A revered actress and three-time Emmy winner, Jessica Lange was perhaps a shoo-in for this year's crop of nominees. After portraying Joan Crawford in Ryan Murphy's miniseries "Feud: Bette and Joan,” Lange earned her eighth Emmy nod, and she will be competing against co-star Susan Sarandan in the lead actress in a drama category.
It’s already midday for you in New York. What’s the morning been like so far?
It’s been a little hectic. But it’s so exciting. I’m so thrilled – and I’m thrilled about it for everybody involved.
Claire Foy was no stranger to period dramas prior to portraying Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix's "The Crown," having played Anne Boleyn in the miniseries "Wolf Hall" as well as a recent revival of "Upstairs Downstairs."
Perhaps that familiarity is what made her performance such a standout on "The Crown," which earned 13 Emmy nominations, including Foy's first in the lead actress in a drama category.
Wherever there are awards awarded and nominations to receive, there are also shows and individuals lost in the shuffle.
There are plenty of great performances and series that were overlooked in this year's crop of Emmy nominations (including "Insecure" and Issa Rae, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and Oprah Winfrey for "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks") but none got Twitter as riled up Thursday morning as the academy's snub of HBO's "The Leftovers."
Perhaps it was creator Damon Lindelof's, er, inspiring Instagram promises of a nude Justin Theroux if the star were nominated for an Emmy or maybe it was just public outcry over the lack of recognition for the show's final season, but either way people were feeling all their feelings.
Billy Eichner's loud and wild game-show/variety series "Billy on the Street" has been a cult favorite for years. Eichner's hilarious and fearless ability to launch himself at New York pedestrians to ask an endless supply of inane questions launched his career, landing him turns on "Parks and Recreation," "Difficult People," "Friends From College" and the upcoming "American Horror Story." And now "Billy on the Street" has its second prime-time Emmy nomination and TruTV, on which it airs, has scored its first.
We caught up with Eichner to ask a few questions of our own.
They tell me we have just 4 minutes. So, quick: current mood?
Thursday morning, the actress received not one but two Emmy nominations: supporting actress in a drama series for Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," and guest actress in a drama series for HBO's "The Leftovers."
This will be her first time going to the Emmys despite a career that spans 32 years.
Call it "Feud: For Real." Or maybe "This Is a Lot of Us."
Multiple performers from the same casts are going head to head in a dozen Emmy categories this year, meaning that come Sept. 17, a show that's celebrating a performer's win might simultaneously be consoling someone heading home empty-handed.
Newcomer "This Is Us" is carrying some of that baggage, with both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia up for lead actor in a drama series, and Denis O'Hare, Gerald McRaney and Brian Tyree Henry up for guest actor in the same.
Bob Odenkirk is the first to admit that there are plenty of great actors and shows on television. Despite the increasingly deep field of contenders, the television academy recognized Odenkirk once again for his role on "Better Call Saul" when the 2017 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning.
Odenkirk was among the nominees for lead drama actor for his portrayal of Jimmy McGill on the AMC series (with the show earning a nod for best drama series). This is the third consecutive year he has been nominated for the role.
Odenkirk talked to The Times about his nomination, why he considers "Better Call Saul" an underdog and how he plans to celebrate.
Dan Fogelman, creator of this season's breakout drama "This Is Us," responded with a mix of joy, exhilaration, surprise and gratitude Thursday to the NBC series' 11 Emmy nominations, including best drama.
You had to have seen this plot twist coming?
I didn’t know it was going to happen! I’ve never done this before. I don’t understand how any of this works. Everyone who works on this show is so normal and kind of regular, from the actors to the writers. This is all a little beyond us. Last night, we were like, this is tomorrow morning, right? What happens? A couple of the writers and some friends that run a production company were following it more online and were telling me what to expect a little bit, or what people were prognosticating. But I really had no idea.
Social media was atwitter Thursday morning following the 69th Emmy nominations announcement. Nominees took to Twitter and Instagram to share their excitement, gratitude and, in "SNL" star Leslie Jones' case, a resolution to "get fine." For "Stranger Things" star David Harbour, it was a glamorous shot reveling at airport security.
Nominated Thursday morning for lead actor in a comedy series by the Television Academy, Anthony Anderson of ABC's "black-ish" spoke to The Times from the set of his game show "To Tell the Truth."
How does it feel to be nominated for a third time?
They say the third time's the charm! It's exciting. I found out with my mother today as we were working on our game show, so it was a pretty fantastic moment. We were heading to rehearsal when the announcements came down so I got to share that moment with theNo. 1 lady in my life, my mother.