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05/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Emmy Drama Begins With Drew And Jessica

THE Emmy Award nominations won't even be announced until July 16, but drama is already heating up between HBO executives and the cast of "Grey Gardens."

According to an insider, the cable net has been pushing Drew Barrymore, who plays "Little" Edith Beale in the well-received HBO movie, to put herself in the running for a Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Emmy nomination. Hoping to maximize its awards tally and prevent a vote-splitting scenario, HBO suggested to Barrymore's co-star, Jessica Lange, that she agree to put herself in the running for a Best Supporting Actress nod.

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