Emmy nominees getting ready for their big night
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.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale star in “Veep.” The series has won best comedy Emmy the last three times it was nominated.