Emmys: 13 Nominees Reveal Who They'd Choose to Give Their Acceptance Speech
Allison Janney hopes for an "eloquent, lyrical" rap from Lin-Manuel Miranda, while Will Forte picks Ryan Lochte.
Ahead of the Emmys this Sunday, a handful of nominees tell The Hollywood Reporter who they'd pick to give their acceptance speech for them — that is, if they win.
Alec Berg (Silicon Valley) “Tough call. Maybe Adolf Hitler? His policies were questionable at best, but the man knew how to work a room. Or Judd Apatow. Probably Judd.”
Allison Janney (Mom) "Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’d for sure do me proud with an eloquent, lyrical ‘Thank You’ rap.”
Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) “Samuel L. Jackson because there is always a chance that he might say ‘motherf—er.’ ”
David Benioff (Game of Thrones) “Sarah Paulson — the two-headed version.”
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) "Ryan Lochte"
David Mandel (Veep) "Melania Trump"
Steve Levitan (Modern Family) "Roberto Benigni"
Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. Simpson) "Kevin Hart"
Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) "Louis C.K. He has this really great way of making it sound like what he's saying is not prepared — and you're like, 'Oh, that was a nice turn of phrase. God, he is so clever — oh wait a minute, he wrote this.'"
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) "I’d go with the iconic voice of Morgan Freeman."
Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson) "Keith David, because he could start it off with 'What can Brown do for you?' And he pretty much has the dopest voice in the game!"
Jill Soloway (Transparent) "My Moppa"
William H. Macy (Shameless) "Donald Trump. He does a better Frank than I do."
A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.