Hollywood's Brightest Stars Come Out for Pre-Emmy Cocktail Reception

Posted Monday August 19, 2013 11:53 PM GMT

Though the awards are still a month away, stars of all kinds gathered for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Performers Peer Group Cocktail Reception to celebrate the Primtetime Emmy Awards on Monday (August 19) in Universal City, CA.

Among those on hand for the festive evening were “Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen, along with “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks, who donned a lovely Badgley Mischka dress, and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.

Per the official website, the Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in national primetime programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts and primetime awards ceremonies.

This year’s nominees include shows such as “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family,” as well as actors Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington and Amy Poehler, among others.

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards air live on CBS on Sunday, September 22 at 8/7 central.

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