Will Michael C. Hall win the Emmy because he beat cancer?


Yesterday, the Emmy nominations came out and everyone was very excited to see that Michael C. Hall got a lead actor nomination, and that Dexter was nominated for Outstanding Drama. Even though I would love to Jon “The Hamm” Hamm pick up the lead actor Emmy, I think Michael has got it in the bag this year. Not only was the past season of Dexter critically acclaimed, but Michael’s personal story of overcoming a diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma will surely sway many Emmy voters. And NO, I’m not saying Michael will get the Emmy just because he was sick. I’m saying that he’s a great actor doing great work, and people love to reward a great actor doing great work who also overcame something harrowing in his personal life. It’s the Michael J. Fox thing – Fox was always a lovely, beloved comedic actor, but when he came out and began talking about Parkinson’s, he won every award out there.

Anyway, Michael is in remission now, and he’s already back to looking much healthier than he did for this past winter’s awards season. These are photos of him from yesterday, looking great. Michael also gave some interviews about how he feels about his Emmy nomination:

Michael C. Hall was nominated for the fourth time Thursday for his portrayal of the serial killer we all adore on “Dexter.”

Hall, who is known for his soft-spoken and private nature, says he’s finally getting used to doing the awards thing. The Showtime series earned 19 nominations in total, including outstanding drama.

“It becomes less overwhelming in terms of the shock to your system, in terms of the red carpet and the flashing photographers,” he said. “It’s easier to enjoy if you’ve been before. It’s kind of nerve-racking, ultimately.”

Asked what Dexter would say if he won, Hall replied: “Take that universe! That would be his voiceover.”

On the show being nominated too: “It really makes it so much richer an experience for the show to receive the nomination too. It would be kind of isolating if I were the only one nominated. …Now with Dexter, we don’t want to keep him killing people incidentally. And there has been a real evolution in how he executes the code, and he is a little adrift. But I look forward to seeing where he goes from here.”

[From The LA Times & Variety]

If all of that isn’t good enough news, In Touch Weekly reported last week that Michael and his wife Jennifer Carpenter (she plays Dexter’s sister Deb) are ready to start trying for a baby after putting their family plans on hold with Michael’s cancer diagnosis. An insider told In Touch (via ICYDK): “They’re all set to start trying… Jen is taking prenatal vitamins and reading every book about babies she can get her hands on.” Aw. I hope it happens for them. I love them both so much.


Michael on July 8, 2010. Credit: Fame.

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  1. SolitaryAngel says:

    Aw, I love them too! So happy he’s better; I really hope their baby dreams come true, and I’m excited to see the new season of Dexter…I can’t imagine how they’ll top last season!! :D

  2. tooey says:

    That’s a great show and I’ve loved Michael C. Hall ever since he played David on Six Feet Under. John Lithgow also deserves a nomination for his work on the last season of Dexter!

  3. lisa says:

    He wow last year because Dexter is freakin awesome and he is awesome in it.

    Finally an original show and star get what they deserve..


  4. Ricci says:

    Thats horrible, because he beat cancer? have u seen Dexter? he is an incredible actor, if he wins its because of his good acting

  5. IceKitty says:

    He should win because he IS GREAT in Dexter!! Last season was my first, and I think I came in at a good time.

    I REALLY hope True Blood wins, though. they need it!!

  6. Samantha says:

    He will win because he was AWESOME! Dexter is the bees knees, and MCH is one tasty dish. Yum.

  7. Lola says:

    That you can be rooting for a serial killer, really rooting for him, tells you just how good of an actor he is. He deserves the win no sympathy about it.

  8. lindsay says:

    he deserves this hands down, whether or not he had cancer makes no difference in his talent.

  9. Anon says:

    I also hope he wins! Michael is amazing as Dexter, and I really can’t imagine any other actor in the role.
    Definitely glad he is doing better. :)

  10. Eileen Yover says:

    I agree with Tooey: he was awesome in Six Feet Under and he’s awesome on Dexter! Cancer or not-he should win it!

  11. Feebee says:

    I agree he should win on his talent alone. The beauty with which he plays Dexter is one of TV’s great highlights. But we all know it’s not just about talent….. that said, I have no problem if his personal health story works in his favour, it’s not like he doesn’t deserve it otherwise.

    Can’t wait for Dexter to start and look forward to Deb having to hide behind folders and bookcases from the waist down! Though incorporating a pregnancy into it would be interesting.

    I wish him and Jennifer all the best in all their endeavours.

  12. Kylie says:

    No. He will win it because he deserves it. What a vile thing to say.

  13. Celebitchy says:

    Read the story before you comment. Kaiser agrees with the people complaining. If you would read the story instead of just the title you would realize this.

  14. meme says:

    love love love Michael C. Hall ever since SFU. i still miss that show but Dexter is a great show too.

  15. tripmom says:

    I’m suprised that everyone’s overlooking how he was technically in remission last award season and he still lost to Bryan Cranston. Dexter is an amazing show and Michael Hall is amazing on it, but neither the show nor the performance can hold a candle to Breaking Bad and its cast. Bryan Cranston winning the Emmy two years in a row is perhaps the best example ever of an award going to the most deserving performer, regardless of the show’s ratings or any gossip. Personally I hope that trend continues this year.

  16. schanuzers!!! says:

    If he wins, it will be because he is an AMAZING actor. Nothing else. Thank God he’s healthy. He seems like a great person on top of being an amazing actor.

  17. Majosha says:

    tripmom: As much I love Dexter and believe that Michael C. Hall is easily one of the most talented actors working today, I have to agree with you regarding Bryan Cranston and Breaking Bad. I’ll also add Aaron Paul to that list. I think they both deserve to win in their respective categories. (Ugh, I’m currently going through some serious BB withdrawals!)

  18. apsutter says:

    He deserves that Emmy!!! Last season of Dexter was INSANE!! I love me some Michael C Hall. He’s such a friggin good actor and I love that he can sing like an angel too. He’s so believable in his roles. You totally thought he was David in Six Feet Under and crazy ass Dexter! I also love that he pulls off sardonic dry sarcastic humor like no other

  19. Obvious says:

    I’m rooting for House. Hugh Laurie is an amazing actor who deserves some major recognition. Everyone who was nominated fully deserves their nomination, but this year House deserves the win.

    My main problem is Lead Actor in a Comedy. Glee, Community and Big Bang Theory….*sigh* tough choice,

  20. Zoe says:

    Whoever actually doubts whether or not Michael C. Hall will win an Oscar at all is someone who has clearly never seen him at work. He is one of the best actors on television today, and has won many awards and accolades already, regardless of his personal life. The quality of his work hasn’t diminished, so I’m sure he will continue to win what he obviously deserves. It’s so cheap when people think someone is going to win for any other reason.

  21. Raven says:

    I just started watching Dexter this year and it is an amazing show. I may also have to watch Breaking Bad if people are raving about it.

    This is a very good year for nominees and I’d be fine with his winning.

  22. JULIE says:

    He won’t win because he beat Cancer. He’ll win because he deserves to win!

  23. Maritza says:

    Michael C. Hall is an outstanding actor, ever since “Six Feet Under” and now in”Dexter” he is even more awesome! That series is so cool. Where else do people get to root for a serial killer and hope he gets away with it every time? John Lithgow should also be nominated for his supporting role.

  24. TaylorB says:

    He is amazing as Dexter (as he was in SFU) he deserves the win, cancer or not, and I agree with others who said John Lithgow should win something as well he was outstanding as Trinity; the two of them together were just brilliant. As others have posted, it takes an amazing actor to get people to actually cheer for a serial killer.

  25. Kelly says:

    Love him. Hated Dexter initially because of the stupid ‘quirky’ title sequence (amazing how may of those put me off an entire series) but now heavily into it.
    Startled it goes out free to air in the States what with all the moral majority and whatnot! We get it free and uncut. I love the godless southern hemisphere!

  26. Isa says:

    I just got netflix and have been thinking about watching this show because it’s got 5 stars. After reading these comments I am def. gonna start watching!

  27. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    Although I love Breaking Bad, I think it’s boring when the same person wins every year. I got so sick of seeing that chick win for Everyone Loves Raymond! I’d like to see Matthew Fox win it because he’ll never have another chance and Dexter will have at least one more season.