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

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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