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Elisabeth Moss, nominated for best lead actress in a drama series for her role in "Mad Men." "I'm looking forward to Jane Lynch. She's going to knock it out of the park."

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Allan Cumming, nominated for best supporting actor in "The Good Wife." "Looking forward to being in the car after the Emmys.... You can imagine."

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Kate Flannery from the Emmy-nominated "The Office."

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Melissa McCarthy, right, nominated for best actress in a comedy series ("Mike & Molly") with her sister Margie McCarthy. "I'm looking forward to everything -- all of it. Give me some more Jane [Lynch]."

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Melissa Leo, nominated for best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie for her role in "Mildred Pierce." "I'm looking forward to seeing everyone -- Todd, Kate ... excited to see everyone from television."

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Aimee Teegarden, from the Emmy-nominated "Friday Night Lights." "It's my first time at the Emmys. I've never been so I'm just excited about going, being here."

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Loretta Divine, who picked up her Emmy at the ceremonies for the Primetime Creative Emmy Awards for her role in "Grey's Anatomy." How did she feel winning an Emmy? "I was overwhelmed and overjoyed."

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Joelle Carter, from the Emmy-nominated "Justified." "Looking forward to seeing my cast members win some Emmys."

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James Woods, nominated for best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, "Too Big to Fail."

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Jon Cryer, nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy series, "Two And A Half Men." "Looking forward to Jane Lynch. She's going to kill it. Also, Ashton and I are presenting together -- that will be pretty fun. And the free booze."

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Jon Cryer with his mother, Gretchen Cryer, and wife, Lisa Cryer.

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Seth Green, nominated for best voice-over performance in "Robot Chicken," with wife Clare Grant. "Looking forward to watching it at home -- sitting on the couch and just relaxing -- that's a good time."

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Guy Pearce nominated for best supporting actor in a mini-series or movie, "Mildred Pierce." "Looking forward to just getting through it ... and I'm excited about meeting Tina Fey."

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Eric Stonestreet, nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy series, "Modern Family."

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Iqbal Theba from the Emmy-nominated "Glee."

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Michael Jordan from "Friday Night Lights."

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Actress Kathryn Joosten from "Desperate Housewives."

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Julie Bowen, nominated for best supporting actress in a comedy series, "Modern Family." I'm looking forward to seeing Sofia Vergara win an Emmy."

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Matt LeBlanc, nominated for best lead actor in a comedy series, "Episodes."

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Kat Deeley, nominated for best reality or reality competition program, "So You Think You Can Dance." "Looking forward to my preshow ritual. Most people usually hit the gym five or six times the day of... but I'm going for a swim and a huge margarita."

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy series, "Modern Family." "Looking forward to partying with the cast. Just hanging out with my cast and having a cocktail."

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Alfre Woodard, nominated for best guest actress in a drama series, "True Blood," with her son Duncan. "I'm looking forward to hanging out with my son and having a good time. I'm excited to party."

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Edgar Ramirez, nominated for best lead actor in a miniseries or movie for his role in "Carlos."

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Beau Bridges, nominated for best guest actor in a drama series, "Brothers and Sisters." "Looking forward to watching it on TV -- relaxing with my family. That's always fun."

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Randee Heller, nominated for best guest actress in a drama series, "Mad Men."

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Margo Matindale, nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series, "Justified."

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Dot-Marie Jones, nominated for best guest actress in a comedy series, "Glee."

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Michelle Forbes nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series, "The Killing." "Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful people and actors I've worked with for the past 2-1/2 decades."

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Paul McCrane, who won for best guest actor in a drama series, "Harry's Law." What was the best part about the win? "The best part was my kids' reactions. And also the opportunity to give the best director in a drama series award. I also loved meeting Loretta Divine. I just met her for the first time."

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Cara Buono, nominated for best guest actress in a drama series, 'Mad Men.' "Looking forward just to being here with the cast of 'Mad Men.' It's such an honor."

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Ty Burrell, nominated for best actor in a comedy series, "Modern Family." "Seeing all the people I work with everyday all dressed up. Just being with everyone and ready to celebrate our good fortune."

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John Slattery, nominated for best supporting actor in a drama series, "Mad Men." "My 12-year-old son is here with me. He's been asking to come for a few years now and I told him when he turned 12 he could come -- not knowing this would still be happening. So it's been fun -- it's a family reunion for us."

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"Downtown Abbey" cast members Elizabeth McGovern.

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Angus T. Jones, from "Two And A Half Men." "I'm looking forward to the hair do's."

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Nolan Gould, from "Modern Family." "Looking forward to all of it. It's a pretty long day -- 12 hours. But I'm lucky, the girls will take longer getting ready. I just can sit back and play video games before it's time. We feel lucky it to be nominated and so blessed to be here."

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Brian O'Byrne, nominated for best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, "Mildred Pierce."

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Mary McDonnell, nominated for best guest actress in a drama series, "The Closer."

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Jamie Anne Allman, from "The Killing." "I'm excited about Michelle... who plays my sister in 'The Killing.' She is amazing and I'd love to see her win."

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Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey." "I'm looking forward to the event. It's going to be a fireworks display -- just seeing the results too. We're all gunnin' for Elizabeth [McGovern] in 'Downton Abby.'"

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Joanne Froggatt, from "Downton Abbey." "The whole thing... the experience. This is my first awards show experience in America. I'm looking forward to everything ... the dressing up."

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Michelle Dockery, left, from "Downton Abbey." "I'm looking forward to the event. It's going to be a fireworks display -- just seeing the result too. We're all gunnin' for Elizabeth [McGovern] in 'Downton Abbey.'" Right, Joanne Froggatt, from "Downton Abbey." "The whole thing... the experience. This is my first awards show experience in America. I'm looking forward to everything... the dressing up."

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Bob Bergen, nominated for best voice-over performance "Desperate Housewives." "For it not to end. It has been the most exciting week. To be honored by your peers is unexpected and amazing."

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Martha Plimpton, nominated for best lead actress in a comedy series, "Raising Hope."

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Josh Charles, nominated for best supporting actor in a drama, "The Good Wife."

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Stacey Tookey, nominated for outstanding choreography, "So You Think You Can Dance."

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Neil Jackson, from "Downton Abbey."

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1 Comment

  1. September 17, 2011, 5:52 pm

    Love them and their show. Such wonderful actors! Fingers crossed for Downton Abbey on Sunday.

    By: Chudnov

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