awards & nominations

Recount (2008)

Denis Leary as "Michael Whouley"

In this dramatization of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore concedes the presidency to George W. Bush, but recants when he learns of irregularities in the Florida vote count. Democratic strategists Ron Klain (Kevin Spacey) and Michael Whouley (Denis Leary) race to Florida to uncover the truth, as do Republicans under James Baker (Tom Wilkinson). Between faulty voting equipment and the vagaries of Florida's Secretary of State Katherine Harris (Laura Dern), a 36-day stalemate ensues.

Golden Globe (2009)NominatedBest Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2008)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Rescue Me (2004)

Denis Leary as "Tommy Gavin"

New York firefighter Tommy Gavin is a hot mess. He talks to his cousin, Jimmy, who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and he's seeing ghosts of other victims, too. Spotlighting Denis Leary as Gavin, a temperamental alcoholic whose self-destructive behavior has cost him his family, the series revolves around the daily drama associated with being a firefighter in post-9/11 New York, and how the men of 62 Truck use dark humor to color their true feelings.

Emmy (Primetime) (2007)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2006)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2005)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama