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What it takes to get an Emmy nomination from 13 people who have one (or more)




Painter Eddie Garcia touches up a statue of the Emmy Award on Sept. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, ahead of this weekend's 69th Emmy Awards.
Painter Eddie Garcia touches up a statue of the Emmy Award on Sept. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, ahead of this weekend's 69th Emmy Awards.
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It's Emmy voting time in Hollywood so The Frame has put together its first every Emmy Special, co-hosted by The Frame's John Horn and LA Times television critic Lorraine Ali.

With so much to watch on traditional television and streaming services, the Emmys can be a useful compass by which to navigate what's worth watching in this peak TV era. In this special, we get to know 13 people who are nominated for their work on the small screen from this past year.

Hear their interviews plus what John and Lorraine think the television medium is contributing to our wider culture today.

The nominees featured in The Frame Emmy Special are (in alphabetical order):

Chloe Arnold, "The Late Late Show With James Corden", CBS, Outstanding Choreography

W. Kamau Bell, Host and creator of the CNN docuseries,
W. Kamau Bell, Host and creator of the CNN docuseries, "The United Shades of America"
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W. Kamau Bell, "United Shades of America", CNN, Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program; Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Writer/producer Kenya Barris attends the 16th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Writer/producer Kenya Barris attends the 16th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Kenya Barris, "Black-ish", ABC, Outstanding Comedy Series

Alexis Bledel, "The Handmaid's Tale", Hulu, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Carrie Brownstein is a musician and the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of
Carrie Brownstein is a musician and the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of "Portlandia."
Autumn DeWilde

Carrie Brownstein, "Portlandia", IFC, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series 

Jeff Daniels, "The Looming Tower" (Hulu) and "Godless" (Netflix), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (respectively)

GLOW
GLOW
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Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, "GLOW", Netflix, Outstanding Comedy Series

Henry Winkler and Bill Hader in HBO's
Henry Winkler and Bill Hader in HBO's "Barry."
Photo credit: John P. Johnson

Bill Hader, "Barry" HBO, Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series; Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series; Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series 

Brian Tyree Henry plays Alfred Miles, aka the rapper Paper Boi, on the FX series,
Brian Tyree Henry plays Alfred Miles, aka the rapper Paper Boi, on the FX series, "Atlanta."
Guy D'Alema/FX

Brian Tyree Henry, "Atlanta", FX, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy 

Sarah Paulson plays a woman who loses her ming after the election of Donald Trump on
Sarah Paulson plays a woman who loses her ming after the election of Donald Trump on "American Horror Story: Cult."
FX

Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Cult", FX, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

The second season of Sarah Silverman's Hulu series,
The second season of Sarah Silverman's Hulu series, "I Love You, America," will premiere in September, 2018.
Hulu

Sarah Silverman, "I Love You, America",  Hulu, Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in "Game of Thrones."
HBO

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, "Game of Thrones", HBO, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Finally, the Special is limited by time but at the end Lorraine and John give shout outs to unsung Emmy nomineees Issa Rae and her show "Insecure" and to the enduring legacy of the late Anthony Bourdain and his show "Parts Unknown."

 



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