The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013
Arguably more famous than anyone in his cast, Sorkin added another feather to his cap when, in an astonishing upset, Newsroom star Jeff Daniels beat Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey in the best drama actor category at the Emmys. Sorkin’s chat-fest ode to cable news, his first series for HBO, has delivered an upscale, thinking audience that includes superfans Brian Williams and Piers Morgan. A vocal subset of TV critics have been less kind, with the show hotly debated on Twitter. As for a renewal, HBO is hopeful that the 52-year-old Oscar winner (The Social Network), who is busy penning a biopic on Apple founder Steve Jobs, can find time in his schedule for a third season.