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Emmy contender web chats: Portraits of the TV stars who’ve stopped by to gab

While Emmy voters have the tough job of choosing which series and performances of this season’s Peak TV crop are deserving of a nomination, we here at The Times have it much better. We get to talk with the Emmy contenders in person, so there’s no narrowing it down for us! Here’s a look at who’s dropped in for a chat so far. You can also watch their interviews at latimes.com/emmychats.

Eric McCormack is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contender chat series.
Eric McCormack, star of "Will & Grace."
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Elizabeth Olsen star in SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, a drama from Facebook.
Elizabeth Olsen stars in "Sorry for Your Loss," a drama from Facebook Watch.
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Elizabeth Olsen and Mamoudou Athie star in “SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,” a drama from Facebook.
Elizabeth Olsen and Mamoudou Athie play a married couple in the grief drama "Sorry for Your Loss."
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Kate Beckinsale is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contender chat series.
Kate Beckinsale, star of "The Widow" on Amazon Prime.
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Actress Lily Collins is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contender chat seri
Actress Lily Collins, star of the PBS "Masterpiece" adaptation of "Les Miserables."
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Ken Jeong is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contender chat series.
Ken Jeong, star of "The Hangover" franchise, NBC sitcom "Community," "Crazy Rich Asians" and other film and TV roles.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
“THE KILLING” stars Mireille Enos, who played Seattle detective Sarah Linden, is back with co-star a
Mireille Enos, who played Seattle detective Sarah Linden on "The Killing," reunites with co-star Joel Kinnaman in a very different kind of thriller: "Hanna."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Anthony Carrigan is known for playing Victor Zsasz in the FOX series “GOTHAM” and band Tyler Davies
Anthony Carrigan is known for playing Victor Zsasz in the Fox series "Gotham" and Tyler Davies in the ABC series "The Forgotten." He currently plays NoHo Hank in the HBO series "Barry."
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Actor Timothy Simons of “VEEP” is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contender
Timothy Simons kept audiences in stitches as Jonah Ryan on the HBO political comedy "Veep."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Anna Chlumsky is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contenders chat.
Anna Chlumsky plays Amy Brookheimer of the HBO political satire "Veep."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Joey King, is a 19-year-old actress who is became a teen queen after starring in Netflix’s The Kiss
Joey King, 19, star of Netflix's "The Kissing Booth," dives into a twisted true-life killing in Hulu's "The Act."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
BBC thriller “BODYGUARD” star Richard Madden, plays a special protection officer tasked with keeping
In the BBC drama "Bodyguard," Richard Madden plays a special protection officer tasked with keeping Britain’s home secretary safe.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sara Gilbert of “The Conners” is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contender
Sara Gilbert, star of "The Conners," ABC's spinoff from "Roseanne."
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Envelope Emmy Contender chats series, host Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) has hosted the sh
Cat Deeley has 14 seasons as host of “So You Think You Can Dance” and five Emmy nominations under her belt.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Ralph George Macchio Jr. is known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, E
Ralph Macchio still executes his martial-arts moves in "Cobra Kai," the YouTube Premium sequel series to the iconic "Karate Kid."
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Molly Shannon of “The Other Two” is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contend
Molly Shannon, star of Comedy Central’s "The Other Two."
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Eric Bana of “Dirty John” is photographed at the Los Angeles Times studio for an Emmy Contender chat
Eric Bana, star of the true-crime series "Dirty John" on Bravo.
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Reid Scott, who plays Dan Egan on the hit comedy VEEP, sat down recently with the Los Angeles Times
Reid Scott winds down as Dan Egan on "Veep" as the HBO series ends its run.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Carmen Ejogo is a British television and film actress and singer.
British actress and singer Carmen Ejogo played schoolteacher-turned-author Amelia Reardon on HBO's "True Detective."
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Marin Hinkle is known among many television and movie roles. She is best known for playing Judith H
"Two and a Half Men" actress Marin Hinkle steps back into the world of 1950s stand-up comedy as Rose Weissman in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Jared Harris visits the Los Angeles Times Envelope to talk about the industry.
Jared Harris is known for his versatile work in "Mad Men, "The Crown" and most recently in the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Rhea Seehorn plays a dedicated and successful lawyer Kim Wexler. She is in a relationship with Jimmy
Rhea Seehorn plays dedicated lawyer Kim Wexler in "Better Call Saul."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
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Manny Jacinto plays lovable lug Jason Mendoza on "The Good Place."
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Mark Hamill, known across the globe as Luke Skywalker from "Star Wars," portrays Talus on the History Channel series "Knightfall."
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Topher Grace is known for playing Eric Forman in the Fox sitcom That ‘70s Show, Eddie Brock / Venom
Topher Grace, known for his roles on "That '70s Show," "Spider-Man 3" and "Predators," learned a lot about Ebola filming the NatGeo miniseries adaptation of "The Hot Zone."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar is known for his television roles as Zack Morris in Saved by the Be
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, long remembered as Zack Morris in "Saved by the Bell" and Det. John Clark Jr. in "NYPD Blue," continues to expand his versatility.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Trevor Noah and THE DAILY SHOW is just trying to keep up with day’s news like the rest of us.
Trevor Noah, who brings the laughs on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," is just trying to keep up with day's news like the rest of us.
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Andrew-Rannells stars in “Black Monday” which chronicles the 31st anniversary of the worst stock mar
Andrew-Rannells stars in "Black Monday" which chronicles the 31st anniversary of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sharon Horgan’s comedy, Catastrophe, offers an unblinking look at coupledom.
Sharon Horgan's comedy "Catastrophe" offers an unblinking look at matrimony and parenthood.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Steve Zahn is downright giddy to talk about his role in “Valley of the Boom.”
Steve Zahn is downright giddy to talk about his role in "Valley of the Boom" about Silicon Valley in the 1990s.
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Michael Angarano is in a unique position on “This Is Us.” Although his character, Nicky Pearson, is
Michael Angarano is in a unique position on the NBC drama "This Is Us." Although his character, Nicky Pearson, is alive during the multiple time periods the series covers, he does not portray the role at every age.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Christina Applegate plays recent widow Jen Harding in “Dead to Me.”
Christina Applegate plays recent window Jen Harding in "Dead to Me."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Milo Ventimiglia talked about the third season of ‘This Is Us’ in an Envelope Emmy Contenders chat; he’d go on to receive his third straight Emmy nomination for that season.
Milo Ventimiglia talked about "This is Us" and of some of the secrets his character kept from his family.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Adam Scott
Adam Scott appeared in a CBS All Access The Twilight Zone episode called "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet." The title of the episode, is a riff on one of the original show's more famous episodes, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew Macfadyen
Matthew Macfadyen sat down with The Envelope and talked about some of his favorite lines in HBO's "Succession" and how Tom is different from his role in "Howards End."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Christina Hendricks describes “Good Girls” as a real passion project.
Christina Hendricks describes "Good Girls" as a real passion project.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
(L-R)- Justina Machado and Isabella Gomez star in Netflix-original comedy-drama “One Day at a Time.”
(L-R)- Justina Machado and Isabella Gomez star in Netflix-original comedy-drama "One Day at a Time."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sanaa Lathan from the New CBS All-Access " The Twilight Zone.”
Sanaa Lathan from the New CBS All-Access " The Twilight Zone."
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Anna Konkle from the comedy series, “PEN15" on Hulu.
Anna Konkle from the comedy series, "PEN15" on Hulu.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Timothy Hutton recently stared in “The Haunting of Hill House,” a supernatural horror web television
Timothy Hutton recently stared in "The Haunting of Hill House," a supernatural horror web television series created for Netflix.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Drew Tarver stars in “The Other Two,” a comedy series about follows two floundering millennial sibli
Drew Tarver stars in "The Other Two," a comedy series about follows two floundering millennial siblings who must grapple with their 13-year-old brother's overnight fame.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Justina Machado stars in “One Day at a Time” with her co-star Isabella Gomez.
Justina Machado stars in "One Day at a Time" with her co-star Isabella Gomez.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Michelle “Ginnifer” Goodwin recently starred in “The Twilight Zone” developed by Simon Kinb
Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin recently starred in "The Twilight Zone" developed by Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, and Marco Ramirez, based on the original 1959 television series created by Rod Serling.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Ellie Kemper played the starring role in the Netflix comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” for
Ellie Kemper played the starring role in the Netflix comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," for which she has received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Isabella Gomezs tars in “One Day at a Time” with her co-star Justina Machado.
Isabella Gomezs stars in "One Day at a Time" with her co-star Justina Machado.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Eric Lange
Eric Lange, who stars in "Escape at Dannemora," is photographed for the Los Angeles Times Emmy Contender Web Chats.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski is best known for the roles of Cousin Vicki in National Lampoon's Vacation, and Jenna Maroney in the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, for which she received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Bobby Berk
Bobby Berk of "Queer Eye" is photographed for the Los Angeles Times Emmy Contender Web Chats.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Father and son Eugene and Daniel Levy created Schitt’s Creek, Father and son duo discuss shooting th
Father and son Eugene and Daniel Levy created Schitt's Creek. The father and son duo discuss shooting the final season and why they'll always have a soft spot for their Canadian fans.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Linda Cardellini
Linda Edna Cardellini is an American actress. In television, she is known for her leading roles in the teen drama Freaks and Geeks, the medical drama ER, the drama thriller Bloodline, and the dark comedy Dead to Me, a Dark Comedy's Exploration Of Women Holding Each Other Up.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Carol Kane
Carol Kane became known in the 1970s-80s in films such as "Hester Street" (for which she received an Oscar nomination) and "The Princess Bride." She was abcast member on the Netflix original series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," in which she plays Lillian Kaushtupper.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly, who stars in "House of Cards" and "Jack Ryan," is photographed for the Los Angeles Times Emmy Contender Web Chats.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Tituss Burgess
Tituss Burgess is best known for starring as Titus Andromedon on the Netflix comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Hartley
Justin Hartley, who stars in "This is Us," is photographed for the Los Angeles Times Emmy Contender Web Chats.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes' new Netflix special "Not Normal," has a long opening salvo that targets what the comedian recently called "the orange elephant in the room."
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Calum Worthy
Calum Worthy, who stars in "The Act" is photographed for the Los Angeles Times Emmy Contender Web Chats.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Maya Erskine
Maya Erskine from the comedy series, "PEN15" on Hulu.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)


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