See Photos of Mandy Moore, Brit Marling, Jennifer Hudson, and More in the Vulture Emmy Studio

On May 11 and 12, Vulture gathered 45 Emmy contenders at Milk Studios in Los Angeles to chat about their award-caliber performances, scripts, series and what has amounted so far to be a supremely game-changing year for television. From Lena Waithe and Adam Scott’s musings on Big Little Lies, to an impromptu (and chills-inducing) Hairspray Live! performance from Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, to Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani’s video-game confessions, our Emmy Studio was busting with buzzworthy moments.

Mandy Moore, Jennifer Hudson, and More in Our Emmy Studio