Rush leads Aussie charge at TV’s top awards night
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).