PBS SoCal’s ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ Scores Two LA Area Emmy Nominations

Variety | 6/12/2018 | Tara Bitran
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PBS SoCal’s “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” specials have received two nominations for the 70th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

Variety’s “Actors on Actors — TV Actors” received a nomination in the arts category, with Variety’s co-editor in chief Andrew Wallenstein and executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum garnering nominations for their work on the series.

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The nominated special featured conversations between Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”) and Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”); Kevin Bacon (“I Love Dick”) and John Lithgow (“The Crown”); Oprah Winfrey (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”) and Thandie Newton (“Westworld”); Freida Pinto (“Guerilla”) and Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us”); and Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”) and Constance Zimmer (“UnReal”).

Variety’s “Actors on Actors — Film Actors” conversations earned a nomination for entertainment programming, with Variety’s deputy awards & features editor Jenelle Riley securing a nomination as well for her role as host. The nominated special featured conversations between Viola Davis (“Fences”) and Tom Hanks (“Scully”); Emma Stone (“La La Land”) and Molly Shannon (“Other People”); Nicole Kidman (“Lion”) and Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”); and Matthew McConaughey (“Gold”) and Jeff Bridges (“**** or High Water”).

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KVEA’s “Holiday Time en Disneyland” and “Lexus Amazing Performances: Artist Spotlight” from CBS2/KCAL9 round out the entertainment category.

Pubcaster KCET-TV Los Angeles and Univision’s KMEX-TV Los Angeles led the pack of nominees overall with 24 bids...
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