‘The X-Files’: Which Episode Won David Duchovny a Golden Globe?

by Jeremy Spirogis
David Duchovny on The X-Files

David Duchovny performed the hunky-but-extraterrestrial-obsessed FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the hit TV present The X-Files. He and his co-star Gillian Anderson developed lengthy and profitable careers in Hollywood after their time on The X-Files, however not earlier than they each took dwelling trophies for his or her appearing on the present. In 1997, Anderson received an Emmy for her function as Agent Dana Scully, and Duchovny took dwelling a Golden Globe. Which episode did he win the Globe for?

‘The X-Files’ episode that received David Duchovny his first Golden Globe Award

David Duchovny on The X-Files
David Duchovny as Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files | FOX Image Collection by way of Getty Images

The X-Files star David Duchovny was nominated for a Golden Globe for his efficiency on the sequence 4 occasions, in accordance with IMDb. However, he solely took dwelling the statue as soon as — in 1997. (Anderson received additionally her Golden Globe — and an Emmy — the identical 12 months).

While Duchovny received beat out on the Emmys (by NYPD Blue star Dennis Franz), he did snag the win on the Globes that 12 months.

So, which episode did FOX undergo the awards ceremony to greatest characterize Duchovny’s appearing?

None different that season four episode “Small Potatoes.” Written by The X-Files creator Chris Carter and Vince Gillian (who would go on to create Breaking Bad), this episode is a basic “monster-of-the-week” story a couple of man who has the flexibility to shapeshift into different people. With this energy, he finally ends up impregnating 5 girls in his city — and all of the infants are born with tails.

Why David Duchovny took dwelling the award for the season four episode ‘Small Potatoes’

While the outline of the episode is little doubt a bit of past perception (as many X-Files episodes are typically), Duchovny’s appearing in it completely deserved the Golden Globe. At one level in “Small Potatoes,” the prime suspect decides to rework into Agent Mulder himself, and in doing so he even fools Mulder’s associate, Agent Scully, in addition to FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner.

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Essentially, Duchovny needed to play one other character “acting” like Mulder — with refined facial twitches and a few quite off-kilter reactions which might be solely noticeable to the viewers, not the opposite characters. It can be a troublesome feat for any actor, however Duchovny pulled it off with flying colours.

Still, this was simply the primary Golden Globe that Duchovny received. He later took dwelling a statue for his lead function on the sequence Californication.

Did Duchovny’s fellow ‘The X-Files’ solid member Gillian Anderson win a Golden Globe?

The X-Files‘ other star, Gillian Anderson, also won a Golden Globe in 1997. The episode that won Anderson the award was a much more dramatic one than Duchovny’s. Her episode was the season four episode “Memento Mori.”

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny on the 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 1997 | Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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(At the chance of spoiling a decades-old present, that is the episode the place Scully — and Mulder, for that matter — discover out she has most cancers.)

This X-Files episode additionally led Anderson to win a Golden Globe alongside her co-star that 12 months.

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