Himesh Patel has made it to the short list of nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards. Patel plays Jeevan Chaudhary in HBO’s Station Eleven and has been nominated in the “Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie” category.
Station Eleven is a miniseries based on the 2014 book by Emily St. John Mandel that tells the story of a group of survivors who travel the Great Lakes area performing plays for people in a post-apocalyptic world. In addition to Patel, the show also stars Mackenzie Davis, Matilda Lawler, and Tank Girl’s Lori Petty.
Strangely enough, Station Eleven is the only real post-apocalyptic entry in this year’s awards, with Squid Game making a good representation for the dystopian category. Squid Game should do well this year with its 6 nominations.
You may remember a few weeks ago when Emmy nominee possibilities were being submitted and The Walking Dead fans were upset that those submissions didn’t include shoe-in favorites like Melissa McBride (Carol), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Alicia), and Lauren Cohan (Maggie). Sadly, none of The Walking Dead’s submissions were accepted for nominees this year.
Himesh Patel has also worked on another successful post-apocalyptic endeavor this year with Travis Beacham’s podcast audio series Impact Winter. Patel plays the role of Felix Malloy in the drama.
Patel is up against Colin Firth for The Staircase, Andrew Garfield for Under the Banner of Heaven, Oscar Isaac for Scenes from a Marriage, Michael Keaton for Dopesick, and Sebastian Stan for Pam & Tommy.
We wish Patel and all the nominees the best of luck when the 74th Annual Emmy Awards airs on NBC and Peacock at 8 p.m. on September 12.