Hollywood star Michael Keaton won the Emmy for Best Actor in a Limited Anthology Series at the 74th Television Academy Awards for his role in Hulu’s critically acclaimed series “Dopesick.”
He faced Colin Firth in “The Staircase”, Andrew Garfield in “Under the Banner of Heaven”, Oscar Isaac in “Scenes from a Marriage”, Himmesh Patel in “Station Eleven”, and Sebastian Stan in “Pam & Tommy”. , reports Collider.
Keaton played Dr. Samuel Finnix, a small-town family doctor in a mining town who sees the devastating effects of OxyContin firsthand, after administering it to his patients for chronic pain. From the very first episode, audiences were captivated by the heartbreaking story that is, sadly, close to reality for many people across the country (and the world).
The limited series is an adaptation of Beth Marcy’s bestselling book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors” and “Drug Company that Addicted America” and provides a chilling look at the opioid crisis manufactured by Big Pharma.
Namely the Sacklers. ‘Dopesick’ was created by Danny Strong, who was the co-creator of ‘Empire’, and wrote the screenplays for ‘Recount’, ‘Game Change’, and Lee Daniels ‘The Butler’.
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Dopesick is also directed by “Rain Man” and “Diner” director Barry Levinson. In addition to Keaton, the series features a long list of impressive talent, some of whom are also nominated tonight. Rounding out the cast list are Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosario Dawson, Phillipa Soo, and Jake McDorman.