HBO’s “The Newsroom” had divided many critics and audiences, but the industry’s respect for its star Jeff Daniels was palpable. Many were excited the veteran actor had finally received his first career Emmy nomination for playing Will McAvoy. Still, many wrote it off as a career recognition, especially when going up against Bryan Cranston’s “Say My Name” episode of “Breaking Bad” and Damien Lewis’ “Q&A” episode of “Homeland.” Even Kevin Spacey’s role as Frank Underwood was considered a spoiler for the first episode of “House of Cards.” The Emmys did not waste the opportunity, giving him his first career win, which had Daniels mentioning the last time he received an award was from the AARP Awards.

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Source: MSN