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Insightful Emmy Round Table Discussions From The Hollywood Reporter


It’s that time of year again! With the Emmy’s just around the corner, here are THR‘s round table discussions for this years’ top television visionaries.

COMEDY SHOWRUNNERS –  Jill Soloway (Transparent), Jay Duplass (Togetherness), Steve Levitan (Modern Family), Robert Carlock (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kenya Barris (Black-ish), and Alec Berg (Silicon Valley).

DRAMA SHOWRUNNERS – Lee Daniels (EMPIRE), Damon Lindelof, 42 (HBO’s The Leftovers); Alex Gansa, 54 (Showtime’s Homeland, up for a best drama series Emmy this year); Michelle King, 53 (CBS’ The Good Wife); Sarah Treem, 34 (Showtime’s The Affair); and Beau Willimon, 37 (Netflix’s House of Cards, also vying for a drama series Emmy). 

UNSCRIPTED PRODUCERS – Julie Chen, 45, along with other superstars and masterminds of the unscripted genre — Mark Burnett, 54 (NBC’s The Voice, CBS’ Survivor, ABC’s Shark Tank); Cat Deeley, 38 (Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance); Nigel Lythgoe, 65 (Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance); Bertram van Munster, 74 (CBS’ The Amazing Race); and Craig Piligian, 57 (Fox Sports 1’s The Ultimate Fighter

COMEDY ACTORS – Fred Armisen, 48; House of Lies’ Don Cheadle, 50, another Emmy nominee this year; The Last Man on Earth’s Will Forte, 44; Derek’s Ricky Gervais, 53, also up for an Emmy; Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch, 33; and Key & Peele’s Jordan Peele, 36.

COMEDY ACTRESSES – Amy Schumer, 34 (Inside Amy Schumer); Gina Rodriguez, 30 (Jane the Virgin); Ellie Kemper, 35 (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt); Lena Dunham, 29 (Girls); Kate McKinnon, 31 (Saturday Night Live); and Tracee Ellis Ross, 42 (Black-ish).

DRAMA ACTORS – American Crime’s Timothy Hutton, 54, an Emmy nominee; Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk, 52, also up for an Emmy; The Knick’s Clive Owen, 50; The Leftovers’ Justin Theroux, 43; Nightingale‘s David Oyelowo, 39 and Ray Donovan’s Jon Voight, 76 

DRAMA ACTRESSES – Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show), and Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman) join Ruth Wilson (The Affair) and Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex)


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