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Emmys: Jennifer Hudson, Aubrey Plaza and 28 Supporting Actor Contenders Pose for Star-Studded Class Photo

At THR's mammoth photo shoot, TV's top scene-stealing actors and actresses reveal the television family they related to growing up (for many, regrettably, 'The Cosby Show's' Huxtables), the star they've been mistaken for (for Delroy Lindo, regrettably, Bill Cosby) and their first TV crush (Matthew Perry, are your ears burning?).


In April, 30 of the hottest supporting actors and actresses working this Emmy season assembled at Line 204 Studios in Hollywood for THR’s mammoth annual class photo shoot. Almost everyone was new to their series, encompassing comedy, drama, limited and even a TV movie. A few participants were returning class photo alums (Vice Principals’ Walton Goggins, Veep’s Timothy Simons). Some had worked with each other before, such as The Handmaid’s Tale’s Joseph Fiennes and Feud’s Alfred Molina. And others geeked out upon meeting a favorite TV star (Hairspray Live’s Jennifer Hudson took selfies with Baskets’ Louie Anderson). By the end of the three-hour shoot, friendships were forged or deepened, as everyone girded themselves for the long Emmy season ahead.

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1. Jay Ellis | Insecure (HBO)

TV family you related to most?
The one on Good Times with Penny, J.J. and Thelma — the Evans family.

2. Justin Bartha | The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

First TV crush?
I was into Justine Bateman. And I loved Jason Bateman. He could be my brother. That would be so cool.

Alyssa Milano [Who’s the Boss?], hands down. (In a Tony Danza voice.) Come on, are you kidding me? Angela!

This story first appeared in the May 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.