Emmy Interviews

Emmy Interviews

Catch up on The A.V. Club's interviews with the year's biggest Emmy nominees.

Mrs. America’s Uzo Aduba explains how Shirley Chisholm paved the way for politicians like Kamala Harris

Aduba was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress, in Hulu's Mrs. America.

D’Arcy Carden on her Good Place goodbye, unconventional Emmys plans, and Barry’s delay

The Good Place star D'Arcy Carden's reaction to her Emmy nomination: "My husband and I were just sitting on the couch staring at each other. We just kept going, 'Holy shit.'"

Robin Thede isn’t done breaking new ground with A Black Lady Sketch Show

We spoke with newly minted Emmy nominee Robin Thede about firsts, normalizing Black stories on TV, and how A Black Lady Sketch Show represents a springboard for ever more inclusive storytelling.

What We Do In The Shadows’ Stefani Robinson thinks Jackie Daytona’s human disguise is pretty convincing, actually

"The toothpick and jeans, that’s it. He didn’t have to use any hypnosis with such a convincing disguise."—Stefani Robinson, Regular Human Emmy Nominee

How Sharen Davis helped build the world of Watchmen, one mask at a time

Emmy-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis reveals how she helped build the world of Watchmen, and designed a look fit for a queen.

Catherine O’Hara on Moira Rose’s unique vocabulary and life after Schitt’s Creek

"If they ever wrote a sentence that just seemed like a normal person would say it, then I would go to my books and find some great words."

Succession’s Nicholas Braun reveals his trick to getting into Cousin Greg’s skin

The Emmy nominee has a few key maneuvers that help him embody the awkward, earnest social climber.

Watchmen director Stephen Williams on uncovering the series’ real American hero story

Williams detailed just how emotional it was to film the sixth episode, "This Extraordinary Being": "We were, cast and crew alike, at various points during that night just overcome. And we would stop, and we would cry, and we would comfort each other, and we would hold each other up."

Insecure’s Issa Rae on her character’s growth and bringing the show back to its roots

Insecure's Issa Rae talks to The A.V. Club about what inspired the shocking season four finale and why she's proud of her character.

Writer Mike Makowsky on Hugh Jackman and how the 2016 election shaped Bad Education

With Bad Education in the running for Outstanding TV Movie, The A.V. Club spoke to Makowsky about telling the story of embezzlement that rocked his hometown.

Watchmen screenwriter Cord Jefferson on Hooded Justice and the privilege of nostalgia

"The thing that drew me to Watchmen at the outset... is the marriage of sci-fi and the genre superhero elements with grounded American history."

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess is thriving in isolation

Plus: What it was like to deliver the show's fast-paced, super-precise dialogue: "If you leave off so much as a dangling participle, you will go back, and you will get it right."

Better Call Saul’s Peter Gould reveals the biggest surprise from season 5

"I don’t wanna say too much—but the show has more of a relationship with Breaking Bad than I would have expected."