Emmy voters were courted by the cast and crew of FX’s “Fargo” on Thursday night, and Gold Derby was on the red carpet at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. We snagged interviews with stars Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Olivia Sandoval, as well as creator Noah Hawley, director John Cameron, and executive producer Warren Littlefield.
This season of the anthology series about crime in the Midwest centers on twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy (McGregor), whose fight over a valuable postage stamp suddenly turns deadly. Winstead stars as Ray’s ex-con girlfriend, Nikki Swango, and Sandoval plays Winnie Lopez, an officer who teams up with former police chief Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon) in her investigation of a murder related to the Stussy’s feud.
Hawley based his show on the 1996 film by Joel and Ethan Coen of the same name, which won Oscars for Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Original Screenplay (the Coens). The series has established itself as an awards juggernaut in its own right, winning Hawley, Cameron, and Littlefield Emmys for Best Miniseries in its first season (2014) and competing again in its second (2016). In total, the show has won five trophies and reaped 31 additional bids from the Television Academy.
McGregor could return to the Emmys for the first time since his Drama Guest Actor bid for “ER” in 1997, while Winstead and Sandoval could both compete for the first time.
Following the red carpet, attendees were treated to a special advance screening of episode 5, set to air on May 17. Coon was also present for the panel discussion, moderated by “Lost” and “The Leftovers” creator Damon Lindelof. Composer Jeff Russo and cinematographer Craig Wrobleski also walked the red carpet and mingled at the after party, where guests were treated to a meal and parting gifts of engraved coffee cups.
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Ewan McGregor, who plays Emmit and Ray Stussy
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Nikki Swango
Olivia Sandoval, who plays Winnie Lopez
Noah Hawley, creator, writer, director, showrunner, and executive producer
John Cameron, director and executive producer
Warren Littlefield, executive producer
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