man Mos Def has been nominated for an Emmy Award, an honor which is bestowed
to the finest actors in the profession.
The rapper stands
poised to win the Actor, Miniseries or a Movie category for his role in "Something
the Lord Made," a series on HBO.
Mos played Vivien
Thomas, an African-American man who was a pioneer in the field of heart surgery
despite never attending medical school.
"This is the
biggest role I’ve had in film to date," Mos said in a recent interview.
"But, you know, I try not to think about that sort of thing…I just want
to do the best work I can, and hopefully that helps tell the story in the best
way and stays true to the spirit and the dignity of the story and the people
pits Mos against Antonio Banderas ("And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself”),
Al Pacino ("Angels in America"), and James Brolin, who starred in
Showtime’s "The Reagans."
Dave Chappelle was also nominated for an Emmy for best Variety, Music or Comedy
Series. "Chappelle’s Show," which is on Comedy Central will do battle
with the highly regarded "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Show No. 8037,"
"Late Night With Conan O’Brien," “Late Show With David Letterman,"
and "Saturday Night Live."
As for Mos, the
rapper has been rumored to be recording his second solo album and has possibly
scrapped the long-awaited rock album with his band