Gold Derby was on the air-conditioned red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday. As the sun was beating down in Los Angeles outside the Microsoft Theater, the television academy provided the tented atmosphere with cool air for the first time ever. Senior editor Marcus Dixon and I hosted interviews with several of the arriving nominees, including choreographers Derek Hough, Mandy Moore, and Travis Wall. Watch 10 exclusive interviews by clicking on each of their names below.
Samantha Bee, nominee in seven variety series and variety special categories for “Full Frontal.” Eventual winner on Saturday for Best Variety Special Writing of “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner.”
Rachel Bloom, nominee for Best Music and Lyrics on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
Nancy Cartwright, nominee for Best Character Voice-Over Performance after a long run as Bart Simpson on “The Simpsons.”
Rob Crabbe, executive producer of “Late Late Show with James Corden.” The show would later win for Best Variety Special that night and is nominated next week for Best Variety Talk Series.
Derek Hough, nominee for Best Choreography on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Chris Licht, executive producer of “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” a nominee as Best Variety Special for its 2016 election program. He is nominated for Best Variety Talk Series and is also a producer of the Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17.
Mandy Moore, eventual first-time winner as a double nominated choreographer on both “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Gordon Ramsay, nominee for Best Reality Host of “MasterChef Junior.”
Travis Wall, nominee and eventual winner for Best Choreography on “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Jessica Walter, cast member of Best Animated Series nominee “Archer.” She also discusses the current filming of the return of “Arrested Development.”
Almost all categories at Saturday’s ceremony were for reality, nonfiction, documentary, and variety special categories. The other Creative Arts Emmy Awards event will be held on Sunday with the four guest acting categories presented as well as many for scripted (comedy, drama, movie, and limited series) programming.
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