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“Veep” stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale and Gary Cole celebrated their Emmy nominations on Friday night at a Vanity Fair fete honoring their HBO show. “It’s nice this year that the show got even more nominations than it did last year, which is very significant,” said Louis-Dreyfus at the Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. “The writing is such a, needless to say, integral part of the show, and the fact that the show got nominated and the writers got nominated is a real feather in their cap, and I’m very pleased about that.”
The four-time Emmy winner popped in a fuchsia Camilla and Marc sheath dress that “speaks to my inner girly-girl,” and cooed over Chlumsky’s tiered white Badgley Mischka frock with red crystal embellishments. “I love it. It’s so dreamy,” she raved while caressing the dress. “We got a petter here,” Chlumsky said.
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“We can’t deny it’s fun being part of the carnival for a little while. Something like this where our show’s on the invite, it makes me feel pretty good,” the two-time nominee continued. “It’s so much more relaxed. The votes are already in. There’s no, ‘Get to the booths.’ There’s no campaigning. Come on, you’re not actually talking about issues that will affect an entire group’s life. This is recognition and it just happens to be a very public industry.”
And while the New York-based actress has been swept up in the excitement, she knows exactly how her character would react: “Oh, I think she’d think it’s b.s. I don’t think she watches TV!” she said. Louis-Dreyfus predicted her character would have a similar reaction: “She would pooh pooh it because she’s in politics and she’s much loftier and running the world.”
Inside the party, politics and entertainment continued to merge as Tony Goldwyn, the president on “Scandal,” hobnobbed with Louis-Dreyfus, the vice president on “Veep,” and newlyweds Robert F. Kennedy and Cheryl Hines.