Emmy Contender Series 2018: Video interviews with stars from your favorite TV shows

You just don’t know when it comes to marriage, says Molly Shannon, who plays one part of a volatile couple in HBO's 'Divorce.'

Television today offers more high-quality programming than ever before (and it's not always even on your TV). Wherever you watch it, there are so many stand-out performances that deserve special recognition – from the media, from fans, and yes, even from Emmy voters. Here, we chat with a few of our favorites.

With Season 2 of 'Atlanta,' Brian Tyree Henry found healing in the woods

Brian Tyree Henry found himself on a similar path as his "Atlanta" alter ego, Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles, as both deal with newfound fame and the grief over the loss of a parent.

For Constance Zimmer, getting vulnerable with her 'UnReal' character wasn't easy

Whether "UnReal" will end after its fourth season is still up in the air. But Constance Zimmer, who plays reality TV mastermind Quinn King on the drama, has a lot to say about what transpired in Season 3.

The magical overlap between Jordan Klepper and his character on 'The Opposition'

Jordan Klepper, host of the Comedy Central political satire show "The Opposition," talks about the conservative culture of victimhood and his series' place at the late-night table.

How a panic attack while filming 'She's Gotta Have It' created one of DeWanda Wise's favorite Season 1 moments

“I couldn’t stop laughing and the laughing turned into coughing and then I could not breathe," Wise said about the pivotal scene.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm's' J.B. Smoove shares the secret ingredient in Larry David's lemonade

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star J.B. Smoove talks about how being a series regular affects his bank account. It's pretty, pretty good.

A manipulator, a thug and a killer, yes, but Chris O’Dowd in 'Get Shorty' is kind of lovable too

While audiences may not have thought of Chris O'Dowd s the punch-you-in-the-face type, the actor learned to use his 6-foot-3 frame to intimidate in "Get Shorty."

Let the Avengers save the world, Cress Williams is happy for Black Lightning to save his neighborhood

“A lot of superhero fare that’s out there is a mega, save-the-world type of thing,” Cress Williams said. “We’re rooted in a neighborhood and in the community."

As a 'fixer' of sorts, Brendan Fraser helps steer the audience on 'Trust'

His ex-CIA man James Fletcher Chase breaks the fourth wall. It's a move that “hints at a breaking of convention. It’s always exciting to me when the rule book of how to tell a story gets chucked out the window and suddenly the character ... is talking directly to you,” says Brendan Fraser.

Sarah Silverman isn't the same after 'I Love You, America'

Comedian Sarah Silverman talks about her Hulu series, "I Love You, America" in a video interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Yolonda Ross and 'The Chi' go past the headlines to delve into people's lives on Chicago's South Side

In 'The Chi,' Yolonda Ross plays a full-time nurse and single mother doing what she can to raise a responsible son. "She’s that person that we all know and are friends with or work with," the actress says.

'Good Place' star D'Arcy Carden is happy to indulge any and all fan theories about the show

Does Janet know she's in the Bad Place? Is she going to help Jason make the most of his second chance on Earth? D'Arcy Carden thinks all your theories are "interesting."

For Justin Hartley, sometimes you have to go it alone on 'This Is Us'

Justin Hartley of NBC's "This Is Us" talks about going deeper with his character in Season 2 of the tear-jerking drama.

From walkie-talkies to group chats, the kids of 'Stranger Things' found ways to bond, says star Noah Schnapp

Season 2 of 'Stranger Things' sees Noah Schnapp as Will Byers trying to settle into life after being stuck in the Upside Down, what with the bullies, the potential new stepdad and, you know, being possessed by an evil creature.

Cody Fern plays the most involving victim in 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace'

Cody Fern plays out David Madson's harrowing last encounters with Andrew Cunanan in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace."

Molly Shannon on 'Divorce' and that dark, pivotal pilot scene

HBO's dark comedy "Divorce" sees Molly Shannon as Diane and Tracy Letts as Nick in a wildly volatile marriage.

Who's dying next on 'This Is Us'? Probably not Beth, says Susan Kelechi Watson

The actress who plays Beth, Randall Pearson's wife, on 'This Is Us,' teases as to what the Season 2 cliffhanger might mean.

Alex Borstein of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' escaped the hard life of the road comic

Alex Borstein, star of Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," has been on 'MADtv,' and 'Family Guy.'

An emotionally charged topic — the 9/11 attacks — had Peter Sarsgaard concerned about 'Looming Tower'

The idea of starring in Hulu’s "The Looming Tower" took Peter Sarsgaard five months to consider. Because to get involved in anything related to 9/11 still seemed too touchy nearly two decades later.

Hayley Atwell's been keeping the early 20th century alive even before starring in 'Howards End'

In an era of emoji-filled text messages, Hayley Atwell is helping to keep letter writing alive. She's been penning missives to friends since she was a child.

How does Neil Patrick Harris keep his 'Series of Unfortunate Events' characters distinct? Just watch

Neil Patrick Harris demonstrates the distinct voices he uses for multiple characters on Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Annie Potts channels her past — and her present — to play 'Young Sheldon's' grandmother

"There are a lot of women from the South who loom very large to me," says Annie Potts of playing the grandmother on 'Young Sheldon.' "They’re all sort of in my DNA. Everything she says, I hear them coming out of … this very deep bench of wild, fabulous Southern women who I descended from."

Pete Holmes' hot-air balloon marriage proposal took an odd turn

Pete Holmes, star and creator of the HBO comedy series "Crashing," recently proposed to his wife. It didn't go quite as planned.

'One Day at a Time' offers star Rita Moreno new insight into immigration

Rita Moreno, who plays Lydia Riera in "One Day at a Time," talks about immigration and the path to American citizenship.

Playing a new character — or multiple characters — every season keeps Evan Peters of 'American Horror Story' on his toes

For the upcoming Season 8 of the Ryan Murphy series, Evan Peters says, “It’s so exciting— I don’t know what I’m going to be doing. Whatever it is that’s going to be thrown at me, I’ll just hit the ground running. It’s very exciting.”

Dakota Fanning: From pint-sized guest star to strong-willed boundary pusher on 'The Alienist'

Dakota Fanning, who stars in the TNT limited series 'The Alienist,' makes her way back to television 18 years after the small screen delivered her first major acting job.

Caitriona Balfe infuses her 'Outlander' character with experiences from the books

Caitriona Balfe, who plays time-traveling leading lady Claire in "Outlander," talks about pushing against gender norms in the third season of the Starz period drama.

As Jamie Fraser in 'Outlander,' Sam Heughan was destined to live in grief

“It’s the different stages of grief, really,” Sam Heughan says of his character's separation from his wife. “He goes through anger, sadness … eventually acceptance. Each episode was so strong, and he’s such a different character...but he’s still living in the memory of Claire."