Portuguese screen actor Diogo Morgado is a nominee for an Emmy Award in the category of “Best Actor” in a miniseries or filme, announced the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Diogo is a contender against Al Pacino (Phil Spector ‘), Luke Pasqualino ( Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome ‘) and Mitch Rouse (Call Me Crazy). Nominations are announced live July 18 from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Hollywood, California.
“I am proud and honored to be in the same category as Al Pacino,” Diogo wrote on Facebook Friday.
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in primetime television programming from June 1, 2012 until May 31, 2013, will be held on September 22, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
CBS will televise the ceremony within the United States. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on September 15.
Morgado gained international recognition after playing the leading man, as Jesus Christ, in the epic miniseries production “The Bible” for the History Channel.
Aired in March 2013, and produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the miniseries drew over 15 million viewers, making it the History Channel’s best show ever.
Filmed in Morocco, the 10-hour miniseries based on the Book of Genesis through the Book of Revelation, includedg David and Goliath, Noah’s Ark, the Exodus, Daniel in the Lion’s Den and the crucifixion/resurrection of Jesus.
Diogo Morgado, 33, is a Portuguese TV and and theater actor, who has been working since the age of 15. Raised a Catholic, Morgado got his break in 1998 when he became a series regular on “Terra Mãe ,” a popular Portuguese soap opera. In 2013, in addition to “The Bible,” Morgado will work be working in the United States in two independent film projects – Red Butterfly and Born to Race: Fast Track.