Amanda Seyfried, Murray Bartlett, Brendan Hunt and Lily James Added to Variety Virtual TV Fest: The Nominees Lineup

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Variety is pleased to announce that Amanda Seyfried, Murray Bartlett, Brendan Hunt, Lily James, Himesh Patel and Danny Strong have been added to the lineup for its second-ever Virtual TV Fest: The Nominees, featuring five panels airing virtually on Aug. 10 to an audience of voters.  To register for the event, head to variety.com/tvfest. 

Variety TV Fest: The Nominees expands its popular TV Fest franchise to include panels with Emmy-nominated actors, directors, producers and writers in the comedy, drama, limited/anthology, documentary and reality competition/nonfiction series categories.

The comedy series panel includes:  

  • Paul W. Downs, “Hacks”
  • John Hoffman, “Only Murders in the Building”
  • Brendan Hunt, “Ted Lasso”
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino & Dan Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Paul Simms, “What We Do in the Shadows”
  • Henry Winkler and Anthony Carrigan, “Barry”  
  • Moderated by Michael Schneider, TV Editor, Variety  

The drama series panel includes:  

  • Dan Erickson, “Severance”  
  • Peter Gould, “Better Call Saul”  
  • Ashley Lyle, “Yellowjackets”  
  • Chris Mundy, “Ozark” 
  • Moderated by Emily Longeretta, Senior Features Editor, TV, Variety  

The limited/anthology series panel includes:  

  • Danny Strong, “Dopesick”  
  • Lily James, “Pam & Tommy”  
  • Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”  
  • Himesh Patel, “Station Eleven”  
  • Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”  
  • Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Deputy Awards & Editor, Variety 

The reality competition/nonfiction series panel includes:  

  • Monica Aldama, “Cheer”  
  • Chip and Joanna Gaines, “Fixer Upper”  
  • Jennifer Lane, “Queer Eye”  
  • Michele Mills, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”  
  • Nneka Onuorah, “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”  
  • Moderated by Jazz Tangcay, Senior Artisans Editor, Variety  

The documentary series panel includes:  

  • Judd Apatow, “George Carlin’s American Dream”   
  • Joe Lewis, “100 Foot Wave”  
  • Katie King, “We Need to Talk About Cosby”  
  • Samantha Stark, “The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears”  
  • Justin Wilkes, “Lucy And Desi”  
  • Moderated by Jazz Tangcay, Senior Artisans Editor, Variety