Doug Stamper, played by 2016 Emmy nominee Michael Kelly, has been through it all on Netflix’s House of Cards. He’s a killer. He’s had brain surgery. He suffers from addiction. In Season 4, Frank Underwood’s loyal aide was prepared to give up his own liver after the President had been shot but arranged for a transplant as only Doug Stamper could, an act that haunted him the entire season.
Michael Kelly received a second Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role this year. Breathe a sign of relief – Kelly is nothing like Stamper. He’s a family man whose young children celebrated with him the morning he was nominated. AwardsDaily TV caught up with Michael Kelly to talk about Doug and how he switches from family man to Underwood’s dark and twisted right hand man. (Michael Kelly)
On this week’s Water Cooler Podcast, we’ve got a hodgepodge of TV and Emmy goodness. First off, we’re covering a little recent news in the TV world including upcoming dates for Amazon’s fall release schedule, a quick look at Friday’s Olympics Opening ceremony, and the 2016 winners in the Television Critics Association, the last major critics group to weigh in before Emmy voting on August 15. Then, we’re taking a look at Mr. Robot S2 at the halfway point. How does the freshman Emmy nominee hold up in its second season? Is this a one-shot wonder? Next, our exploration of the Emmy categories continues with Comedy, Drama, Limited series direction. Who’s ahead in one of the classier Emmy races? Finally, we close with the Flash Forward of what television most excites us in the upcoming week. (Podcast)