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LAURA PREPON & TAYLOR SCHILLING
They may be on-again, off-again paramours on Orange Is the New Black, but when they’re not wearing government-issued jumpsuits, the actresses feel the love. “Xoxo,” writes Schilling, who’s up for her first-ever Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy.
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THE MODERN FAMILY CREW
Girl power! The leading ladies of outstanding comedy series nominee Modern Family – Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and – stay close even during a break from work. But the off-camera camaraderie has its limits: “Back to setttt,” Winter reminds them on Instagram.
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SARAH HYLAND & TAYLOR SWIFT
Meanwhile, Hyland shares a “family” portrait of her own – with BFF . “When your mom gives you ‘the finger’ #donttellmewhattodo,” the Modern Family star captions their tongue-in-cheek shot.
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The outstanding supporting actor nominee for Breaking Bad shows his soft side, posting a sweet snap of wife Lauren. “I miss this pretty little bird @laurenpaul8,” he writes. “Can’t wait to come find you lovely.”
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The Game of Thrones nominee looks decidedly “Happy” with her Pharrell Williams balloon after throwing her 4-year-old son a Frozen-themed birthday party. “Made by Ricky the balloon master,” she writes on Instagram. “After a day of Elsa and Anna finally Pharrell was born.”
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KERRY WASHINGTON & TONY GOLDWYN
What’s going on here with the Scandal costars? We’ll never know because , a nominee for outstanding lead actress in a drama, admits she removed the behind-the-scenes fun from the frame, according to her Instagram post: “Oh DEAR! The things I had to crop outta this picture!?!?!?!”
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We’re not sure who’s photobombing who in this photograph: the Breaking Bad star or his character’s graffiti likeness. “Did a double-take on this guy this morning on the streets of Vancouver,” Tweets Cranston, who’s nominated for his role on the now-wrapped drama. “Tried to get him to tell me the ending of BB.”
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KEVIN SPACEY & JIMMY FALLON
Don’t be shocked by the House of Cards outstanding lead actor nominee’s Tonight Show appearance: Not only can he rock a jaunty striped jacket for a barbershop quartet rendition of “Talk Dirty,” but Spacey can also sing! (And for the record, Fallon’s late-night show racked up six nominations of its own.)
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We’d recognize that smile anywhere! There’s just no way to hide the Project Runway good looks – although that shirt is a nice try.
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ERIC STONESTREET & JESSE TYLER FERGUSON
Hats off to one of our favorite sitcom couples, who take this chummy selfie on set after a months-long break from their show. “Back to work on season 6 of Modern Family!” writes Ferguson.
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Clearly, the Girls star and outstanding lead actress contender is impressed with this bachelor’s blunt plea, so she gives him a letter-perfect Instagram shout-out: “U R IN LUK SIR.”
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No wonder the Juilliard grad is smiling: She’s got an adorable pooch (“Fred n me,” she captions this photo) and a juicy role on the Emmy-nominated comedy, Orange Is the New Black.