×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Creative Arts Emmys: Alexis Bledel, Jane Lynch Discuss Significance of Their Wins

Jane Lynch and Alexis Bledel were among the winners on night two of the Creative Arts Emmys to join reporters backstage to discuss their award-winning performances.

Bledel said she felt “so grateful” to be part of a show like “The Handmaid’s Tale” due to its cultural impact. For Lynch, she joked about where she stores all of her Emmys, with this year’s win bringing her total to four. In addition, “Fargo” composer Jeff Russo revealed whether or not he has discussed a possible Season 4 with series creator Noah Hawley.

Read their full quotes below.

Bledel, winner for guest actress in a drama series for “The Handmaid’s Tale”

On her reaction to winning: “I just remember feeling really surprised and really honored to accept this. I’m so grateful to be a part of this show, so being singled out for being on this show is just very special to me personally.”

On the show’s cultural impact: “It’s really an incredible thing when creating art inspires conversation and is thought provoking enough to stand out in this way. It’s really just an honor to do the work and be a part of that and be a part of the conversation in that way.”

Lynch, winner for actress in a short-form comedy or drama series for “Dropping the Soap”

On frequently collaborating with her friends: “To work with friends … and to have everything work so beautifully and have everybody’s schedules free up at the same time and have a terrific script — like we shoot like one big episode of television. … I love ensemble and I love playing around and I love having a great script.”

On where she keeps her Emmys: “I made room. I have a shelving unit as you walk into my house and they are humbly on the top shelf so you don’t look right at them.”

Kim Estes, winner for actor in a short-form comedy or drama series for “Dicks”

On the future of short-form content: “It is that venue or that form that is being looked at more and more today. That next generation will be almost all short-form. If the presence is not felt now, it will be felt very, very soon.”

Susan Jacobs, winner for music supervision for “Big Little Lies”

On why the Television Academy waited so long to make a music supervision category: “I think that a lot of people — it’s a confusing category. I don’t think people really quite understand what it is. When you look at all the categories and subcategories, it’s kind of shocking and amazing that it has not been included before. … We’re sort of like the bastard children.”

Russo, winner for music composition for a limited series, movie, or special for “Fargo”

On if he has talked to Hawley about “Fargo” Season 4: “We have, yes. We talked about it and there is no answer to that. What he said to me was, ‘If there is a story to be told, we will tell it.’ I think he will wait until the story finds him or he finds the story until we know for sure whether or not we’re going to do one. But I do know that if there is no story, he won’t force one. “

More TV

  • Kenan Thompson

    NBC Orders Comedy Pilots 'Saving Kenan' and 'Like Magic'

    NBC has ordered comedies “Saving Kenan” and “Like Magic” to pilot. “Saving Kenan” is a single-camera comedy starring “Saturday Night Live” veteran Kenan Thompson as a “newly widowed dad determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.” Jackie Clarke will serve as writer and [...]

  • The First -- "The Choice" -

    'The First' Canceled at Hulu After One Season

    Hulu has grounded the space exploration drama “The First” after one season, Variety has confirmed. The series hailed from Beau Willimon and starred Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone in Penn’s first regular television role. “The First” was set in the near future and followed the first human mission to Mars. Hulu gave the show a straight-to-series order in [...]

  • Nicole Maines Supergirl Trans Hollywood Portrait

    TV Roundup: 'Supergirl' Drops First Look at Nicole Maines as TV's First Trans Superhero

    In today’s TV News Roundup, The CW releases a first look at Nicole Maines on “Supergirl” and Variety unveils an exclusive look at Gabriel Iglesias’ new comedy special.  FIRST LOOKS truTV has released the first trailer for season 2 of Emmy-nominated series “At Home with Amy Sedaris.” The variety sketch comedy returns Tuesday, Feb. 19 at [...]

  • The Beatles Eight Days a Week

    Imagine's Documentary Arm Sets First-Look Pact With Apple (EXCLUSIVE)

    Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries has set a first-look pact with Apple to develop non-fiction features and series. The deal comes as Imagine is investing heavily in the premium non-fiction arena. The company in June recruited RadicalMedia veteran Justin Wilkes to head Imagine Documentaries as president. The deal suggests that Apple sees docu [...]

  • Fyre Festival Documentaries: The 10 Most

    Fyre Festival Documentaries: The 10 Most Outrageous Moments

    It is perhaps only fitting that two documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival, one of the most high-profile fraudulent failures in history, would arrive during the same week — a fitting cap on a tragicomedy of errors that, as both films outline in excruciating detail, unfolded like a slow-motion plane crash in the spring of [...]

  • Walt Disney HQ LA

    Disney Unveils Financial Data for DTC Unit, Sets April 11 for Investor Presentation

    Disney has rejiggered its business segments for earnings reporting to make room for the new unit housing its global streaming operations. Disney on Friday released restated earnings for fiscal 2018, 2017 and 2016 to give investors and financial analysts better visibility into its spending on the launch of the Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and other [...]

  • annapurna logo

    Annapurna TV Taps Amazon's Patrick Chu as Senior VP, Promotes Ali Krug

    Annapurna TV has brought on Patrick Chu as the division’s new senior VP. Prior to that, he had served as an executive for Amazon in drama, production, and development, where he oversaw small-screen adaptations of “Hanna” and “The Hunt.” He will develop and produce new TV projects, focusing on drama, at his new role at [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content