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Emmy nominees dish on dream guest-starring roles

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, Christina Hendricks attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hendricks, nominated for the third consecutive time for an Emmy for her supporting role in "Mad Men," said her dream roles would be a guest spot on "Downton Abbey" and any role in "Homeland." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, Christina Hendricks attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hendricks, nominated for the third consecutive time for an Emmy for her supporting role in "Mad Men," said her dream roles would be a guest spot on "Downton Abbey" and any role in "Homeland." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Hendricks, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have earned repeat Emmy nods for their work on their regular shows, but that doesn't mean they don't have their eye on some sweet guest-starring gigs on other top programs.

Producers, take note: Here's a look at the shows these and other Emmy nominees would love to try.

— "I'd love to do a guest spot on 'Downton Abbey.' I'm absolutely in love with 'Homeland.' I think it's amazing. I would do anything they asked me." — Hendricks, nominated for the third time for playing Joan Harris on "Mad Men."

— "Oh God, I don't know. 'Dynasty?' I just want to wear really big shoulder pads and have crazy big hair." — Bowen, who won the supporting actress award for her role as Claire Dunphy on "Modern Family" and is nominated again this year.

— "I'm a huge fan of 'Parks and Recreation,' but I think I'd like to do something totally different, like 'American Horror Story.' Oh sure, I'll get killed. That sounds fun. Or I'll play a nun, a spooky nun." — Ferguson, enjoying his third consecutive nomination for playing Mitchell Pritchett on "Modern Family."

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, Brenda Strong arrives for the Dallas launch party in London. Strong, a 2012 Emmy nominee, would love to be on the TV show "Game of Thrones" playing a queen as her dream role. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, Brenda Strong arrives for the Dallas launch party in London. Strong, a 2012 Emmy nominee, would love to be on the TV show "Game of Thrones" playing a queen as her dream role. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)

— "I would love to do a part on 'Boardwalk Empire.' I'd have to play some guy that comes out from the West, a new hitter in town." — Bill Paxton, nominated for playing Randall McCoy in the miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys."

— "'Homeland' would be at the top of my list. It depends how it goes in series two. Maybe an agent? I'd like to play an FBI or CIA agent." — Joanne Froggatt, nominated for supporting actress for "Downton Abbey."

— "I would love to do a guest role on 'Girls.' That show is about as good as it gets." — Max Greenfield, up for supporting actor in the comedy "New Girl."

— "I have a classical background. I would love to be on 'Game of Thrones' as some kind of queen coming in to challenge the Starks — wearing all those amazing costumes and wielding a sword. The actors are so good. That would be a dream." — Brenda Strong, nominated for her voiceover work on "Desperate Housewives."

— "'Game of Thrones,' but I'm an American, so I don't think that would happen. For that show, I'd go to the moon." — Sarah Paulson, up for her supporting role in the HBO movie "Game Change."

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, actress Julie Bowen attends the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Performers Peer Group Reception at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, in Los Angeles. Bowen, a 2012 Emmy nominee, said that performing on "Dynasty" would be a dream role for her. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, actress Julie Bowen attends the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Performers Peer Group Reception at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, in Los Angeles. Bowen, a 2012 Emmy nominee, said that performing on "Dynasty" would be a dream role for her. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

The Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.

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— AP entertainment writers Derrik J. Lang and Mike Cidoni Lennox contributed to this report.

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AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen is on Twitter: www.twitter.com/APSandy .