Irish actor Brían F. O’Byrne gives his reaction to the news that he has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie award for his role as Mildred Pierce’s estranged husband Bert in the TV mini-series.
The Cavan born actor told IFTN that yesterday’s nomination came as a bit of a shock! ”I’m as surprised now as I was when I was offered the part! I honestly didn’t know they were being announced,” Brían told IFTN. He went on to say “I'm honored to be asked to the dance, and excited to meet up with the wonderful people of ‘Mildred Pierce’ again. It was a wonderful time making it.”
‘Mildred Pierce’ is a five-part TV mini-series starring Kate Winslet as single-mum Midlred Pierce, who decides to open a restaurant business which tears at the already strained relationship with her elder daughter, Veda (Morgan Turner). Brían plays the role of Mildred’s ex husband Bert in the HBO drama. The Irish actor faces competition in the Emmy category from fellow ‘Mildred Pierce’ star Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and James Woods in ‘Too Big to Fail’ and Tom Wilkinson in ‘The Kennedys’.
This is Brían’s first Emmy nomination for an on-screen role. However the actor is no stranger to accolades with Tony awards under his belt. The Irish actor has previously appeared in Clint Eastwood’s ‘Million Dollar Baby’ and the Showtime series ‘Brotherhood’.