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Patrick Swayze of 'The Beast'
Patrick Swayze, "The Beast"
Nomination Status: Not a shot, but more deserving than you might think
Bottom Line: No. Patrick Swayze is not going to get an Emmy nomination for his one-and-done A&E drama. Even sentimental Emmy voters are unlikely to get behind the ailing star. But sentimentality aside, Swayze was almost shockingly good at times on "The Beast" and whether it was simple aging or his cancer that provided the new-found gravitas, the gravitas was still there. It was the best performance of his career. We just wanted to mention it.