It’s never too early to start considering the Emmys, especially now that Oscar season has officially wrapped up. Gold Derby has already conducted several exclusive chats with TV awards contenders, including past winners and first-time hopefuls. Follow the links below to be taken to their full interviews.
Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”): Clarkson stars in this HBO limited series as Adora Crellin, the domineering mother of Camille (Amy Adams) and Amma (Eliza Scanlen). The supporting role brought Clarkson victories at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, in addition to a SAG Award nomination. She already has two Emmys for her guest performances on “Six Feet Under” (2002 and 2006), and she earned an Oscar nomination for “Pieces of April” (Best Supporting Actress in 2003). (Click here to be taken to her full interview)
Terry Crews (“America’s Got Talent: The Champions”): Crews hosts this reality competition series featuring finalists and other successful contestants from “America’s Got Talent” and its spin-offs around the world. He has no previous Emmy nominations, but he earned a SAG nom for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in 2015 as a member of the ensemble cast. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Sam Esmail (“Homecoming” creator): Esmail co-created this series about a group of soldiers returning from active duty to a facility that purports to help them readjust to civilian life, though its real intentions are more sinister. He previously earned Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series and Best Drama Writing for “Mr. Robot” (2016), and he competed at the Golden Globes for Best Drama Series for “Homecoming.” (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”): Grant stars in this Amazon limited series as Jeremy Thorpe, the former British Liberal Party leader who in 1979 was accused of a conspiracy to murder his ex-lover (Ben Whishaw). The role has already brought Grant acting nominations at the Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics’ Choice Awards. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”): Madden won the Golden Globe as Best TV Drama Actor for playing Sergeant David Budd, an army vet assigned to protect a high-profile politician (Keeley Hawes) whom he despises. He also competed at the Critics’ Choice Awards for the role. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”): Odenkirk has already earned three Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations for playing Jimmy McGill, a low-level attorney who will eventually become the crooked Saul Goodman from “Breaking Bad.” He has also competed three times for Best Drama Series as a producer of the show. He hasn’t won for “Saul” yet, but Odenkirk previously took home Emmys for writing “Saturday Night Live” in 1989 and “The Ben Stiller Show” in 1993. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul”): Odenkirk’s co-star Seehorn plays Kim Wexler, a dedicated lawyer in a relationship with Jimmy. She earned her first Critics’ Choice nomination for the role this year, and she was also nominated at the SAG Awards as a member of the ensemble cast. (Click here to be taken to her full interview)
Shea Whigham (“Homecoming”): Whigham stars in this Amazon series as Thomas Carrasco, a dedicated investigator for the US Department of Defense looking into a secretive facility for returning veterans. He earned a Critics’ Choice bid for the role. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”): Whishaw has already won prizes at the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards for playing the supporting role of Norman Scott, the ex-lover of former British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) and the victim of an attempted murder plot hatched by Thorpe. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
In the near future, you can check out how our experts rank this year’s Emmy contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Emmy predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on July 16.