Westworld may have gone home empty-handed at the Emmy Awards last night, but it wasn’t all disappointment for fans of the show. Showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan discussed Joy’s directorial debut while walking the red carpet last night, while star Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores Abernathy) hints at a shocking second season. Emmy host Stephen Colbert got in on the Westworld fun as well, performing a skit with Jeffrey Wright‘s character, Bernard Lowe. Check out all three clips below the cut!
As the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, millions tuned in to see who would take home television’s highest honors. The show definitely did not disappoint, as host Stephen Colbert and each of the evening’s presenters and winners graced the stage in entertaining and humorous fashion.
The awards actually officially began at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, where our very own Westworld was up for 15 of its 22 nominations. The HBO hit tied with NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Netflix’s Stranger Things for most wins, earning 5 trophies for its outstanding creative achievements during its freshman season.
Television’s big night is finally here, and the cast and crew of Westworld have arrived in style. The series is up for seven awards tonight, and its stars already look like winners. We have a little longer before we know how many statues the show will be taking home, but we have some red carpet pictures to share while we wait!
As we anxiously wait to see how Westworld fares at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards tomorrow night, we have a couple of interviews to share. Tessa Thompson (Charlotte Hale) dishes on what it’s like to be part of such a intense show and teases season two, while cinematographer Paul Cameron discusses using interesting visual effects to express the themes behind Westworld.
If you tune in to the Emmys this Sunday night, you’ll notice that two of Westworld’s handsome stars are absent. James Marsden (Teddy Flood) and Luke Hemsworth (Ashley Stubbs) have a prior commitment that interferes with their appearance on the red carpet – but don’t worry, it’s for a good cause.
Emmy nominated Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores) might actually transcend the space-time continuum and operate on a 30 hour day. Along with starring in HBO’s Wild West mega-show and promoting her new movie A Worthy Companion, the fearless actress has also found time to give multiple interviews leading up to this Sunday’s Emmys. And, oh yeah, she’s probably also preparing for said Emmys on top of everything else.
Wood’s latest interview comes courtesy of Vulture. After discussing Wood’s latest movie (title mentioned above), the interviewer couldn’t help but ask the actress a series of questions about Westworld that sparked some insightful answers about season one and the upcoming season two.
There’s some brand new Westworld casting news! While it’s unclear who added this information to the actor’s IMDb page, Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada has been credited with appearing in 2 currently-untitled episodes (#2.5 and #2.6) of Westworld‘s upcoming second season. If this isn’t exciting enough, the actor’s IMDb page also offers the name of the character Sanada is supposedly portraying: Musashi.
As filming for Westworld‘s second season continues on the Melody Ranch set in Santa Clarita, CA, very few updates have emerged regarding the content being captured. This, of course, is a good thing for a show that depends heavily on secrecy, so as not to spoil the many twists and turns that co-showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy surely still have up their sleeves.
However, Westworld Watchers reader Jeanne has provided us with a new (and spoiler-free) filming scoop, and it’s one that will definitely spark some fresh theorizing.
The live Emmy Awards ceremony isn’t until next Sunday, September 17th, but the Creative Arts portion of TV’s top awards took place this weekend, over two evenings at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Westworld was well-represented in the nominations at tonight’s festivities, which cover the more technical aspects of making television. The show received 15 nominations, covering 14 categories, as part of the Creative Arts Emmys, and an astounding 22 nominations total this year.
So, how did the new kids on the block fare tonight?
Westworld’s leading lady, the Emmy nominated Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), recently found some time to stop by Variety Studio and offer some exciting new details about the show’s second season and what fans can expect to see from her character.
Speaking about the season as a whole, Wood divulges that the upcoming run is going to dive deeper into the roots of the park, and why it ultimately came to be: