The third season of the Vogue magazine video feature “73 Questions” kicked off with Emma Stone as the subject. The segment is filmed in a single shot (a hallmark of 2015 Best Picture champ “Birdman,” in which Stone appeared) and features one famous face answering six dozen (plus one) questions from an unseen interviewer. No surprise that Stone, who picked up an Oscar in February for her star turn in “La La Land,” is absolutely delightful as she answers such queries as the funniest thing she has ever read about herself on the internet.
Others who take part in this walk and talk in season 3 are: Aziz Ansari, Simone Biles, Priyanka Chopra, James Corden, Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez, Ashley Graham, Neil Patrick Harris, Kendall Jenner and Serena Williams.
Each installment has averaged just over 5 million views on Vogue.com and the series as a whole, which dates back several years, has netted a staggering 125 million views worldwide. The appeal is three-fold: no one comes between the celebrity and the camera who conducts the viewer on a tour of their home or set while answering the questions we would ask them if we had this chance.
At the upcoming Emmy Awards, “73 Questions” is in contention for Best Short Form Variety Series. This category was introduced by the TV academy last year when it split Best Short Format Live-Action Entertainment Program into three. Also added were awards for non-fiction or reality series and comedy or drama series. The inaugural winner was “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi,” another interview show that saw the actor go one-on-one with a subject. That show, which finally netted Buscemi an Emmy after seven losses, signed off after two seasons.