Rush leads Aussie charge at TV’s top awards night

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - WORLD -

GE­OF­FREY Rush doesn’t have a tro­phy cabinet. It’s a smart move con­sid­er­ing the Aus­tralian act­ing great would have to find one big enough to squeeze in his Os­car, Emmy, two Golden Globes, three BAFTAs and nu­mer­ous other gongs.

“What I do is stand them up around my book­shelves,” Rush (pic­tured) said at a soiree held in Los An­ge­les at the week­end.

The Aus­tralians in Film and Screen Aus­tralia event was or­gan­ised to cel­e­brate Aus­tralia’s nom­i­nees for to­day’s Emmy Awards in down­town LA. It’s a big year for Aus­tralia at TV’s top awards cer­e­mony with Rush, ac­tresses Ni­cole Kid­man and Judy Davis, pro­ducer Bruna Pa­pan­drea and di­rec­tor Kate Den­nis up for awards.

Toowoomba-born Rush, 66, won an Emmy in 2005 for

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and this year he scored a nod for por­tray­ing Al­bert Ein­stein in the mini-se­ries Ge­nius.

The favourite in his lead ac­tor in a mini-se­ries or TV movie cat­e­gory is Robert De Niro for his por­trayal of fraud­ster Bernie Mad­off in The Wizard of Lies.

Kid­man is ex­pected to win two Em­mys for act­ing in and pro­duc­ing the HBO minis­eries Big Lit­tle Lies.

Satur­day Night Live and

West­world led the tally for the most over­all nom­i­na­tions (22).

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