By InStyle Staff
Updated Jul 23, 2012 @ 6:35 pm
Downton Abbey, Michelle Dockery
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Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) is nominated for a Best Actress Emmy, which she found out live, watching the video stream in her publicist's office early in the morning. "It was wonderful," she told at a Beverly Hills reception for the show. And she even got to be the one to spread the good news to her castmate Joanne Froggatt, who's nominated for a Best Supporting Actress statuette. "She hadn’t heard," Dockery said. "Mary got to tell Anna that she got an Emmy nomination. It’s wonderful. I’m thrilled." While the 30-year-old Brit hasn't decided on her Emmys look just yet, she did drop a few hints. "I tend to champion British designers," she said. "I’m a big fan of Erdem. He’s a new British designer. I love Burberry." While the actress doesn't always use a stylist, she assured us, "I’m often confident in what I decide upon." Just like Lady Mary! See more of Michelle Dockery's red carpet moments in the gallery.

— Lindzi Scharf