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Surprise: Madeleine Stowe in 'Revenge'

The show is not as well known, but those who watch can't seem to get enough of Madeleine's Stowe's matriarchal character Victoria Grayson on ABC's new drama "Revenge." The nomination was a happy surprise for the actress, unlike the tree that flattened her car earlier this year. Thanking her co-stars and director, she definitely felt the excitement of the unexpected moment, saying "This is a happy, if unexpected moment. I'll need a bourbon at wrap." Eric McCandless / ABC