This morning, the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced in Los Angeles. HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thones led the pack with 19 nominations this year, and as always, plenty of red chair guests got nods as well.
Adam Driver, who plays Adam Sackler in HBO's Girls, was nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. He'll be George's guest in the red chair next week in an all-new episode of the show. Here's a clip from the interview, in which he talks about some of the awkward sex scenes he's been a part of in Girls:
To catch George's interview with Adam Driver, tune into CBC-TV at 11:30 pm on Thursday, July 17.
Taylor Schilling, who appeared this season in the red chair, was nominated for outstanding actress in a comedy series for her role in Netflix's Orange Is The New Black. Here's her interview with George:
Aaron Paul got a nod for outstanding supporting actor in a dramatic series for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad (he won that award for the same role in 2010 and 2012). Here he is in the red chair in March:
And Idris Elba was nominated as outstanding actor in a miniseries or movie for playing the titular detective in BBC's Luther.
Many guests who've appeared in past seasons of the show were also nominated today. The two stars of HBO's True Detective, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are up against each for outstanding lead actor in a dramatic series. Also up for the same award is Bryan Cranston, for the final season of Breaking Bad. Kate Mara was nominated for her portrayal of Zoe Barns in Netflix's House of Cards. Also on Netflix, Ricky Gervais got a nod for outstanding actor in a comedy series for Derek. Jim Parsons was nominated for outstanding lead actor for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the comedy The Big Bang Theory (an award he's won three times already). And Paul Giamatti was nominated for outstanding guest actor for his part in Downton Abbey.
Finally, we couldn't let an Emmys post pass without giving a shoutout to what might be the greatest Emmy snub of all time. Despite being critically lauded and often referred to as the greatest television show of all time, The Wire only ever got two measly nominations (and no wins). Here's a playlist with interviews, clips and other segments with some of that show's stars, Idris Elba (who played Stringer Bell), Michael K. Williams (Omar) and Lance Reddick (Cedric Daniels).: