Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Cynthia Erivo, Aretha
Governor's Award winner Debbie Allen
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
The producers of Ted Lasso
Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer
Underground Railroad writer Colson Whitehead
Devery Jacobs, Lane Factor, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Paulina Alexis of Reservation Dogs
Josh O'Connor of The Crown
Mj Rodriguez of Pose
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
At the first in-person Emmys telecast since the start of the pandemic, there was a new sense of freedom in the air — especially since everyone present on September 19 had been vaxxed, tested and cleared to enter the downtown L.A. venue. That feeling was evident in the emmy portrait studio, where photographer Robert Ascroft was back with his team on a stunning new set, shooting Emmy presenters, nominees and winners.
Those included actress Hannah Waddingham, who had flown out from London with her Ted Lasso compatriots. "We almost didn't make it!" she said, alluding to pandemic travel restrictions. But, happily, they did. And as she stepped onto Robert's set — where the vibe was more chic Parisian penthouse than British football pitch — she let her train of chiffon transmit her joy.
For more of Ascroft's beautiful portraits, pick up a copy of emmy magazine, HERE