By BERNICE FOX
It’s always a good day to be a Palisadian.
But Tuesday was even better than usual for some Palisadians in the world of entertainment.
Tuesday was Emmy nomination day. And several in and around Pacific Palisades heard their name or project when those nominations were announced.
This was a good one for former Palisades Honorary Mayor Martin Short. He’s nominated for lead actor in a comedy for Only Murders in the Building. Short is listed as an executive producer on the series which is up for outstanding comedy series as one of its 17 nominations.
Michael Keaton had a super day as his series about the opioid crisis, Dopesick, came away with 14 nominations, including outstanding limited series. Keaton is an executive producer on the series and is nominated for lead actor.
Another Palisades resident who heard his show and name announced over and over is Bill Hader. The black comedy he produces, Barry, also has 14 nominations, including outstanding comedy series. And Hader is nominated for lead actor in a comedy series, as well as for his writing and directing.
After the nominations were announced, Hader was in his car on his phone talking with Variety. Hader told the reporter he was driving to a location he was considering for the fourth season of Barry. He said the new season starts filming in August.
Hader also is nominated for his guest role on the most recent season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
And Curb is up for outstanding comedy series – one of its four nominations. Curb’s creator and star, longtime Palisadian Larry David, is not nominated for acting, though he has been nominated in that category many times in the past.
Former Palisadian Reese Witherspoon, who switched to Brentwood, has an Emmy nomination as lead actress in a drama for The Morning Show.
Also in Brentwood is Henry Winkler, who won his first-ever Emmy for his role on Barry, and is nominated again for the comedy.
Three of Palisadian producer Chuck Lorre’s sitcoms are up for Emmys, including Bob Hearts Abishola. The other two are for shows that have been canceled: United States of Al and B Positive.
And Brentwood’s Austin Winsberg is thrilled that Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas with Palisadian co-star Mary Steenburgen, has two nominations: for outstanding TV movie and choreography.
Winsberg, who is creator and writer, tweeted “Wow. It happened. Shocked. Surprised. Extremely grateful.” He also thanked fans for their campaign for a TV movie to wrap up loose ends from the two seasons of the original NBC series. Roku also was thanked.
The Emmy awards will air Monday, September 12 on NBC.