Emmy-nominated Dylan McDermott credits Ryan Murphy for 'reinventing' him as actor

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The actor was nominated for the 72nd Emmy Awards for the show Hollywood


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Published: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 7:48 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 9:58 PM

Actor Dylan McDermott who got nominated for the 72nd Emmy Awards on Tuesday, has given all the credits to Hollywood show creator Ryan Murphy, saying Murphy "reinvented" him as an actor.
The Television Academy unveiled the list of nominees yesterday virtually, and McDermott got a nod in the supporting actor category for his performance in Netflix's show Hollywood.
The 58-year-old actor, in a telephonic interview with The Hollywood Reporter after receiving the good news, admitted that the recognition for the Emmys would not have been possible without the show creator - Ryan Murphy.
The American actor recalled Murphy's words, who said to him "I want to reinvent you as an actor," while they were prepping for the show.
The Messengers actor gave credits to the screenwriter and noted "he saw me in this role, he believed in me, and I wouldn't be here without him."
During the interview with the publication, he also expressed his surprise as it's been 21 years since McDermott received his last Emmy nomination, for the lead actor in The Practice'
The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who will also serve as executive producer. The show is scheduled to broadcast on 20 September on ABC.

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