Fans of the greatest Baltimore-set TV show ever made (sorry, “Homicide”) may be slightly less happy to hear that their recognition has nothing to do with their work on “The Wire.”
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This was Elba’s second nomination (he also got one last year for “Luther”) and West’s first. During their five seasons on HBO’s “The Wire” neither one of them earned a nomination. In fact, the show was never honored in any fashion by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
But instead of getting fired up about that, let’s celebrate this victory. I mean ... Stringer Bell! McNulty! In the same category! (Look, “Wire” loyalists, we have to claim our victories where we can, especially since the show went off the air almost four years ago.)