Emmys: Best Lead Actor Nominees in Comedy and Drama Categories Reveal Secrets Behind Their Performances

Six actors will vie for best lead actor in a drama series, while five are nominated in the comedy series category, at next month’s Emmy Awards ceremony.

The nominees for best lead actor in a drama series are Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), 
Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), Josh O’Connor (The Crown), 
Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Billy Porter (Pose) and 
Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason), while the comedy actor nominees are Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), William H. Macy (Shameless), Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) and Kenan Thompson (Kenan).

The following excerpts are from interviews conducted by The Hollywood Reporter with the 2021 Emmy nominees (or those who work closely with them) for best lead actor in a drama series and comedy series.

Read on to see what they have to say about their performances, their co-stars, creative partners and more.

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