Callie ThorneTo kick of the Variety Road to the Emmys: The Actress preview section, thesps including Laura Dern, Zooey Deschanel and Amy Poehler talk about how they judge what's funny and when stuff is working or not.

Elsewhere in the section:

– Connie Britton and others discuss stretching beyond their most familiar roles.

– Capsules on recent Emmy nominees and others in the mix.

More fun quotes from the Variety Studio Emmy panels.

– And profiles on Dern, Christina Applegate, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham, Claire Danes, Callie Thorne, Emily VanCamp, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jane Levy, Zooey Deschanel, Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings and Dreama Walker and Krysten Ritter.

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