We’re currently at a point in the year where shows and performers are being strongly considered for Primetime Emmy Awards — hence, why you are seeing so many campaigns across the internet! A lot of them are worthy, but we’ve certainly made our case already for Freddie Highmore. The star of ABC’s The Good Doctor has already shown himself to be a stellar ambassador for the show both onscreen and off — he’s given his all to the challenging role of Dr. Shaun Murphy and he’s also taken on writing and directing duties behind the scenes. We also feel like being at the top of a call sheet adds another layer of responsibility. People are looking at you almost as a guide for what they should and shouldn’t do on set, and we think that he certainly delivers that, even if at 27 he is younger than many of his colleagues.
We’ve already stated our case for Freddie as an Emmy contender on CarterMatt, but it’s nice to see a number of other people do the same. Take, for example, The Good Doctor executive producer Daniel Dae Kim stating the case for him in a post on Instagram, using a feature piece from Deadline as further evidence. This is the sort of EP that any cast member wants to have, someone who will actively promote the show and champion some of the actors who are on it. Daniel’s an actor himself; he knows the sort of commitment that is required for a role like Shaun Murphy and he’s clearly proud of everything that Freddie has done in order to bring Shaun to life.
For some more The Good Doctor video discussion, check out some of our season 3 hopes below! Once you see that, remember to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube and also view our official The Good Doctor playlist.
So do we think that we’re going to see Shaun get this elusive nomination? It’d be wonderful if he did, but we’ve certainly come to learn at this point not to take anything for granted. He’s still an underdog in terms of the actual odds, and whether it be with this show or Bates Motel, for some reason Emmy voters seem to be asleep at the wheel when it comes to recognizing some of Freddie’s work. We do think that eventually, a moment will come for him to get the love that he deserves; we may just not be there yet, even if we want it to happen.
If you want to vote for Freddie as an ideal Emmy nominee…
You can do so in our Emmy Preview series over here! It’s just for fun, but we like to think that it helps to raise the profile of him as a performer to a certain degree.
Do you want to see Freddie Highmore get an Emmy nomination for The Good Doctor? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: ABC.)
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“…perhaps it shouldn’t have come as a shock… that #FreddieHighmore walked away from last year’s #Emmy season without so much as a nod for his work on #TheGoodDoctor. But, at the risk of over-editorializing, a shock is how it felt. After all, David Shore’s series had become one of ABC’s biggest hits almost instantly, and had drawn endless praise for Highmore’s turn as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a brilliant surgical resident with autism, which struck a particularly touching chord with a scarcely represented #community. As Shaun struggled to find #acceptance with his colleagues at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, the show not only shone a #light on the challenges faced by people with #autism, but also felt like a rare moment of #validation for anybody who had ever felt unseen or other.” -Joe Utichi, @deadline Let’s not be shocked again. #Emmys2019