Variety’s Emmys Studio: Photos of 2024 Contenders

Variety‘s Emmy studio returned this year, with many contenders stopping by the Los Angeles studio. From the men on the small screen, including Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”), Josh Hartnett (“Black Mirror”), Ramon Rodriguez (“Will Trent”) and Tom Hiddleston (“Loki), to the powerful women dominating, like Karen Pittman (“The Morning Show”), Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Girls5eva”) and Brie Larson (“Lessons in Chemistry”), the studio was filled with contenders.

Each of these portraits first ran in our special Emmy issues, available now.

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“Lessons in Chemistry”

For Apple TV+’s limited series based on Bonnie Garmus’ novel, Brie Larson portrayed chemist Elizabeth Zott, who launched a feminist cooking show in the 1960s.

Ewan McGregor

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“A Gentleman in Moscow”

Ewan McGregor portrayed Count Alexander Rostov in the Showtime series.

Ella Purnell

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“Fallout”

In Amazon Prime Video’s postapocalyptic drama, Ella Purnell portrays Lucy, a young woman who leaves her vault to search for her kidnapped father.

David Beckham

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David Beckham

“Beckham”

For Netflix’s documentary, produced by David Beckham’s Studio 99, the athlete shared an unfiltered look at his personal and professional life.

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer

“Frasier”

Kelsey Grammer returns to his famous role of Frasier Crane in the Paramount+ revival comedy series.

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo

“Lawman: Bass Reeves”

For the Paramount+ limited series, David Oyelowo took on the title role of the federal peace officer.

Joe Keery

Joe Keery
Joe Keery

“Fargo”

In Season 5 of the FX anthology series, Joe Keery takes on the role of Deputy Gator Tillman.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“Scott Pilgrim Takes Off”

Mary Elizabeth Winstead also starred in “A Gentleman in Moscow” and “Ahsoka.”

Jharrel Jerome

Jharrel Jerome
Jharrel Jerome

“I’m a Virgo”

In the Amazon Prime Video comedy, Jharrel Jerome portrays Cootie and is an executive producer.r Variety in April 2024 at the PMC Studio in Los Angeles

Alison Brie

Alison Brie
Alison Brie

“Apples Never Fall”

For Peacock’s limited series based on Liane Moriarty’s novel, Alison Brie played Amy Delaney.

Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman
Bill Pullman

“Murdaugh Murders”

In the two-part Lifetime movie, Bill Pullman portrays covicted killer Alex Murdaugh.

Ego Nwodim

Ego Nwodim
Ego Nwodim

“Saturday Night Live”

Ego Nwodim has been a cast member since 2018’s Season 44, consistently bringing the laughs.

Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett

“Black Mirror”

In the third episode of Season 6 of the Netflix drama, Josh Hartnett portrays David Ross.

Molly Gordon

Molly Gordon
Molly Gordon

“The Bear”

In Season 2 of the FX comedy, Molly Gordon plays Carmy’s love interest, Claire.

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon

“The Gilded Age”

Cynthia Nixon stars as Ada in the HBO drama and as Miranda in “And Just Like That” on Max.

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom

“To the Edge”

In Peacock’s series, Orlando Bloom take on death-defying stunts.

Kali Reis

Kali Reis
Kali Reis

“True Detective: Night Country”

A professional boxer and actor, Kali Reis shone as Trooper Evangeline Navarro on the HBO limited series.

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito

“Parish”

Giancarlo Esposito portrays Gracián “Gray” Parish and serves as an executive producer in AMC’s crime drama.

Maya Erskine

Maya Erskine
Maya Erskine

“Mr. & Mrs. Smith”

In Season 1 of Amazon Prime Video’s drama, Maya Erskine plays Jane Smith/Alana.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard
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“Jim Henson Idea Man”

For Disney+, director Ron Howard dove into unseen footage of Jim Henson and his longtime collaborators and fans.

Lewis Pullman

Lewis Pullman
Lewis Pullman

“Lessons in Chemistry”

In Apple TV+’s period piece, Lewis Pullman portrayed Calvin Evans, the love interest of Brie Larson’s Elizabeth Zott.

Sebastian Maniscalco & Chuck Lorre

Sebastian Maniscalco & Chuck Lorre
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“Bookie”
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco portrays sports bettor Danny in Max’s comedy co-created by Chuck Lorre.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston

“Loki”

Tom Hiddleston returned to the Disney+ series as Loki, the God of Mischief, for the second season.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin

“Palm Royale”

Emmy nominee Ricky Martin plays closeted bartender Robert Diaz in the Apple TV+ comedy.

Renee Elise Goldsberry

Renee Elise Goldsberry
Renee Elise Goldsberry

“Girls5Eva”

In the third season of the Peacock-turned-Netflix comedy, Renée Elise Goldsberry leads as Wickie/ Lesley Wiggins.

Kate Mara

Kate Mara
Kate Mara

“Black Mirror”

In the third episode of Season 6 of Netflix’s anthology series, Kate Mara plays Lana.

Aaron Clifton Moten

Aaron Clifton Moten
Aaron Clifton Moten

“Fallout”

Aaron Moten plays Maximus in the hit Amazon Prime Video series “Fallout,” based on the blockbuster video game.

J.B. Smoove

J.B. Smoove
J.B. Smoove

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

J.B. Smoove has portrayed Leon in 56 episodes of HBO’s comedy, which just aired its final season.

Harriet Dyer

Harriet Dyer
Harriet Dyer

“Colin from Accounts”

In CBS’ Australian comedy co-created by Harriet Dyer, she portrays the leading woman, Ashley, who hilariously falls for Gordon after an unlikely meet cute: a car accident.

Patrick Brammall

Patrick Brammall
Patrick Brammall

“Colin from Accounts”

Patrick Brammall plays Gordon and executive produces the Paramount+ comedy.

Susie Essman

Susie Essman
Susie Essman

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

In all 12 seasons of the HBO comedy, Susie Essman has portrayed Susie Greene.

Cheryl Hines

Cheryl Hines
Cheryl Hines

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Cheryl Hines has played Larry David’s wife and later ex-wife in 110 episodes of the long-running HBO comedy.

Jeff Garlin

Jeff Garlin
Jeff Garlin

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

As Jeff Greene, Larry David’s manager and best friend, Jeff Garlin has been in all 120 episodes of the HBO comedy.

Sarayu Blue

Sarayu Blue
Sarayu Blue

“Expats”

In Amazon Prime Video’s series, Sarayu Blue took on the role of Hilary Starr.

Kate Mara and Josh Hartnett

Kate Mara and Josh Hartnett
Kate Mara and Josh Hartnett

“Black Mirror”

In the third episode of the Netflix series,“Beyond the Sea,” Kate Mara portrayed Lana. In the same episode as Mara, Josh Hartnett portrayed astronaut David Ross.

Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Scodelario
Kaya Scodelario

“The Gentlemen”

In Netflix’s action comedy, Kaya Scodelario takes on the role of Susan “Susie” Glass.

Sophia Di Martino

Sophia Di Martino
Sophia Di Martino

“Loki”

In Disney+’s Marvel drama, Sophia Di Martino plays Sylvie, a variant of Loki.

Ramon Rodriguez

Ramon Rodriguez
Ramon Rodriguez

“Will Trent”

Ramon Rodriguez portrays the title character in “Will Trent,” a gifted detective who struggles with a rough past.

Jeff Garlin and J.B. Smoove

Jeff Garlin and J.B. Smoove
Jeff Garlin and J.B. Smoove

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Jeff Garlin and J.B. Smoove play Jeff and Leon, respectively, in the HBO comedy, which aired its final episode this year.

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi
Sarah Shahi

“Red, White & Royal Blue”

In Amazon Prime Video’s TV movie, Sarah Shahi portrayed Zahra Bankston, President Claremont’s deputy chief of staff.

Michael Trucco

Michael Trucco
Michael Trucco

“The Fall of the House of Usher”

For Netflix’s horror miniseries, Michael Trucco starred as Rufus Griswold; he also had a supporting role in CBS’ “Fire Country.”

Alex Sharp

Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp

“3 Body Problem”

In Netflix’s “3 Body Problem,” Alex Sharp plays Will, who makes the ultimate sacrifice for science.

Alexandra Breckenridge

Alexandra Breckenridge
Alexandra Breckenridge

“Virgin River”

In Netflix’s romantic drama, which just aired its fifth season, Alexandra Breckenridge plays nurse Mel.

Karen Pittman

Karen Pittman
Karen Pittman

“The Morning Show”

Karen Pittman is a stand-out in Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” as well as HBO’s comedy “And Just Like That.”

Paul W. Downs

Paul W. Downs
Paul W. Downs

“Hacks”

The writer, co-creator and co-showrunner of the Max series, Paul W. Downs also stars as Jimmy in the comedy.

Josh Lucas

Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas

“Palm Royale”

Josh Lucas plays Douglas, the husband of Kristen Wiig’s Maxine in Apple TV+’s hit.

Daniel Ings

Daniel Ings
Daniel Ings

“The Gentlemen”

In Netflix’s action comedy, Daniel Ings portrays Lord Frederick “Freddy” Horniman.

Harriet Dyer & Patrick Brammall

Harriet Dyer & Patrick Brammall
Harriet Dyer & Patrick Brammall

“Colin From Accounts”

Co-creators Harriet Dyer and Patrick Brammall also lead the Paramount+ series.

Brian Tee

Brian Tee
Brian Tee

“Expats”

Brian Tee plays Clarke Woo, the husband of Nicole Kidman’s Margaret, in the Amazon Prime Video drama.

Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson

“Silo”

Rebecca Ferguson portrays engineer Juliette Nichols on the AppleTV+ science fiction dystopian drama.