Mariska, Alec & More React To Emmy Nominations

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning, and this year’s nominees couldn’t be more excited.

“I’m hugely grateful to be nominated, and ridiculously honored to stand in the company of these incredible artists.”
--Mariska Hargitay, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, “Law & Order: SVU”

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“The writers have created an amazing character in Jenna which I just love to play. I’m so honored to be part of this ensemble, this is my first Emmy nomination, I’m so excited! I am blown away by the number of nominations the show has received and thrilled for everyone.”
--Jane Krakowski, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I’m thrilled and honored to be nominated again this year. I love my show and my character, Wilhelmina, and this recognition is truly icing on the cake.”
--Vanessa Williams, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Ugly Betty”

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“This is such a bitter-sweet acknowledgement for ‘Farrah’s Story,’ because Farrah’s not here to share it with us, but I know how honored she would have been to receive this nomination. When Farrah decided to share her battle with cancer with the world it was with the hope that she could show others struggling with the disease and their loved ones that they were not alone. I can imagine how enormously proud she is right now that the Academy has acknowledged her story in this way.”
--Alana Stewart, producer, nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction Special, “Farrah’s Story”

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“As ‘Brothers & Sisters’ enters its 4th season, it still is and always will be a great honor to be nominated. The only hard part is finding a dress…and a date.”
--Sally Field, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, “Brothers & Sisters”

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“I am supremely honored to be nominated for an Emmy for the third time. They say good things come in threes, like comets, omens and Jonas Brothers. God bless these United States of America.”

--Rainn Wilson, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “The Office”

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“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers and be a part of ‘30 Rock’s’ 22 nominations. I want to thank everyone from Tina to Lorne to everyone in craft services.”

--Tracy Morgan, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I know this industry isn’t supposed to be about awards, but screw you and the horse you rode in on…  Seriously, I am truly honored that the Academy has recognized my special and ‘My Life On The D-List,’ specifically the episode where I was privileged enough to visit and perform at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Shout out to my one legged GIs.”

--Kathy Griffin, nominated for Outstanding Variety, Musical or Comedy Special, “Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut A Bitch” and Outstanding Reality Program, “Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List”

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“I’m honoured to be nominated amongst such a group of actors and so proud for everyone involved with this first series of ‘Wallander.”  It was a huge team effort to produce ambitious television - existential angst and mystery in rural Sweden is not an easy pitch - but the public around the world has responded wonderfully, and I’m thrilled by the Academy’s recognition.”

--Kenneth Branagh, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Wallander: One Step Behind”

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“I’m thrilled for everyone connected to the show, but I’m especially excited for Jane, Jack and Tracy. It’s great working with the entire group and I’m grateful for the recognition of our work.”

--Alec Baldwin, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I am thrilled to be riding some very nice coat tails right now. We are all floored that the show is getting so much recognition. I blame Tina Fey.”

--Jack McBrayer, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I was overjoyed with my nomination, for what was it, ‘30 Rock??’ Because if I get lucky, it will give me yet again another opportunity to express my deepest feelings about ‘show business.’ Feelings that have been bottled up for 365 days.”

--Elaine Stritch, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I am thrilled and honored to represent ‘United States of Tara’ in this way! I really hope this helps to widen the audience for our show!”

--Toni Collette, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, “United States of Tara”

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“I am super pumped for some high octane heart thumping hardcore Emmy action!”

--Amy Poehler, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”

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“I am thrilled to be nominated amongst this talented group of actors and especially happy for my friend Christina that she is being recognized for her great work. I feel proud to be a part of this show and to work with an incredible group of creative minds who take chances and are being acknowledged for this today.”

--Mary-Louise Parker, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Weeds”

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“This year’s nomination means more to me than ever before. I’m incredibly happy and honored. Certainly it’s bittersweet- we no longer get to do the show that we love so much, but that doesn’t take away from the excitement and honor of this nomination. This is a wonderful recognition of what we created together every week.”

--Christina Applegate, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Samantha Who?”

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“I am honored and thrilled that both ‘30 Rock’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ have been recognized for their achievements with multiple Emmy nominations. It is a reflection on the incredibly talented people we have working on both of these shows.”

--Lorne Michaels, nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”

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“Unfortunately, Farrah is not here to appreciate the result of her bravery and creativity. But fortunately her 92-years-young father is here to bask in the glow of his daughter’s honor. When I shared the good news with him this morning, he demonstrated his usual dry wit and asked: ‘Is there any way for me to take credit for this?’  I told him he could take all the credit. Because he gave the world Farrah. He and Mrs. Fawcett were delighted.’”

--Craig J. Nevius, producer, nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction Special, “Farrah’s Story”

”’Weeds’ has provided me the opportunity to work with some of the most talented actors and writers I’ve ever met and it’s really an honor to be nominated for playing such a malicious, contemptable, totally outrageous, emotionally bankrupt character. I’m having a ball.”

--Elizabeth Perkins, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Weeds”

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”‘Dexter’ is such a well-crafted and exceptionally well-done show , They challenged me as an actor & it was an honor to work with that wonderfully creative team in front & behind the camera. Michael C Hall has created an iconic character that the audience roots for. His many Emmy noms are testament to his extraordinary work as an actor. I thank him for being a most generous acting partner. We helped each other take ‘leaps’ last season. THAT is what it really is all about for me in the end as an actor… that creative collaboration. I feel very blessed to have been part of ‘Dexter’ season #3 and this acknowledgement from my peers humbles me and excites me all at the same time.”

--Jimmy Smits, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, “Dexter”

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“We are all thrilled and honored to receive any kind of recognition and this, of course, is beyond our wildest expectations. There are a lot of motivations that keep us writing late into the night. One of them is our fear of Jack McBrayer’s violent outbursts. Another is the gratification that comes from being recognized by our peers.”

--Robert Carlock, nominated twice for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I am so crazy happy, I don’t even know what to say. To be included with all these other nominees is beyond an honor.”

--Kristin Wiig, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”

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“Here I am associated again with one of the best shows ever on television. I couldn’t be luckier — or happier.”

--Alan Alda, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I am absolutely thrilled to be recognized and included among such excellent company. I am also glad that both Elisabeth and John’s tremendous work was nominated, as well as the work of our incredibly talented crew. Finally, I would like to thank Tina Fey for allowing me to be the caboose on the freight train that is ‘30 Rock.’”

--Jon Hamm, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Mad Men,” and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“We love being ‘in’ at ‘Project Runway.’ And I can’t wait to have fun with our fellow nominees at the Emmys, watching ‘The Amazing Race’ pick up the prize yet again!”

--Heidi Klum, nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, “Project Runway,” also nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

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“I had no idea. When I woke up I saw I had all these voicemails on my phone and my heart sank. I was positive someone had died.”

--Sarah Silverman, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, “The Sarah Silverman Program”

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“I’m psyched for the nominations and flattered to be recognized, I love my day job and this is just icing on the cake!”

--Tom Colicchio, nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, “Top Chef”

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“Coco Chanel would be thrilled. She loved acknowledgment.”

--Shirley MacLaine, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, “Coco Chanel”

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“I am so surprised and deeply honored by the nomination. ‘Relative Stranger’ is a story that desperately cried out to be told, to make men aware how important it is to be in their children’s lives. I’m truly honored to be recognized by the Academy for this role.”

--Cicely Tyson, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “Relative Stranger”

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