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Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 1:34 p.m.

Jeff Daniels earns Emmy nomination for 'The Newsroom'

By Jenn McKee

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Chelsea-based star of stage and screen - the big and small variety - Jeff Daniels has earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the Aaron Sorkin HBO drama, "The Newsroom."

Nominations were Thursday morning, and Daniels is among some heavy hitters in the category of Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"; Damian Lewis, "Homeland"; Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"; and Jon Hamm, "Mad Men."

Daniels plays prickly anchorman Will McAvoy on "The Newsroom," a moderate conservative who, after suddenly going on a rant during a college campus panel discussion, must re-build his show with a new team.

Daniels has previously earned a Golden Globe Award nomination, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, for the role.

Find out if Daniels wins when the 2013 Emmy Award ceremony airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 on CBS.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Sun, Jul 21, 2013 : 12:14 a.m.

"The Newsroom" is a really good program. Jeff Daniels does great acting and is deserving of an award.