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Paul Mescal misses out on winning his first Emmy award

The actor was nominated for his role in Normal People

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Paul Mescal has missed out on winning his first Emmy award at the 2020 award show.

The Irish actor was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his role in Normal People, and it was his first ever Emmy nod.

The 24-year-old was up against a host of experienced actors – including Jeremy Irons (Watchmen), Hugh Jackman (Bad Education), Jeremy Pope (Hollywood), and Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True) – with Mark Ruffalo taking home the award for the category.

Normal People, which premiered back in May, received four Emmy nominations in total.

Normal People | Enda Bowe/Hulu

Alongside Paul’s nod, Lenny Abrahamson was nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series – who missed out to Maria Schrader who directed Unorthodox.

Normal People author Sally Rooney and screenwriter Alice Birch were also nominated in the Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series category, and Louise Kiely was nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series.

The Irish drama, which was adapted from Sally Rooney’s novel, was a huge hit when it aired back in May.

The series received rave reviews worldwide, but the show’s intimate sex scenes caused a lot of controversy – and they even inspired a massive debate on RTÉ’s Liveline.

Normal People starred Paul in his first television role as Connell, and British actress Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne.

It followed two young people navigating adulthood in contemporary Ireland, and their complicated relationship from the end of their school days in Sligo – to their undergraduate years at Trinity College.

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place in LA on Sunday night.

For the first time ever, the Emmys took place virtually – due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted this year’s show from a stage inside the Staples Center, and there was no red carpet or audience.

Instead, the production dispatched camera rigs and crews to more than 130 locations around the world – so nominees and winners could appear on the show virtually.

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