Merritt Wever also earned Emmy gold for her performance in the Netflix western miniseries.
The C&I crew would like to congratulate Godless star Jeff Daniels for picking up an Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. And we’d also like to say we laughed out loud when he literally picked up the prize he earned for his performance as outlaw Frank Griffin in the acclaimed Netflix western drama.
“Little tip for you young actors," Daniels joked Monday evening during his acceptance speech. “When they call and say can you ride a horse, don’t lie. You will find on Day One you’re in the Kentucky Derby.”
After thanking the folks responsible for making the Netflix miniseries happen —and tipping his hat to his wife, Kathleen Treado — Daniels capped off his speech thusly: “I would also finally like to thank my horse, Apollo. He was Jeff Bridges’ horse on True Grit and I felt he was making unfair comparisons. Three times he threw me off the horse. Three times! The third and last time, I broke my wrist — literally broke my wrist. It was my left wrist.”
But then he proudly held up his Emmy statuette with his left hand and announced: “It’s now officially healed.”
By the way: Daniels wasn’t the only Godless player to nab Emmy gold Monday evening. Merritt Wever — who portrayed feisty widow Mary Agnes McNue in the Netflix western — lassoed the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.