Israeli actress Shira Haas nominated for Emmy for ‘Unorthodox’ role
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Israeli actress Shira Haas nominated for Emmy for ‘Unorthodox’ role

Haas was nominated in the category of outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie, alongside Australian actress Cate Blanchett.

Shira Haas, right, and Amit Rahav in “Unorthodox.” (Netflix)
Shira Haas, right, and Amit Rahav in “Unorthodox.” (Netflix)

Israeli actress Shira Haas has been nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in “Unorthodox,” which follows an ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn woman who leaves her community for a new life in Berlin.

The four-episode series, inspired by the 2012 memoir “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots,” by Deborah Feldman, picked up eight nominations including outstanding limited series.

Haas was nominated in the category of outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie, alongside Cate Blanchett (“Mrs. America”), Regina King (“Watchmen”), Octavia Spencer (“Self Made”), and Kerry Washington (“Little Fires Everywhere”).

???????????? The moment our favourite Unorthodox stars Shira Haas and Amit Rahav discovered the Netflix series was nominated for any Emmy! In fact, the series has been nominated for 8 Emmy awards including one for outstanding limited series, and another for Haas, who has been nominated in the category of outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie. She faces some competition having been nominated alongside Cate Blanchett (“Mrs. America”), Regina King (“Watchmen”), Octavia Spencer (“Self Made”), and Kerry Washington (“Little Fires Everywhere”) – but we personally think she’s got this one in the bag!! Congratulations to everyone involved in the series! Bring on September 20! ???? Amit Rahav on Instagram

פורסם על ידי ‏‎Zionist Federation of Australia‎‏ ב- יום שלישי, 28 ביולי 2020

Haas, 25, whose breakout role in “Shtisel” also saw her play an ultra-Orthodox character, has previously been recognised for her work, picking up an Ophir Award — dubbed the Israeli academy awards — for her supporting role in “Noble Savage” in 2018.

An Israeli movie, “Asia,” won three awards at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2020, including Best Actress for Haas.

Also picking up Emmy nominations on Tuesday was “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a show focused on a Jewish stand-up comic in the 1950s, and “Schitt’s Creek,” created by the Canadian Jewish father-and-son duo of Eugene and Dan Levy.

The Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be presented on September 20.

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