Variety’s Awards Circuit Roundtable Dissects Emmy Nominations

Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast hosts Michael Schneider, Clayton Davis, Emily Longeretta and Jazz Tangcay reunited on Wednesday, just hours after the Television Academy announced this year’s Emmy nominations, to dissect the news – big winners like “Succession”, with shocking omissions (no Harrison Ford or Elizabeth Olsen), and then the nice surprises (wow, “Jury Duty”!). The nominations were telling on a number of fronts – including the current assessment that we could very well see a “Succession”/”Ted Lasso” beating dominance.

Have the changes to the voting procedure helped attract a wider group of candidates? No. And will voters choose direct tickets for the “Succession” and “Ted Lasso” nominees? Quite possible. Who will win the “SNL” / “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” smackdown? What are our favorite matchups this year? (How do you choose between Norman Lear and Carol Burnett birthdays, for example?)

From snubs and surprises to big wins and the usual tussle, the panel discusses it all in this week’s episode. Listen below!

This year alone, Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast was a must for Emmy nominees looking to campaign and spread the word. Check out some of this year’s episodes featuring the Emmy nominees below (and click to listen!):

Michael Shannon on ‘George & Tammy’, meeting Jessica Chastain and getting ready for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Abbott Elementary star Tyler James Williams talks about growing up (mostly) unscathed and his show’s supportive teacher fanbase

‘Shrinking’ stars Jessica Williams and Christa Miller discuss the development of their on-screen friendship as a nod to ‘The Real Housewives’ franchise

Elizabeth Debicki on the ‘heaviness’ of playing Princess Diana in ‘The Crown’: ‘It’s a weird place to exist’

Paul Walter Hauser Candidly Talks ‘Black Bird’ Challenges, Getting Sober, and Why He Thought He Peaked With ‘Richard Jewell’

Riley Keough Knows You Don’t Believe Her, But She Really Didn’t Sing Until ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic on the lifespan of the stars he parodies, why he doesn’t make new music and the truth about his steamy affair with Madonna

Alex Borstein on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Legacy at the End: ‘We Launched in Such a Perfect Moment’

Melanie Lynskey on the Heartbreaking Personal Loss Behind Her ‘Yellow Vests’ Character

Kieran Culkin explains why Roman’s wife and child disappeared from ‘Succession’: ‘They were toying with Roman’s sexuality’

Variety’s “Awards Circuit” podcast, produced by Michael Schneider, is your one-stop-shop for lively conversations about the best in film and TV. Each week, “Awards Circuit” features interviews with top film and TV talent and creatives; discussions and debates about awards races and industry headlines; and much more. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you download podcasts. New episodes released every week.

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