The people of Ireland have once again expressed their fury, after Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott were both claimed as British on Tuesday – following their Emmy nominations.
Paul, who hails from Kildare, has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his role as Connell Waldron in Normal People.
Meanwhile, Dublin native Andrew has been nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category, for his role in Black Mirror.
After a number of media outlets branded both stars as ‘British’ on Tuesday, many took to Twitter to remind everyone that Paul and Andrew are from Ireland.
Why is the Guardian calling Irish talent British?
I’m not angry, just confused at the poor journalism.
Would they call an Italian actor British?
Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott are Irish, from, like, IRELAND.
— Gary Dunne (@GaryDunne) July 28, 2020
the u.k. papers saying paul mescal and andrew scott are british pic.twitter.com/MYekAoLrst
— fund the arts (@paraselenew0man) July 28, 2020
— Tweetledumber (@Tweetledumber1) July 28, 2020
Inevitable.@mescal_paul claimed as British by the Mail and Guardian.
Irish show, Irish writers, Irish star. Same old British media glory-grabbing. pic.twitter.com/zhK4jsiEUA
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) July 28, 2020
friendly (slightly passive aggressive) reminder that Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott are IRISH not British so please stop classing them as such. you can’t pick and choose us as you like, we are not yours to claim when we achieve something worthy of celebrating
— shan ✨ (@lucisdetective) July 28, 2020
They’re not British actors. Paul Mescal & Andrew Scott are Irish. There is no similarity, there is no comparison. Irish is Irish. British is British pic.twitter.com/N7vZBEbDKT
— Dylan Laird (@Laird400) July 29, 2020
‘British actors Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott…..’ pic.twitter.com/dYDAA7WHHe
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) July 29, 2020
Normal People received four Emmy nominations in total yesterday.
On top of Paul’s nomination, Lenny Abrahamson has been nominated in the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series category.
Sally Rooney & Alice Birch have also received a nod for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, and Louise Kiely has been nominated in the Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series category.
Reacting to his first Emmy nomination on Tuesday night, Paul wrote on Instagram: “Thank you to absolutely everyone @element_pictures, @hulu and @bbcthree! Lenny I will forever be indebted to you ❤️.”
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My actual face right now! Thank you to absolutely everyone @element_pictures, @hulu and @bbcthree! Lenny I will forever been indebted to you❤️. @daisyedgarjones this only exists because of you and extraordinary talent end of! Thank you for all your beautiful messages I’m gonna go away and cry now x
Paul also gave a shout out to his co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones, who missed out on an Emmy nomination.
He added: “@daisyedgarjones this only exists because of you and extraordinary talent end of! Thank you for all your beautiful messages I’m gonna go away and cry now x.”
The winners of this year’s Emmy Awards will be unveiled on September 20 live on ABC in a ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
Check out the full list of nominees here.
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