Stars React To Emmy Nominations

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning, and this year’s nominees are over the moon with excitement!

“I am completely beside myself with joy that Mildred Pierce has received such tremendous acknowledgment!!!! I am incredibly proud to be a part of this great production. And especially thrilled for Todd Haynes today. All these nominations are thanks to his remarkable direction and generosity.”
- Kate Winslet, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “Mildred Pierce”

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“I am beyond thrilled that our show has achieved such recognition from the Academy. It is testament to the hard work of all our cast and crew and indicative of the pride we take in making each episode. Additionally, I’m very excited to be included in such an amazing group of individuals for lead actor. All in all a great morning.”
-Jon Hamm, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Mad Men”

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“After all of these years in the industry, I am so touched and honored to be nominated for the first time for an Emmy Award – especially on such a great show that I look forward to coming to everyday.”
- Ed O’Neill, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Modern Family”

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“I’m very grateful to the Academy and I’m looking forward to Season 6 of 30 Rock.”
- Alec Baldwin, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I thought, ‘Wait until I tell Pontiac.’ My dog is wagging his tail.”
-Seven-time Emmy winner Betty White, nominated for Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Hot in Cleveland.”

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“I am happy to be included in such a funny group of women, and hope the Emmy is ultimately decided by a series of high-pressure penalty kicks, World Cup Style.”
- Amy Poehler, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Parks and Recreation”

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“I am so proud for the show, I am so proud for the cast, and I am truly humbled and honored to be nominated once again. This is a special moment to be part of something as universally appreciated as the show is, and it’s a testament to our writers, cast and crew.”
- Eric Stonestreet, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Modern Family”

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“Firstly, may I say how much more civilized it is to hear the nominations while on the east coast, where they occur AFTER 8am?

Secondly, I am over the moon that our show was nominated. I am so proud to be a part of the Big Bang Theory always - so this chance for the whole team to be recognized and celebrate together is really thrilling. And, finally, I am so damn happy for Johnny Galecki. We have worked side by side for over four years now so believe me when I tell you how richly deserved this is for him.”
-Jim Parsons, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “Big Bang Theory”

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“I’m grateful to the TV Academy and so proud to be sharing this nomination with Ed, Jesse, Eric, Julie and Sofia. I love them all inappropriately. I want to congratulate Chris and Steve who run this ship, along with the rest of our huge “Modern Family,” family. I would like to propose that these awards be settled by feats of strength. I would still lose to everyone, including both Chris Colfer and Jon Cryer, but it would be worth it to see us all in singlets.”
-Ty Burrell, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Modern Family”

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“This has been such an amazing morning for me! I am extremely honored to be nominated in 2 categories. Luther has been such a passion project for me and working on the Big C was a great time. Also, my daughter told me I am going to be as famous as the guy from Twilight.”
- Idris Elba, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Luther”

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“It’s such an honor to be nominated. What a nice surprise. This was my first experience working in Television and I am so proud to have been a part of Dexter and to be in such good company with my fellow nominees”.
- Julia Stiles, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Dexter”

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“At a time in television where such extraordinary performances are being given, I’m just grateful to be included. Humbled and grateful.”
-Walton Goggins, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, “Justified”

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“I am thrilled and honored to be in the company of such talented women.”
- Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Nurse Jackie”

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“I can’t believe that all 6 of us have been nominated. I am thrilled for my fellow cast mates and am truly humbled by the nomination. I’m particularly excited for Ed O’Neill who has received a much over due nod.”
-Jesse Tyler Ferguson, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Modern Family”

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