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This topic is for discussion of the limited series "Hollywood"which is currently airing on Netflix.  Jim portrays agent Henry Wilson and is an executive producer on the project.

He has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Best Supporting Actor - Limited Series/Movie category for his performance in the series. 

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From Deadline Hollywood

‘Hollywood’s Jim Parsons On Portraying Sexual Predator In Life-Changing Project & The Need To Investigate All Kinds Of Human Behavior

When Jim Parsons was approached for Netflix miniseries Hollywood, he jumped at the chance to play a complicated, real-life figure, unlike any he’d played before, whose experiences force us to reflect on the entertainment industry as it is today—and the extent to which it has or has not changed over the last 70+ years.

Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the drama follows a group of ambitious actors and filmmakers in Post-World War II Tinseltown, considering what might have happened, had inequality in entertainment been addressed decades ago.

In the series, Parsons plays Henry Wilson, the talent agent who launched the careers of stars like Rock Hudson. Vicious, vulnerable, calculating and unpredictable, Wilson is a victim of his times, who ends up becoming a villain. A closeted homosexual tormented by the bigotry with which he’s faced, he resorts to the life of a sexual predator, before attempting to make amends for his misdeeds.

From the perspective of the nine-time Emmy nominee, the character and the project in general were gifts that he never could have seen coming. “Without being too dramatic about it,” he says, “I felt at the time, and I still feel now that [they] changed me in some way.”

Below, the actor reflects on his approach to playing Henry, navigating uncomfortable sex scenes, the need to closely examine all kinds of human behavior, and Hollywood, as he sees it.....

<Q & A in the link>

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Congrats to Jim for his Gold Derby Award for "Limited/Movie Best Supporting Actor (Henry Wilson in Hollywood)" at the 17th Annual Gold Derby TV Awards honoring the best television that aired during the June 2019  through May 2020 season. 

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It's Primetime Emmy Awards Night!

Edited to add...no Emmy for Jim tonight :cray:

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