Emmy episode analysis: Henry Winkler seeks a bookend Emmy as lovable Gene on ‘Barry’

Emmy episode analysis: Henry Winkler seeks a bookend Emmy as lovable Gene on ‘Barry’
TV legend Henry Winkler finally won his first ever primetime Emmy last year for Best Comedy Supporting Actor for HBO’s “Barry.” After six nominations spanning his lengthy career, it was a moment to remember as he graciously accepted his Emmy to a rapturous standing ovation. He is back this year looking to defend his title.

On “Barry,” Winkler plays Gene Cousineau, an acting coach to a neurotic hit man (played by leading man and co-creator Bill Hader) who longs to be an actor. The veteran is enjoying a career renaissance decades after he became a TV superstar in the 1970s as Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli on “Happy Days.” His Emmy win finally came after three consecutive Best Comedy Actor nominations for his role on the classic ABC sitcom (1976-1978), a nomination in 1979 for Best Informational Program for “Who Are the DeBolts?” and a nom for his guest turn on
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