Emmy Flashback '04: Al Wins For 'Angels'


Venerated actor Al Pacino is a towering Hollywood icon, with one Oscar, four Golden Globes and two Primetime Emmys, one of which he won for his widely-praised performance in Angels In America at the 56th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2004.

Angels In America
is a story about the intersecting lives of several people set to the backdrop of the American AIDS epidemic during the tense Reagan era. It was a six-episode miniseries that aired on HBO in 2003, based on a play by Tony Kushner.

Alongside Pacino, the mini-series starred Meryl Streep, Patrick Wilson, Mary-Louise Parker, and Emma Thompson. Pacino played the role of Roy Cohn, a right-wing political attorney who is secretly gay.

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Pacino won in 2004 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries, and spoke with Mary Hart after winning the award.

When asked if he still gets nervous after the multitudes of awards he has received and nominations that he's been honored with, Pacino says he actually gets more nervous.

"It's even worse. You just get really… you get sorta tense" said Pacino. He jokingly followed this by saying, "I recommend it, really, for anyone. I recommend them going through it once or twice."

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Pacino is nominated this year for playing legendary the music producer and convicted murderer in the HBO series Phil Spector, written and directed by David Mamet.