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Can Ian McShane (‘Deadwood’) upset a trio of Oscar-winning movie stars at the Emmys?

Can Ian McShane (‘Deadwood’) upset a trio of Oscar-winning movie stars at the Emmys?

The “Deadwood” reunion movie premiered May 31, the last day to qualify for Emmy eligibility, and according to the combined predictions of thousands of Gold Derby readers (make or update your own right here), it’s a strong contender to win Best TV Movie. It’s neck-and-neck with “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.” But what about the race for Best Movie/Mini Actor? As of this writing Ian McShane looks like an underdog in a race against Oscar winners Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”), Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon“) and Benicio Del Toro (“Escape at Dannemora”). Might we be underestimating him?

McShane was lauded during the series’s original run (2004-2006) for his performance as Al Swearengen, the ruthless, foul-mouthed owner of a saloon in the title town. But he only earned a single Emmy nomination for Best Drama Actor (2005), which he lost to James Spader (“Boston Legal”). Since then he has appeared in a number

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