Our live Emmy chats let award contenders go beyond ‘for your consideration’ ads

Our live Emmy chats let award contenders go beyond ‘for your consideration’ ads
A giant Emmy statue sits atop a fountain in front of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' North Hollywood headquarters. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Television’s big awards night isn’t until the fall, but why wait till then to catch up with the Emmy season’s hottest contenders and your favorite actors?

The Envelope invites them all to visit The Times’ video studio for exclusive interviews about their current projects, life in Hollywood and to think fast with our Lightning Round sessions. And we invite you to join in. The chats will take place live on our YouTube channel. So far, this year’s chats have included Mark Hamill, Rhea Seehorn, Cat Deeley and more. Watch them here.


Here’s who we’ll talk to this week:

Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Lolly Adefope, star of Hulu’s “Shrill”

Lolly Adefope of "Shrill."
Lolly Adefope of "Shrill." (Allyson Riggs / Hulu / TNS)

Thursday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Kate Beckinsale, star of Amazon’s “The Widow”

Kate Beckinsale of "The Widow"
Kate Beckinsale of "The Widow" (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Check back every week to see which new guests are on tap for our Emmy Contenders live chat series, and catch up with last year’s conversations with Claire Danes, Sarah Silverman, Brian Tyree Henry, Sarah Paulson, Neil Patrick Harris and many more below.

The 71st Emmy Awards will air live Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox.