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Emmy nominees getting ready for Sunday's big night

This is the time of year when the cast of HBO's "Veep" would usually be shooting a new season. But with the show done, actor Tony Hale says they'll have to settle for getting together at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

He said it will be nice to see his fellow cast members and celebrate the culmination of their seven-year journey.

"Veep" has won best comedy for the last three years that it was nominated and will try again for a valedictory in Sunday's ceremony. Hale, who plays a loyal aide to Selina Meyer, will be trying for this third award.

Actress Carice van Houten poses at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)

Hale and other Emmy favorites partied Friday night at the annual reception for nominees.

Actor Sterling K. Brown poses at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)

Actress Mandy Moore poses at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)

Actress Laverne Cox poses at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)

Actor William Jackson Harper, right, shoots a picture of his date, actress Ali Ahn, on the red carpet at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)

Actress Niecy Nash poses at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)

Actor Anthony Carrigan poses at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)

Actress Fiona Shaw poses at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)

Actor Giancarlo Esposito banters with photographers at the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvisionAP)