Jonathan Bailey, Matt Bomer and more

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Stars Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey set TV screens on fire in the romantic period drama “Fellow Travelers.” The Showtime miniseries follows two men whose love has been intertwined for decades, spanning wars and political events. Since its debut in October, it has received widespread acclaim.

Exclusively revealed to Varietythe series has been submitted for 23 potential Primetime Emmy nominations in multiple categories. In addition to excellent limited or anthology series, the pilot episode, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Daniel Minahan, will serve as the official entry in their respective categories.

For his role as Hawk Fuller, a World War II veteran, Bomer campaigns in the leading actor (limited) category and faces off against heavyweights like Jon Hamm (“Fargo”), Richard Gadd (“Baby Reindeer”) and Andrew Scott. (“Ripley”). He was previously nominated for an Emmy for playing Felix Turner in the 2014 television movie “The Normal Heart,” where he was a heavy favorite before losing the award to Martin Freeman for “Sherlock: His Last Vow.” Nevertheless, Bomer could receive his long-awaited second nomination (and a potential third). He is also one of the producers of the miniseries, along with Nyswaner and Minahan; he would be one of the official nominees if the show wins one of the five highly competitive limited series slots. Bomer has received acting nominations for his role at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice and SAG Awards, increasing his chances of earning double bids.

As Tim, the young, idealistic congressional staffer, Bailey has received top citations for his sincere performance. He is currently topping the charts as a supporting actor (limited). Variety Awards Circuit Emmy predictions, followed by Robert Downey Jr. (“The Sympathizer”) and Lewis Pullman (“Lessons in Chemistry”). In addition to Bailey, Jelani Alladin (as Marcus Gaines), Linus Roache (as Senator Wesley Smith) and Noah J. Ricketts (as Frankie Hines) are also present. Former “Girls” star Allison Williams, who is hoping for her first career nod, will be the only supporting actress as Lucy Smith, Hawk’s childhood friend.

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The 36-year-old British-born Bailey is on fire after breaking out as the eldest brother in Netflix’s “Bridgerton,” which recently premiered its third season (but is not eligible for this year’s Emmys). This year will be even busier with his anticipated role as the charming Fiyero in the musical film adaptation of “Wicked” and the lead role in the upcoming sequel to “Jurassic World,” currently in pre-production.

Bailey was beautifully complimentary to his co-star Bomer while on the track. In an upcoming interview with VarietyBailey praised him, calling him “the flag in the sand of ‘Fellow Travelers.’ He made it the most exciting and enjoyable. It’s a happy friendship and working relationship, and I look forward to doing something with him again.”

Bailey won the Critics Choice Award for Supporting Actor (Limited) in January and dedicated his award to the LGBTQ community. During his speech he said: “For many it is an education. But for us it is an essential truth. This series is a much-needed reminder that LGBTQ+ people have always existed – mostly hidden.”

Nyswaner and Minahan have long been respected in the Hollywood community and have achieved multiple successes in their previous endeavors. Nyswaner, who was also previously nominated for an Academy Award for writing the Tom Hanks Oscar-winning film “Philadelphia” (1993), is also an Emmy nominee for producing the second season of Showtime’s drama “Homeland.” Minahan is an Emmy winner as one of the producers for the limited series “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” in 2018 and has two other nominations for producing “House of Cards” in 2017 and “Deadwood: The Movie ” in 2019 .

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Read: All Primetime Emmy predictions in every category at Variety Awards circuit.

The eight-episode miniseries will stream on Paramount+. The full list of entries for “Fellow Travelers” can be found below.

  • Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series – Ron Nyswaner, Robbie Rogers, Daniel Minahan, Matt Bomer, Dee Johnson (Executive Producers), Sean Ryerson (Co-Executive Producer), Anya Leta (Producer)
  • Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – 101: “You’re Wonderful” by Ron Nyswaner
  • Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Daniel Minahan, 101: “You’re Wonderful”
  • Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – 102: “Bulletproof” (Simon Dennis)
  • Lead Actor for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Matt Bomer
  • Supporting Actor for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Jonathan Bailey, Jelani Alladin, Linus Roache, Noah J. Ricketts
  • Supporting Actress for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Allison Williams
  • Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Avy Kaufman (casting by), Robin D. Cook (on-location casting)
  • Visual Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — 101: “You’re Wonderful” (Christopher Donaldson); 105: “Promise You Won’t Write (Wendy Hallam Martin)
  • Musical Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score) – 108: “Make It Easy” (Paul Leonard-Morgan)
  • Main title Theme Music — Paul Leonard-Morgan
  • Main title design — Ron Gervais (director, designer, animator), Dave Penn (designer), Josh Vermeulen (designer, animator), Nicole Labbe (animation producer)
  • Sound editing for a limited or anthology series, film or special — 107: “White Nights” — Danielle McBride (supervising sound editor), Ed Douglas (supervising sound designer), Éve Corrêa-Guedes (dialogue editor), Craig MacLellan (sound effects editor), Chelsea Body ( foley editor), Scott Hitchon (first assistant sound editor), Joe Mancuso (music editor), Steve Hammond (foley artist)
  • Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – 104: “Your Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire” – Shawn Kirkby (production sound mixer), Scott Shepherd, Joe Morrow (re-recording mixers)
  • Production design for a narrative period or fantasy program (one hour or more) — 101: “You’re Wonderful” — Anastasia Masaro (production designer), Naomi Allen (set designer)
  • Music Supervision — 107: “White Nights” — Michael A. Perlmutter (music supervisor)
  • Historical Costumes — 101: “You’re Wonderful” — Joseph La Corte (Costume Designer), Jennifer Lantz (Assistant Costume Designer), Camil Rochon, Bethana Briffett (Costume Supervisor)
  • Period of Fantasy/Sci-Fi Hairstyling — 103: “Hit Me” — Michelle Côté (Head of Hair Department), Antoinette Julien, Lukas Press (Principal Hair Stylist), Ashley Crowe (Hair Stylist)
  • Period or Fantasy/Sci-Fi Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) – 108: “Make It Easy” – Jordan Samuel (Makeup Department Head), Oriana Rossi, Patricia Keighran (Principal Makeup Artist), Talia Reingold (Makeup) -upartist)
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