‘Dave’ Drops Oscar-Winning Guest Star (Who Raps!) In Emmy Race With Season 3 Finale

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers from “Looking for Love,” the season finale of FX’s “Dave,” now streaming on Hulu.

Brad Pitt was held hostage, rapped in autotune, shot with an arrow and revealed his “real name” is Luke – all during Wednesday night’s season finale of FX’s “Dave.” In fact, the Hollywood A-lister might bring the underrated dark comedy its first series name after three seasons.

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Playing himself, Pitt will be among the guest submissions for the dark comedy, Variety learned exclusively.

Set on a night full of twists and turns, the 46-minute episode “Looking for Love” – ​​directed by Kitao Sakurai and written by Dave Burd and Vanessa McGee – shows Dave being held hostage by a superfan who just wants ” hang out” with Pitt, actor and aspiring rap star.

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: Brad Pitt on stage while David Fincher receives the

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It all starts when Pitt stars in the Lil Dicky music video, put together by his friend Rachel McAdams. Pitt then stops by Dave’s house, where the two are held hostage by a superfan named Bella (played by Tenea Intriago). At one point in the evening, after an unconscious Gata passes, Dave and Pitt are forced into a musical moment that stands as one of the funniest TV scenes of the year.

The show has sadly been overlooked by the Television Academy since its debut in March 2020. However, this season’s universal acclaim could put it within reach of a few errands, such as guest acting and music. and the original lyrics. FX will also submit the track “Harrison Ave”. for Emmy consideration, which shares the title of the second episode.

As for Pitt, he’s no stranger to award recognition. In addition to his two Oscars for producing best picture winner “12 Years a Slave” (2013) and supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” (2019), he is also an Emmy winner as as producer of the TV movie. “The normal heart” (2014).

However, despite two iconic acting names, coincidentally both in guest comedy actor, Pitt has yet to win an Emmy as a performer. Her first came in 2002 for her stint on NBC’s “Friends” to play Will, Monica and Ross’ former “fat” classmate who started a high school rumor about Rachel. The other was in 2020 during the pandemic for “Saturday Night Live at Home,” with its hilarious portrayal of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

He won’t be the only Oscar nominee eyeing an Emmy nomination from “Dave.” Also playing herself, McAdams received a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role in Best Picture “Spotlight” (2015), and she’ll be seeking her first Emmy nod for her three-episode stint this season. She will compete alongside Jane Levy, who played Brittany Parker.

In the last three minutes of the episode, Dave travels to West Africa and meets rapper Drake (introduced by his birth name Aubrey Graham) in a meeting that has been going on for years. While the moment will go down as one of the show’s most memorable scenes, Drake — who just won his first Emmy nomination as one of the producers of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ — won’t stand by. of Pitt in the Emmy race. Emmy rules prohibit cameo roles from competing, leaving the former “Degrassi” actor ineligible.


DAVE “Looking for Love” Episode 10 (Airing Wednesday, May 31) – Pictured: (lr) Dave Burd as Dave, Drake as himself. RC: FX

This season of “Dave” has been full of surprising cameos and guest appearances, including Usher, Rick Ross, Demi Lovato, Don Cheadle, Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, Killer Mike, Travis Barker, Jack Harlow, Lil Gotit , Emma Chamberlain, David Dobrik and Finneas O’Connell.

“Dave” Season 3 Emmy Submissions

  • Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Lead Actor (Comedy) – Dave Burd

  • Supporting Actor (Comedy) – Gata

  • Guest Actor (Comedy) – Brad Pitt

  • Guest Actress (Comedy) – Rachel McAdams

  • Original Music and Lyrics – “Harrison Ave”

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