Christina Hendricks, Bellamy Young and Michelle Monaghan
Emmy Roundtable – Comedy, Lead Actress
Key and Peele
Katey Sagal, Diane Kruger and Lizzy Caplan
Funny Thing Is…
Emmy Roundtable – Comedy, Supporting Actor
'Orange Is the New Black' Reunion
Bradley Whitford, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Max Greenfield
Key & Peele & Chlumsky
Emmy Roundtable – Comedy, Supporting Actress
Thomas Middleditch and Will Arnett
Beth Behrs and Mayim Bialik
Emmy Roundtable – Drama, Lead Actor
Minnie Driver, Emma Roberts and Jim Parsons
Jon Voight and Norman Reedus
Matthew Rhys and Lena Headey
Cicely Tyson and Matt Bomer
Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Minnie Driver
Tony Goldwyn, Jon Voight and Michael Kelly
Behind the Scenes
Aaron Paul shows off Variety
Behind the Scenes with Cobrasnake
Noah Emmerich and Michael Kelly
This 'Arrr' Is for Realism
TV as Extreme Sport
Contrasting Styles Get Art Deco Sheen
Adjusting to a New Decade
Luscious Look of the Norse
The three-time Emmy winner is a delight as a brilliant and deadly former CIA agent on the biggest hit of the new season.
Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead") and "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul enjoy a break from filming at the Variety Studio at the Palihouse.
Connie Britton ("Nashville") poses with "Scandal" star Tony Goldwyn at the Variety Studio.
Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy"), Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex"), Diane Kruger ("The Bridge"), Mireille Enos ("The Killing"), Connie Britton ("Nashville") and Megan Boone ("The Blacklist") at the Variety Studio
"The Big Bang Theory's" Simon Helberg, "House of Lies'" Ben Schwartz and "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson take five at the Variety Emmy Studio sponsored by Samsung Galaxy.
Behind the scenes with "The Normal Heart's" Matt Bomer at the Variety Studio
"Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks, "Scandal" star Bellamy Young and "True Detective" Michelle Monaghan are all smiles on Day 1 of the Variety Studio.
"Awkward's" Ashley Rickards poses for a portrait at the Variety Emmy Studio.
Leading ladies of comedy Laurie Metcalf ("Getting On"), Ashley Rickards ("Awkward"), Wendi McLendon-Covey ("The Goldbergs"), Beth Behrs ("2 Broke Girls") and Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory") at the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy
Anna Gunn shows some love for Variety's latest cover story on her "Breaking Bad" co-star Bryan Cranston.
Comedy Central stars Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key flank actress Laurie Metcalf.
"Sons of Anarchy's" Katey Sagal, Diane Kruger ("The Bridge") and Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex") at the Variety Studio.
"How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor, Jonathan Groff ("Looking") and Jordan Peele ("Key and Peele") talk comedy at the Variety Studio.
Photographer Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter captured "Trophy Wife's" Bradley Whitford, "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "New Girl's" Max Greenfield, "House of Lies'" Ben Schwartz, "Orange Is the New Black's" Pablo Schreiber and "The Big Bang Theory's" Simon Helberg as they discussed their roles as supporting actors at the Variety Studio.
"Girls" star Allison Williams if very First Lady-like as she gets her portrait taken at the Variety Studio.
'Porn Stache' (Pablo Schreiber) and 'Crazy Eyes' (Uzo Aduba) of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" at the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy.
Bradley Whitford, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Max Greenfield share audition horror stories at the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele with "Veep" co-star Anna Chlumsky at the Variety Studio
Melissa Rauch of "The Big Bang Theory"
"Portlandia's" Carrie Brownstein, "Episodes'" Kathleen Rose Perkins, "Girls'" Allison Williams, "Orange Is the New Black's" Uzo Aduba, "The Big Bang Theory's" Melissa Rauch and "Veep's" Anna Chlumsky chatted at the Variety Studio.
Will Arnett of "The Millers" turns the mic on "Silicon Valley's" Thomas Middleditch at the Variety Emmy Studio panel for comedy lead actors.
CBS stars Beth Behrs and Mayim Bialik talked about their worst auditions. Bialik was told they wanted someone "pretty Jewish. Not Jewish Jewish."
A bearded Aaron Paul behind the scenes at the Variety Studio portrait session
"The Goldbergs" star Wendi McLendon-Covey at the Palihouse for the Variety Emmy Studio.
Behind the scenes on a portrait shoot with "Scandal's" Bellamy Young
Travis Fimmel ("Vikings"), Kevin Bacon ("The Following"), Hugh Dancy ("Hannibal"), Demian Bichir ("The Bridge") and Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") discussed their roles as lead actors in a drama at the Variety Studio.
Minnie Driver and Emma Roberts listen to Jim Parsons talk about his mini/movie role at Variety's Emmy Roundtable discussion.
"The Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus said he does an impression of Jon Voight in "Midnight Cowboy" at the Variety Studio. No word if he shared it with Voight here.
Matthew Rhys and "Game of Thrones" actress Lena Headey meet up at the Palihouse in West Hollywood.
"The Normal Heart's" Matt Bomer greets "Trip to Bountiful's" Cicely Tyson at the Variety Studio panel for Mini/Movie.
"Fargo's" Billy Bob Thornton and Allison Tolman with "Return to Zero's" Minnie Driver at the Variety Studio panel for Mini/Movie.
Tony Goldwyn, Jon Voight and Michael Kelly discuss their roles as supporting actors in a drama at the Variety Studio.
Famed photographer Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter captured Thomas Middleditch and Will Arnett at the Variety Studio
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter photographed "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul, as he brought his pal Bryan Cranston along to the Variety Studio, with Tony Goldwyn, Noah Emmerich, Norman Reedus and Jon Voight.
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter photographed Variety's Jenelle Riley, Thomas Middleditch, Will Arnett, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Groff and Jordan Peele at the Variety Studio.
"The Americans'" Noah Emmerich is captured by photographer Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter.
Noah Emmerich and "House of Cards" star Michael Kelly, as photographed by Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter
Behind the scenes with "2 Broke Girls'" Beth Behrs at the Variety Studio
“Black Sails” (Starz)
With two seasons of Starz pirates drama “Black Sails” under his belt, Kroeger, who's worked mostly on features (“Prince of Persia,” “Love in the Time of Cholera”), has gained enormous respect for TV crews. “I'm used to movies,” he says. “For me, this is pretty new stuff and I was a little bit afraid because you literally shoot the equivalent of three or four movies in nine months.” “Sails” is shot entirely on a soundstage in South Africa, where everything — beaches, Caribbean villages, ocean-going ships — is built from scratch. Kroeger doesn't do much previz: “I'm old-fashioned. I draw a lot by hand.” He adds that unlike the fantasy world of the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Sails” “tries to be as true to history as possible.”
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Riley says her predecessor, Gemma Jackson, “created the tone of the show. … As for new elements, they're a function of what the scripts bring to the table.” A former architecture student, Riley was always fascinated by the impact of environment on behavior, and today applies that science to set design and storytelling. “I enjoy the monolithic scale of the Meereen Audience Chamber,” she says. “Psychologically, I find it interesting to put Dany on a small bench in a huge and heavy room.” At first intimidated by the sheer scale of the HBO series, she now likens it to “an extreme sport. It is frightening, but also thrilling and addictive.”
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
The look of the PBS British period drama reflects the transformations and contrasts of the world in which it's set. Season 1, taking place immediately before World War I, still has a 19th century feel, says Woods. “The war is a great changing point, and after the war we lightened the colors and entered the world of art deco.” But one aspect of the design remains constant, highlighting the juxtaposition between the lives of the aristocrats and those of their servants. “For the working class we've always kept a very monochromatic palette, and when we go to the upper-class world, we give it brightness, elegance, richness and lavishness.”
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Bittersweet” is the way Bishop describes his feelings now that the AMC series, which he's designed since it went on the air in 2007, approaches its sunset season next year. Over this period his choices in color palettes, furniture and decorative items have evolved in sync with the changing tastes of the '60s, the decade described by the show's arc. He also had to adapt to the switch from film to digital in season 5 by toning down the whites. “Digital cameras can see into the dark more, but you can lose your information when you photograph white,” he says. “The camera guys wanted it less bright so light levels went down.”
The historical drama “is nothing if not ambitious in the scope of its storytelling,” says Conroy of the History series. The designer has matched that ambition by building a world of Viking ships, early medieval villages, courtyards, stone castles and mountain landscapes enhanced to fjord-like grandeur with CGI extensions. The show is shot on soundstages and on location in Ireland, which, Conroy points out, doubles well for the greener parts of Scandinavia as well as the English countryside that the Norsemen habitually raided. One of the series' most impressive undertakings: repurposing a Roman ruin into King Egbert's palace.