'Parenthood' EP Jason Katims: Why Teen Actor Max Burkholder Deserves an Emmy

 

This story first appeared in the June 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

From Kyle Chandler's Emmy-winning role as Coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights to Tina Fey's hilarious and award-winning Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, viewers have enjoyed so many incredible performances over the last few years, it's easy to understand why child actors have been overlooked come Emmy time. But performances by young primetime talent such as, say, Game of ThronesMaisie Williams are every bit as nuanced as the Oscar-winning turns of the past by Anna Paquin or Tatum O'Neal. And given the scope of a TV performance and our grueling production schedule, it should be harder to dismiss these arresting performances as merely the result of raw talent or clever direction. Read More...


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