Shout-Out to Macon During 2013 Emmy Awards | Families
In what was a big night for the comedy series Veep, two stars from the show walked away with Emmys. One of them has a Macon connection.
Just before 8:30 Sunday night, Tony Hale, winner of the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, gave a shout-out to his parents, Mike and Rita, who live in Macon.
Mike Hale is former executive director of Macon State College's Warner Robins campus and former chief information officer of the college.
Tony Hale plays Gary Walsh, an assistant to Vice President Selina Meyer. The role of Meyer is played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and she won the award for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series.
Hale, in character, joined Louis-Dreyfus on stage during her acceptance speech, holding her purse and prompting her to thank her family as he whispered in her ear.
Hale also gave a shout-out to the Young Actors Theatre in Tallahassee, Florida, where he grew up. He told reporters his award was "mind-blowing," and "even to be on a list" with his fellow nominees was "crazy humbling."
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Tony Hale, Veep, HBO