Rhys had previously been nominated for his role as Philip Jennings in 2016 and 2017. “The Americans” has struggled at the Emmys in the past, despite being hailed as one of the best drama series of the 21st century. Guest actress Margo Martindale won Emmys in 2015 and 2016, but no other actor had claimed a trophy until Rhys this year. Rhys’ co-star Keri Russell was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series this year.
Now that “The Americans” is behind him, Rhys is taking to the big screen.