Interviews

Exclusive interviews from Awards Focus.

BRIDGERTON Creator Chris Van Dusen

Bridgerton Creator Chris Van Dusen on Adapting the Hit Series

Working closely with Shonda Rhimes for the last 17 years, Emmy-nominee Chris Van Dusen has had a hand in writing landmark Shondaland series like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. With Bridgerton, Van Dusen took the reigns as the creator and showrunner of the Emmy nominated Netflix series.
Antony Starr and Erin Moriarty in Nexflix's THE BOYS

Superheroes Speed Into Emmy Song Race

The song, “Never Truly Vanish,” written by Chris Lennertz and performed by Starlight actress Erin Moriarty for Amazon's THE BOYS, is in contention for an Emmy nomination.
John Lithgow as E.B. Jonathan in HBO's PERRY MASON.

John Lithgow: Perry Mason, Writing, and the Indelible Mark of Shakespeare

In season one of HBO’s Perry Mason, John Lithgow is magnetic as E.B. Jonathan, the lawyer and mentor to Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys). The six-time Emmy winner morphs into the role to great critical acclaim, showcasing a fragility in the declining attorney as we learn the “unsettling” details of his life.
Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon Reflects on City on a Hill Season 2 & Apollo 13

With the season two premiere of Showtime’s crime drama series City on a Hill, audiences find FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) dumping an overdosing lover, who is the assistant U.S. attorney no less, at a hospital. This callous action of leaving her for dead is not altogether surprisingly for the troubled FBI Veteran.
Actress Kate Mara

Kate Mara on Lessons from A Teacher

Kate Mara's newest project, FX’s A Teacher, delves into the complexities of a teacher who initiates a sex-ual relationship with her student Eric Walker (Nick Robinson). Created by Hannah Fiddell, the series is based on her Sundance winning independent film of the same name.