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TV Stars Reveal Their Pre-Award Show Rituals Ahead Of The Emmys

"Cold beer, really good potato chips."

Showtime held its annual Emmys Eve Party at the Sunset Tower Terrace in West Hollywood, California, on Saturday night, and The Huffington Post was there to take in the star-studded scene. When speaking with some of the network’s biggest talent as they prepped for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, we asked them about their pre-award show rituals. 

Here’s what they had to say: 

  • William H. Macy, "Shameless"
    "This party is always the night before and I've been at this party a bunch and this is my ritual."
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    "This party is always the night before and I've been at this party a bunch and this is my ritual."
  • Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"
    "My husband [William H. Macy] and I, if we're not staying at a hotel, which is fun, I go for a run in the morning."
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    "My husband [William H. Macy] and I, if we're not staying at a hotel, which is fun, I go for a run in the morning."
  • Jay Pharoah, "White Famous"
    "I just go and try to get something fresh and try to look good on camera and try to increase my following. That's it. That's
    Jason LaVeris via Getty Images
    "I just go and try to get something fresh and try to look good on camera and try to increase my following. That's it. That's the most honest thing."
  • Rupert Friend, "Homeland"
    "Cold beer, really good potato chips -- a big bucket of those are a good way to start and finish."
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    "Cold beer, really good potato chips -- a big bucket of those are a good way to start and finish."
  • Hank Azaria, "Ray Donovan"
    "I'm not around them enough to have any pre-show rituals, but you just try to psyche yourself up and not make too many faux p
    Jason LaVeris via Getty Images
    "I'm not around them enough to have any pre-show rituals, but you just try to psyche yourself up and not make too many faux pas with whoever you run into."
  • Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"
    "I have three nieces and six grand nieces and one of the grand nieces gave me several pairs of socks to wear and I will wear
    Jason LaVeris via Getty Images
    "I have three nieces and six grand nieces and one of the grand nieces gave me several pairs of socks to wear and I will wear one of those pairs of socks tomorrow. They have fishes on them ... something crazy. And I will wear those socks for her."
  • Steven Bauer, "Ray Donovan"
    "I don't have any rituals. My thing is just seeing some of the people and just bumping into the people I admire and that I ne
    Jason LaVeris via Getty Images
    "I don't have any rituals. My thing is just seeing some of the people and just bumping into the people I admire and that I never met. I'm just such a fan."
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