We’ve got some bittersweet news for “True Detective” fans. The HBO anthology, which aired its first series premiere on Jan. 12, 2014, has been nominated for not one but three of the most nail-biting categories of the 2014 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama series.
Well, dear readers, one of those awards has a bit of a conflict. See, “True Detective” was such a compelling series that both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were nominated in the category for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, which means – who the heck do we cheer for?
McConaughey played the role of Rust Cohle, the troubled but talented detective who gave us whimsical and philosophical lines while simultaneously teaching us DIY tricks like making figures out of old Lone Star cans. Marty Hart was his fellow Louisiana State Police detective who ultimately solved the case of the Yellow King.
Although both men experienced difficulties in their personal lives that drove them apart, the two were able to join forces years down the line to end the string of murders occurring up and down the coast of the Sugar State.
While McConaughey is no stranger to winning accolades, this happens to be the first time the 44-year-old actor has been nominated for an Emmy Award. That deserves an “alright, alright, alright!” Unlike McConaughey, Harrelson is no stranger to the golden statuette. The 52-year-old performer has been nominated several times for Emmy Awards and even won the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1989 for his role on “Cheers."
That leaves us with one final question to ponder until the 66th annual Emmy Awards airs on Monday, Aug. 25: Of the two “True Detective” stars, which one deserves the title of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series? Is it McConaughey or Harrelson? Take our poll below and cast your vote to see how many fans agree with you.