Morena Baccarin

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Morena Baccarin is experiencing a lot of firsts. 

The Homeland actress, who plays Jessica Brody on the Showtime program, is nominated for her first Emmy award for Supporting Actress for a Drama Series and is expecting her first child with director husband Austin Chick

The very pregnant nominee caught up with E! News at LA Confidential's Pre Emmy party in Hollywood and admitted, although she's due any minute: "I'm going to make it to the Emmys, it's my first nomination. I will be there, no matter what!"

The mom-to-be shares that she found out she was nominated while on a babymoon with her husband. "I was in Charleston actually, having a babymoon with my husband. It was perfect timing and a very huge surprise," she admits.

"We forgot what day it was and we woke up to all these phone calls, and my first reaction was somebody died...something horrible has happened. Of course, it was not that, and it was really amazing."

And considering it's her first go at pregnancy, the actress has been more than open to good friend and costar Claire Danes' new-mommy advice.

"I remember when I first got pregnant, she told me, ‘Enjoy this moment when you can move, because pretty soon you're not going to be able to put your shoes on.' And she was right!," the actress laughs.

And considering she's reached the point where putting on shoes is a task, how hard was it to find an Emmy dress?

Morena admits: "Believe it or not, it was relatively easy. I have a wonderful stylist, and it all fit, and I was like, 'Great! This is going to be the one!'"

However, when it comes to preparing for the baby, Morena admits, "I'm a little bit behind on that." Explaining, as for the nursery, "when they first come out they don't really need a lot. So, I've been working...[but] it's going to be eclectic, I'm sure."

"I did bring back a scull and crossbones that's made out of metal from Charlotte that I thought would be pretty bad ass, but that might also scare my child, so I don't know!"

So what's the expectant nominee's game plan for the big night? 

"I'm going to have my husband tote flip flops, and definitely Power Bars or granola bars—whatever it takes to get me through the night."

Good luck, Morena!

—Reporting by Lindsey Caldwell

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