Maya Rudolph talks Emmy Nominations with EW’s The Awardist
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Maya Rudolph talks Emmy Nominations with EW’s The Awardist

Maya Rudolph participated in EW’s The Awardist roundtable to talk about her multiple Emmy nominations and her career! You can read more about it and watch the virtual roundtable below!

We call them the overachievers.

They’re the Emmy nominees who have earned not just one Emmy nod, but multiple — because they’re the TV version of a triple threat.

Joining EW for a multi-nominee Emmy roundtable are Brendan Hunt, nominated for writing, acting, and producing Ted Lasso; Maya Rudolph, nominated for Saturday Night Live and Big Mouth; Steven Canals, nominated for producing, writing, and directing Pose; and Ashley Nicole Black, nominated for writing on A Black Lady Sketch Show and The Amber Ruffin Show.

Now, it’s clear from their wealth of nominations they’re abundantly talented. But when did they first know they had an aptitude for what they do? We asked, and they opened up about the moments that made them realize this was a good career for them.

Black cites the moment she got a job writing for Full Frontal With Samantha Bee as affirming something she’d always believed about herself. “You’re getting this email because you made Samantha laugh,” she recounts of learning she got the gig and finally feeling like everyone else saw in her what she knew was there all along.

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