PEOPLE – The Emmy nominee opens up to PEOPLE about looking forward to seeing her Queen’s Gambit cast and crew in-person — and her now-rusty chess skills
Anya Taylor-Joy’s star has been on the rise since her breakthrough performance in 2015’s The Witch, but last year’s release of (and acclaim for) Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit has made her a household name.
The Emmy-nominated actress, 25, who was born in Miami and then raised in Argentina and the U.K., has already won both a SAG award and Golden Globe for her performance as Gambit’s orphaned chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, and is looking forward to an in-person Emmys experience.
“I haven’t done an awards show really ever,” Taylor-Joy, who is nominated for outstanding actress in a limited series or a movie, tells PEOPLE in the latest issue. “I’m looking forward to it, but also semi-terrified because my whole awards run this year [until now] has been in front of a computer. Then I mute myself and run around my bedroom and be a psycho, essentially.”
Kate Winslet, Barry Jenkins, Anya Taylor-Joy, Elizabeth Olsen and More Join Variety’s Virtual TV Fest: The Nominees
Variety is pleased to announce the lineup for its first-ever Virtual TV Fest: The Nominees, airing on Aug. 18.
This year, Variety extended its TV Fest franchise to include panels with Emmy-nominated actors, directors, producers and writers in the comedy, drama, documentary series and nonfiction special and limited series categories. The panels will be moderated by Michael Schneider, Variety‘s deputy TV editor and senior TV awards editor, and Jazz Tangcay, senior awards editor.
The Limited Series panel includes:
Paapa Essiedu (supporting actor, “I May Destroy You”)
Barry Jenkins (director and showrunner, “The Underground Railroad”)
Anya Taylor-Joy (lead actress, “The Queen’s Gambit”)
Elizabeth Olsen (lead actress, “WandaVision”)
Kate Winslet (executive producer and lead actress, “Mare of Easttown”)
To register for the event, please click here.
NBC announced that Anya will host the last episode of the 46th season of Saturday Night Live! The episode will air on May 22nd.
Congratulations to Anya and The Queen’s Gambit cast and crew! Anya took home the “Best Actress in a Limited Series” award, and The Queen’s Gambit won “Best Limited Series.”
Anya attended the socially-distanced 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards via Zoom (March 07). Check out the photos of Anya accepting the award (via Zoom), and the stunning portraits below!
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Are you a pawn or a queen? The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, only on Netflix on October 23rd.