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Gold Derby Interviews: 2011 Emmy Contenders

 

 

AZIZ ANSARI

The actor is in the hunt for his first Emmy nomination playing an aspiring entrepreneur on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." Webcam interview with Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum. WATCH HERE.

 

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS

The "How I Met Your Mother" star and two-time Tony Awards host thanks GoldDerby editor Chris Beachum for winning him an Emmy during their webcam interview. WATCH HERE.

 

AMY RYAN

The actress could pull off the rare feat of two supporting nominations in the same year: one for comedy ("The Office") and one for drama ("In Treatment"). Webcam interview with Matt Noble. WATCH HERE.

DENIS O'HARE

The Tony-winner played the villainous vampire king of Mississippi on HBO's "True Blood" last year. Webcam interview with Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum. WATCH HERE.

 

KAITLIN OLSON

She has starred for six seasons on the FX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which has been overlooked by Emmy since its debut. Webcam interview with Matt Noble. WATCH HERE.

 

 

LISA KUDROW

The Emmy-winning star of "Friends" and "The Comeback" is now an executive producer of the NBC reality series "Who Do You Think You Are?" Webcam interview with Matt Noble. WATCH HERE.

 

DANNY PUDI

As the pop-culture obsessed Abed, the actor steals scenes on NBC's "Community." Webcam interview with Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum. WATCH HERE.

 

 

PATRICK STEWART

He came to prominence as Captain Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." This year, he could earn his fifth Emmy bid for reprising his Tony-nominated performance in "Macbeth." Webcam interview with Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

KIM DELANEY

The Emmy-winning star of "NYPD Blue" and now Lifetime's "Army Wives" discusses the unsung heroes of today's military families. Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

 

MARK HENTEMANN

The "Family Guy" executive producer discusses his surprise at the show's landmark nomination for Best Comedy in 2009. The show is back in the running this year Webcam interview with Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum. WATCH HERE.

 

ANTHONY RUSSO & JOE RUSSO

After sharing a directing win for "Arrested Development" in 2004, the brothers now compete against each other for helming separate episodes of "Community." Webcam interview with Chris Beachum. WATCH HERE.

 

 

PATRICIA HEATON

The two-time Emmy winner for "Everybody Loves Raymond" was reluctant at first to take another role as a wife and mother on ABC's "The Middle." Webcam interview with Paul Sheehan. WATCH HERE.

 

SEAN BEAN

The "Game of Thrones" star had to keep mum about the untimely end of his valiant character on HBO's drama. Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

 

EMILIA CLARKE

As an innocent girl who becomes the fierce queen of a warrior clan, she has become a breakout star of "Game of Thrones." Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

JENNIFER CARPENTER

She had trouble accepting a major twist involving her character in the season finale of the Showtime drama "Dexter." Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

 

MICHAEL SHANNON

The Oscar-nominated "Revolutionary Road" star now plays an overzealous Prohibition agent on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." Webcam interview with Matt Noble. WATCH HERE.

 

KADEE STRICKLAND

The "Private Practice" star did a lot of research to prepare for an emotionally charged rape storyline for her character. Webcam interview with Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum. WATCH HERE.

 

PETER KRAUSE

The former star of "Sports Night" and "Six Feet Under" now leads an ensemble cast as the father of a son with autism on "Parenthood." Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

CRAIG THOMAS

The co-creator of "How I Met Your Mother" discusses the show's most dramatic year yet and when Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) will finally meet his wife. Webcam interview with Matt Noble. WATCH HERE.

 

 

EMMY ROSSUM

She literally has an Emmy with her name written on it — all of them. Now she might get to take one home for her work on Showtime's drama "Shameless." Webcast interview with Matt Noble. WATCH HERE.

 

 

JIMMY KIMMEL

The host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" thinks other late-night hosts might have to retire before he gets a shot at Best Variety Series. Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

KUNAL NAYYAR

Viewers were shocked when in the season finale of "The Big Bag Theory" his character wound up in bed with Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Webcam interview with Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum. WATCH HERE.

 

PIPER PERABO

GoldDerby was one of her only interviews before earning a Golden Globe nod for the USA spy series "Covert Affairs." Now she hopes for a repeat at the Emmys. Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

KATEY SAGAL

A TV star for more than two decades, the actress has never been nominated for an Emmy, but her fortunes could change with her FX drama series "Sons of Anarchy." Webcam interview with Chris Beachum. WATCH HERE.

 

ADAM SCOTT

The "Parks and Recreation" star discusses being the new guy on an established show and what it's like to work with Amy Poehler. Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

 

JENNY BICKS

"The Big C" executive producer hopes to continue Laura Linney's undefeated streak at the Emmys. Audio podcast with Robert Licuria and Chris Beachum. LISTEN HERE.

 

 

PADMA LAKSHMI

The host of Bravo's "Top Chef" discusses her show's shocking upset victory for Best Reality-Competition Series last year. Can she join her show in the winner's circle this year? Webcam interview with Matt Noble. WATCH HERE.

 

WENDIE MALICK

The actress is already a two-time Emmy nominee (for "Just Shoot Me"), but now she hopes to compete again for her TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland." Audio podcast with Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum. LISTEN HERE.

 

NICK OFFERMAN

The "Parks and Recreation" star sings the praises of his off-screen wife (and on-screen ex) Megan Mullally and discusses the casting of yet another dastardly ex next season. Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

KIERNAN SHIPKA

The 11-year-old "Mad Men" actress could become the youngest performer in years to earn an Emmy nomination. Webcam chat with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

SARA RAMIREZ

Already a Tony-winner for "Spamalot," the actress recently brought her singing chops to a special musical episode of "Grey's Anatomy." Webcam chat with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

JOEL McHALE

The actor does double-duty on E!'s "The Soup" and NBC's "Community" and is a strong contender this year for Best Comedy Actor. Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

 

KATE DEL CASTILLO

The star of the Spanish-language drama "La Reina del Sur" ("The Queen of the South") discusses Telemundo's first ever Emmy campaign. Audio podcast with Daniel Montgomery. LISTEN HERE.

 

JOHN NOBLE

There's a Facebook campaign to earn the popular "Fringe" star his first Emmy nod after a season of playing multiple versions of troubled genius Walter Bishop. Video interview with Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

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TOM SELLECK

The "Blue Bloods" star says his series is family drama, but not 'The Waltons." Audio podcast with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. LISTEN HERE.

 

ANNA TORV

The star of FOX's sci-fi drama "Fringe" played four different roles this season. Will that earn her Emmy gold? Webcam interview with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

FRED ARMISEN

Armisen does double duty on 'Saturday Night Live" and "Portlandia." Webcam chat with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE

 

 

WILLIAM H. MACY

Two-time Emmy champ is now a contender for Showtime's "Shameless." Webcam with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE. See Macy's webcam chat with Tom O'Neil HERE.
 

MICHAEL CUDLITZ

"Southland" star dishes via webcam with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.


DAN HARMON

"Community" creator dishes via webcam with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

 

SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO

Will she be the next "Law & Order: SVU" guest to nab Emmy? Webcam chat with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 


SHARON GLESS

The two-time "Cagney & Lacey" champ is now a contender for "Burn Notice." Audio podcast with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. LISTEN HERE.
 

 

MONICA POTTER

The "Parenthood" star raises autism awareness on the NBC drama. Webcam chat with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.


DONNIE WAHLBERG

The singer-turned-actor on "Blue Bloods" and costar Tom Selleck. Webcam chat with Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria. WATCH HERE.

 

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