Interviews

Exclusive interviews from Awards Focus.

Casting Directors Kim Miscia, Beth Bowling, and John Papsidera

Emmy Nominated Casting Directors on Their Process For The Flight Attendant

HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant became a massive success for the nascent streaming service, racking up views and now numerous Emmy nominations. The Emmy-nominated casting directors —John Papsidera, Kim Miscia, and Beth Bowling — delivered an amazing cast that earned two individual acting nominations (lead Kaley Cuoco and supporting actress Rosie Perez).
Costume Designer Christopher Hargadon

Emmy Nominee Christopher Hargadon on Designing The Umbrella Academy’s Costumes

Costume designer Chris Hargadon is having a standout year, hot off his first Emmy nomination for his work on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. The hit adaptation of the popular Dark Horse Comic centers around seven-super-powered-siblings. The gifted children, adopted by wealthy eccentric Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), were specifically trained to use their powers to save the world.
INSIDE COVID19 Director Gary Yost

Emmy Nominee Gary Yost on Inside COVID 19

For Emmy nominee Gary Yost, that was far from the case as he crafted his fascinating documentary, Inside COVID19. With its immersive 3D animation — captured through an Oculus VR headset — Inside COVID19 chronicles the erratic journey of the COVID19 pandemic.
BRIDGERTON Casting Director Kelly Valentine Hendry

Kelly Valentine Hendry on Casting Bridgerton

When it came to casting Bridgerton, Kelly Valentine Hendry brought together an incredibly diverse and inclusive ensemble. “It’s time for us to tell our stories in a way that’s accessible to everybody,” Hendry says.
Cinematographer Gavin Thurston and Sir David Attenborough

Emmy Winner Gavin Thurston on Framing Sir David Attenborough

Emmy award winning cinematographer Gavin Thurston has worked alongside legendary natural historian David Attenborough for over 30 years. Their latest collaboration, Netflix’s David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, is Thurston’s most important project to date.