The meaning of an Emmy nomination: A round-table discussion
In this edited Q&A of an hour-long discussion held in The Times' Chandler Auditorium, Michelle Forbes, Walton Goggins, Josh Charles and Johnny Galecki talk with Mary McNamara about the very real honor of being nominated, about the work left at the office and about who'll get a tackle-hug on the red carpet.For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to win don't. But there is one consistent bright spot in the process — when people whose work has been consistently terrific over the years are recognized for the first time. This year saw quite a few accomplished performers get their first Emmy nomination.