The Emmys party got started early at a special reception for writer nominees on Thursday night at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Downton Abbey was well-represented with Joanne Froggatt, Michelle Dockery, and Brendan Coyle. Jessica Paré, meanwhile, was on hand supporting Mad Men. Both programs earned multiple nods at this year's Emmys. Downton's earned a nomination for outstanding drama series, as well as six acting honours. Michelle's in contention for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, Joanne's up for outstanding supporting actress, and Brendan's up for outstanding supporting actor. Mad Men, the outstanding drama series for four years running, could win a fifth time. It's also up in eight other categories. Make sure you check back over the weekend for any pre-Emmys coverage, and on Monday for all the action as it happens.