Creative Arts Emmys 2017: 11 exclusive red carpet and press room interviews with Alexis Bledel, Gerald McRaney, Jane Lynch and more [WATCH]

For the second straight night of Creative Arts Emmy Awards coverage on Sunday, Gold Derby interviewed 11 of this year’s nominees and winners. We were on the air-conditioned red carpet in Los Angeles outside the Microsoft Theater and then had a front row in the press room for our interviews. Several people who went on to win, including Alexis Bledel, Jane Lynch, and Gerald McRaney, joined us for chats. Watch the exclusive interviews by clicking on each of their names below.

Alexis Bledel, winner for “The Handmaid’s Tale” as Best Drama Guest Actress backstage in the press room.

Gerald McRaney, winner for “This is Us” as Best Drama Guest Actor backstage in the press room.

Becky Ann Baker, nominee for “Girls” as Best Comedy Guest Actress on the red carpet.

Jane Lynch, winner for “Dropping the Soap” as Best Short-Form Actress on the red carpet.

Gerald McRaney, before his win with his wife Delta Burke on the red carpet.

Denis O’Hare, nominee for “This Is Us” as Best Drama Guest Actor on the red carpet.

Shannon Purser, nominee for “Stranger Things” as Best Drama Guest Actress on the red carpet.

Matthew Rhys, nominee for “Girls” as Best Comedy Guest Actor on the red carpet (nominated next week for “The Americans”).

Jason Ritter, nominee for “Tales of Titans” for Best Short-Form Actor on the red carpet.

Ben Schwartz and Lauren Lapkus, nominees for “The Earliest Show” for Best Short-Form Actor and Actress on the red carpet.

Reid Scott, cast member of Best Comedy Series nominee and defending champion “Veep” on the red carpet.

Almost all categories at Sunday’s ceremony were for scripted (comedy, drama, movie, and limited series) programming. Saturday’s ceremony celebrated reality, nonfiction, documentary, and variety special categories.

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