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Veteran actor Jon Voight on track to win Emmy to add to Oscar and Golden Globe awards

Jon Voight is thankful for his role in the drama Ray Donovan and is tipped to win an Emmy for it

Published on Aug 4, 2014 1:24 PM
In Ray Donovan, Jon Voight plays a charming ex-convict who turns his family’s lives upside down. -- PHOTO: FOX MOVIES PREMIUM

Jon Voight is a hot favourite to take the Outstanding Supporting Actor honour at the Emmys later this month for the crime drama Ray Donovan.

If he does, the actor will join an exclusive group of just two dozen or so performers who can put their Emmy on a shelf next to an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

Even more remarkably, the actor best known for Midnight Cowboy (1969) will have done so at the age of 75, after decades of being written off as being past his prime and 35 years after picking up the Best Actor Oscar for Coming Home (1978), where he played a paraplegic Vietnam veteran.

Speaking to reporters about the new second season of Ray Donovan, which is airing in Singapore, he says he feels extraordinarily lucky to have enjoyed such recognition and longevity as a performer.

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