"Just to hear that people were upset that I didn't get nominated really means a lot," he says of critics enthralled by his haunting portrayal of Ira Hayes, one of the Marines seen raising the flag on Iwo Jima in the prize-winning Associated Press photo snapped during the Second World War battle.
"I've never had to wait for an award to look at my accomplishments," he says. "I've always had the hearts and smiles of Native American people to tell me, 'You've won us.' That's my award."
"It was a dramatic necessity," says executive producer Dick Wolf, "to have somebody who was a synthesis of many different paths and characters. Once we found the character, it was finding an actor."
"I will be stunned, baffled and upset," he says, "if he isn't nominated (for), and wins, an Emmy."
Writerfella here --
Consider for a moment that HBO's Emmy nomination history far is superior to that of any of the networks or the other pay-cable channels. Secondly, HBO'S winning record also is in the same stratospheric realm. Thus, Beach stands high among such possibilities. writerfella will vote favorably, should Beach be nominated...
Considering the movie itself was less than stellar, I don't expect a nomination for Beach.
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