The Emmys party got started early at a special reception for writer nominees last night at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Downton Abbey was well-represented with Joanne Froggatt, Michelle Dockery, and Brendan Coyle. Jessica Paré, meanwhile, was on hand supporting Mad Men. Both programs earned multiple nods at this year's Emmys. Downton's earned a nomination for outstanding drama series, as well as six acting honors. Michelle's in contention for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, Joanne's up for outstanding supporting actress, and Brendan's up for outstanding supporting actor. Mad Men, the outstanding drama series for four years running, could win a fifth time. It's also up in eight other categories.
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