Emmy Nominations: The Stars React!

Jimmy Fallon promotes the new 'Thank You Notes 2' at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City on May 24, 2012 Jimmy Fallon promotes the new 'Thank You Notes 2' at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City on May 24, 2012

The 64th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning, and this year’s nominees are over the moon with excitement! Here’s what the stars had to say:

Jimmy Fallon, nominated for Outstanding Variety Series, “So happy to get nominated! Can’t wait to get back to the Late Night office and celebrate! But first I gotta leave this theatre and change out of this Batman costume.”

Alec Baldwin, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”: “As the show enters its last season, I’m gratified to be nominated again by the Academy.”

Julianna Margulies, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, “The Good Wife”: “I am so honored to be nominated for The Good Wife. The Academy has been very supportive of me over the years and my appreciation is boundless.”

Steve Buscemi, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Boardwalk Empire”: “There are so many amazing performances this year by actors I really admire, that it means a lot to me to being included among them.”

Bill Hader, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”: “It’s a great honor, though there should be parentheses next to my name with all of the ‘SNL’ writers. And now I have to kiss up to the cast members of ‘Modern Family’ in hopes that they pull a Ving Rhames and give me their award when they win.”

Kevin Costner, nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Hatfields & McCoys”: “Filming the Hatfields & McCoys was one of the most fulfilling and inspiring projects that I’ve had the opportunity to work on, and it was truly gratifying that audiences tuned in to see our interpretation of this classic American story. To be recognized for our work by the members of Television Academy this morning is the cherry on top. I share this nomination with everyone who contributed to this project from the producers, cast and crew to the great team at History, who really stepped up to support the creative vision of the filmmakers.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, “Modern Family”: “I’m thrilled to be included amongst one of Modern Family’s 14 Emmy Nominations! I am celebrating with 10 georgous, tall, leggy showgirls. Not because that’s how I roll but because I’m in rehearsal for “The Producers” at The Hollywood Bowl. Also, because I like to make Eric Stonestreet jealous.”

Jessica Lange, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “American Horror Story”: “I want to thank the academy for honoring American Horror Story for all the incredible nominations. It’s been wonderful to work on a show with such talented actors and the fabulous creative team of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and all the brilliant writers who make Constance such an interesting character to play.”

Glenn Close, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, “Damages”: “I am thrilled to be recognized by the Academy and to share this category with such exciting and accomplished actresses. ‘Damages’ has been the ride of a lifetime and I am honored to represent every single one of our extraordinary team. I would not be here without them, especially, KZK, our brilliant writers and my exquisite co-star, Rose Byrne. And I thank our wonderfully loyal and engaged audience who have never wavered in their love and support of our show.”

Betty White, nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”: “I’m blown out of my mind and I’m thrilled beyond words.”

Aaron Paul, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, “Breaking Bad”: “I am so thrilled to be nominated and even more happy for all the nominations for breaking bad and my fellow cast members. I am so thankful to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This is a dream job, so to receive a nomination for my work on Breaking Bad is truly a gift.”

Margaret Cho, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”: “I’m so excited to have been nominated for an Emmy, especially for ‘30 Rock,’ which is an incredible show and also for playing a deranged and deceased world dictator who has divided the small country of my origin in two. That’s the best part. I think that’s what I’d call iron curtain irony.”

Christina Hendricks, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Mad Men”: “I’m so honored to be nominated in this category of truly awe inspiring actresses . And thrilled ‘Mad Men’ is recognized for the fifth time.”

Nicole Kidman, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”: ““Thank you Academy. I am so happy to share this nomination with Clive. It is a true acknowledgment of Martha Gellhorn’s life and amazing work.Discovering and playing her, under the guidance and passion of the great Phil Kaufman, was a joy and a privilege.”

Clive Owen, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”: “I am really thrilled to be nominated for Hemingway and Gellhorn. I had such a great time working with the brilliant Phil Kaufman and the wonderful Nicole Kidman.”

Jon Cryer, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “Two and a Half Men”: “I was actually awake this morning when they announced the Emmy nominations thanks to my newfound need to pee several times a night. Finally, my enlarged prostate pays off!!”

Claire Danes, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, “Homeland”: “I am honored to be recognized by the Academy among such a talented group of women. I am thrilled that Damian, ‘Homeland,’ our amazing writers and director and so many others got nominated. It is a great day to be on set where we can all celebrate together.”

Maya Rudolph, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”: “I had so much fun hosting- it was like coming home. Getting to go back and play with your friends… there’s nothing better. Hosting SNL was my childhood dream, while other kids were playing princess I was doing impressions of Roseanne Roseannadanna. This is an amazing honor and one I share with Lorne, and all the incredible cast and writers of SNL.”

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