Kelly Macdonald in 'Boardwalk Empire'

Kelly Macdonald's character on "Boardwalk Empire" proves she can glow even in a dimly lighted hotel lobby. Her role as the Irish Margaret Schroeder transports the viewer to grittier days in the back alleys of a 1920s Atlantic City. Her complicated and nuanced character, however, got the snub even while her counterpart "Steve Buscemi" earned a male lead nomination for his role as gangster Enoch "Nucky" Thompson.
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