Emmy nom­i­nees get­ting ready for their big night

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This is the time of year when the cast of HBO’s “Veep” would usu­ally be shoot­ing a new sea­son. Now that the show is done, ac­tor Tony Hale

says they’ll have to set­tle for get­ting to­gether at the Emmy Awards.

“Ob­vi­ously, a win would be so much fun,” Hale said at Fri­day night’s re­cep­tion for nom­i­nees. “But it’s more a cel­e­bra­tion just to be to­gether. This is around the time we’d be shoot­ing, so we’re just kind of sad. So, it’d be nice to see each other and just kind of cel­e­brate the cul­mi­na­tion of … the seven-year jour­ney we had.”

“Veep” has won best com­edy the last three times it was nom­i­nated and will try for a fourth at Sun­day’s Emmy Awards. Hale, who played loyal aide Gary Walsh to star Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus’

char­ac­ter of Selina Meyer, has won two Em­mys for his role.

Louis-Drey­fus has the more crowded shelf of tro­phies, hav­ing won six times as best comic ac­tress for her char­ac­ter.

There’s a sim­i­lar feel­ing for Carice van Houten of “Game of Thrones,” an­other much-hon­ored HBO se­ries that has wrapped up.

“We’ve had a lot of par­ties along the way, of course,” she said. “But this feels like it re­ally is the end. So, I feel like we re­ally want to go out with a blast and, you know, hope­fully we’ll take them all.”

BILL GRAY/HBO TNS

Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus and Tony Hale star in “Veep.” The se­ries has won best com­edy Emmy the last three times it was nom­i­nated.

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