Inside our Emmy Awards ‘For Your Consideration’ events

Inside our Emmy Awards ‘For Your Consideration’ events | Soho House

Ahead of voting season, we’ve been welcoming high-profile creatives – from Ambika Mod to Gillian Anderson – into the Houses for member screenings and Q&As

Monday 10 June 2024   By James Williams

On Sunday 15 September, the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles will welcome some of the television industry’s biggest names for the 2024 Emmy Awards. And although the ceremony is still a few months away, the first round of voting opens between Thursday 13 and Sunday 23 June. 
 
As part of this voting process, we’ve been hosting a series of ‘For Your Consideration’ member screenings, inviting actors into the Houses for some special Q&As.

On Thursday 16 May, Gillian Anderson joined us at Soho House West Hollywood to discuss Scoop, a frontrunner for Best TV Movie. Despite favourable reviews for her portrayal of British broadcaster, Emily Maitlis, Anderson admitted that she was initially reluctant to take on the role.

‘I was nervous about playing Emily because she’s so well known. She actually lives in my neighbourhood. In fact I’d just seen the first screening of the film and the next day I was with my dog in Hyde Park when Emily ran past with a friend. My instinct was to shout after her, “I just saw our film and I really liked it” – but fortunately, I didn’t.’

Inside our Emmy Awards ‘For Your Consideration’ events | Soho House

Next up, we welcomed Ambika Mod to the screening room at White City House on Thursday 6 June. Here, she discussed the process of bringing the character of Emma Morley to life in Netflix’s adaptation of One Day

‘As the lead character, every single frame is about you and your character’s thought process and emotions… you have a responsibility for setting the tone on set with your behaviour and how you interact with everyone. I took that very seriously. It was such a relief when I watched it and felt proud of my performance. And when other people liked it too, I was like “thank **** for that”.’

Inside our Emmy Awards ‘For Your Consideration’ events | Soho House
Inside our Emmy Awards ‘For Your Consideration’ events | Soho House

Next up, on Sunday 9 June, the cast of The Curse joined us at Soho House West Hollywood. Together, Corbin Bernsen, Barkhad Abdi and Nizhonniya Austin discussed the ‘secret sauce’ behind the Showtime series’ success.

‘This material was just so good, I knew it was going to be something that people were going to talk about,’ said Bernsen. ‘Plus, Emma [Stone] is in it and she’s always brilliant.’

On Sunday 16 June, Quinta Brunson joined us in Soho House West Hollywood to discuss the third series of Abbott Elementary, which she writes, runs and stars in. 
 
‘I wanted [season three] to be funnier and a little brasher, which is always a balance when you’re on network television. I want the audience to always have emotional reactions to our show and not always feel they know what’s going to happen,’ she explained. ‘I’m not here to reinvent the wheel with Abbott. I love tropes. I think tropes are beautiful. Whenever I’m trying to go back to the best forms of storytelling, I will crack open “Mary Had A Little Lamb”, Goldilocks And The Three Bears, because these stories are compelling for a reason.’
 
Finally, on Sunday 23 June, we welcomed Cindy Crawford to discuss how The Super Models, Apple TV’s documentary series exploring the successes of the iconic supermodels of the 1980s and 1990s, came to be.
 
‘I remember calling the other girls – and the way I pitched it is that there was so much nostalgia for the 1990s, someone else was going to do this story, so it might as well be us,’ she said. ‘But also as models before social media, we were never the authors of our own story. We depended on other people to decide who we were, what they wanted to write about us. By making the documentary, we finally got to tell our own stories in our own words.’

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Inside our Emmy Awards ‘For Your Consideration’ events | Soho House