry' and Tony Hale from 'Veep' Alan Arkin ('The Kominsky Method') and Anthony Carrigan ('Barry')
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' season 3 will premiere on December 6, 2019.