‘Squid Game,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and More Stars and Producers React to Emmy Nominations: ‘Chrissy: This One’s for You!’

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The 2022 Emmy nominations arrived on Tuesday, with HBO’s “Succession” leading the pack with 25 nods. It was a big day for “Squid Game,” too, which became the first non-English language show to get a nomination for Outstanding Drama.

Stranger Things,” “Abbot Elementary,” “The White Lotus,” “Hacks” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” are some of the many shows recognized on Tuesday.

And here’s how all the stars, show creators, producers and more reacted:

Matt and Ross Duffer, Outstanding Drama Series, “Stranger Things”

“Thank you to the Television Academy for this amazing honor, and for supporting so many of the show’s behind-the-scenes artists. They are real-life wizards, and their passion is visible (or audible!) in every frame. Making this season was a challenging, epic ride for everyone on team Stranger, and to receive this kind of recognition at the end of the journey is truly special.”

Andrew Garfield, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series, “Under the Banner of Heaven”

“It is such an honor to have my work nominated alongside these incredible actors that I’m so inspired by. I’m so grateful to be a part of bringing Under the Banner of Heaven to the screen and to have been able to collaborate with this amazing crew, our producers, FX and most especially our insanely talented ensemble cast and our courageous, loving, heartful leader Dustin Lance Black. I share this honor with them.  Dustin crafted a story so personal and vital for this moment in American history – a reminder of the danger of fundamentalism, extremism and of the fragility of precious individual freedoms in the face of tyranny. May this cautionary tale remind us of our responsibilities to each other:  to live and let live with love and respect.”

Quinta Brunson, Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, “Abbott Elementary”

“What an honor to be nominated by the Television Academy. Creating this show has been the greatest gift and to have it recognized in this way is the dream. It’s a joy we get to share with the amazing people who watched our first season. None of this would be possible without my incredible, supportive EP’s Justin Halpern, Randall Einhorn & Patrick Schumacker, our incredible writers room, our insanely talented cast, and the hard-working teams at ABC and WBTV for helping to bring Abbott Elementary to life. Lastly, and most importantly, I want to thank teachers. Thanks for being our inspiration.”

Margaret Qualley, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, “Maid”

“Thank you so much for this huge honor! I am so lucky I got to help tell Stephanie Land’s story. For those of you who watched ‘Maid,’ it means the world to me that you let me into your home and endured the ride. I tried to give you my heart, and by watching, you gave me yours! This labor of love was brought to you by a whole lot of hard working friends and even family (thank you mom) So, the biggest thanks to the many hands that made ‘Maid.'”

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Norman Lear and Brent Miller, Outstanding Variety Special Live, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience”

“Thank you, Television Academy, for blessing us with another nomination for ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience.’ In addition to our fellow producers, we really want to thank our incredible cast for jumping into the shoes of those iconic characters of ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ and re-introducing them to a new generation of television viewers, while simultaneously celebrating the former producers, writers, cast and crew of the original productions.”

RuPaul Charles, Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program, Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

“As the basic human rights of LGBTQ+ people are being threatened once again, I want to thank our peers in the Television Academy for acknowledging the achievements of the beautiful and talented souls that work in front of and behind the cameras at RuPaul’s Drag Race.  Through the miracle of drag, our spectacular Season 14 queens have touched hearts and opened minds around the planet.  We will never take for granted the platform we’ve been given to tell authentic queer stories, and pledge to do everything in our power to continue to spread light, love, and laughter.  To our partners at World of Wonder, Paramount and VH1, thank you for having our backs every high-heeled step of the way.”

Lee Jung-Jae, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Squid Game”

“First, I would like to share my sincere gratitude. It is a tremendous honor to be nominated together with these brilliant actors. I would like to share this honor with the Squid Game fans around the world, who showed us endless love and support, and the Squid Game team, who worked very hard to make everything possible.”

Zendaya, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, “Euphoria” (via Instagram)

“Making this show with this cast and crew of the most incredibly talented people that I get the privilege of learning from everyday has been a highlight of my life. I’m so proud to work beside you and CONGRATULATIONS! I don’t have the words to express the love and gratitude I feel right now, all I can do is say thank you with all my heart! Thanks to everyone who connected with our show, it is an honor to share it with you. Thank you @samlev for everything you do, this show is what it is because of your heart, and thank you to @labrinth @marcellrev @hbo @a24for being the best creative collaborators. Lastly thank you to the @televisionacademy for this incredible acknowledgment. We out here Emmy nominated again y’all!!!”

Tony Shalhoub, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“It’s truly an honor to be acknowledged amongst this year’s incredible nominees. As we go into the final season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, I feel extraordinarily grateful to have worked alongside some of the best actors and people in the industry. Amy and Dan have created a series that will resonate with fans for years to come, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”

Jung Ho-yeon, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Squid Game”

“Thank you so much to the Television Academy for this nomination. It’s such an honor to be in this amazing group of people! I’m also so excited for Director Hwang and my co-stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Oh Young-soo and Lee You-mi. It’s incredible to be a part of a show that so many people love. I’m truly grateful for their support and guidance and especially to the viewers for showing us so much love. Thank you!”

Patricia Arquette, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Severance”

“I am happy and grateful to the Television Academy for recognizing ‘Severance’ in so many categories. Thank you to Apple TV+ for believing in our show. The whole experience of making ‘Severance’ has been a total joy, and I am thrilled to see my fellow nominees honored by our peers.”

Shawn Levy, Outstanding Drama Series, “Stranger Things”

“We took some big swings in Season 4. Inspired as always by the voice and vision of our Brothers Duffer, the ST cast and crew aimed to pull off storytelling that was more ambitious than we’ve ever tried before. Along the way, we were confident that if we could pull this story off, audiences would be rewarded with our most emotional and satisfying season yet. To have this season embraced by hundreds of millions of viewers around the world has been incredible, and to have it now acknowledged with these nominations from the Television Academy is so gratifying and thrilling. Chrissy: this one’s for you!”

Lily James, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, “Pam & Tommy”

“I feel so incredibly honoured and overwhelmed. Every single person who worked on this series poured their heart and soul into it, and I am so grateful to the Television Academy for this recognition. Sebastian, Seth, DV, Rob, Craig, and the entire cast and crew, I am so thrilled for your most deserved honours. Sharing this success makes this moment of celebration so unbelievably special.”

Amanda Seyfried, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, “The Dropout”

“You never know if people are going to watch what you make so the entire experience of making a movie or show exists in its own creative and crazy bubble. The Dropout was the most intense and surprisingly fun time and for it to be appreciated in this way sweetens the whole experience for me. I love celebrating this show and the brilliant people involved. I’m super happy right now.”

Mike White, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie and Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie, “White Lotus”

I am so stoked the Academy remembered us! Our cast and crew are so happy which makes me happy! Can’t wait to celebrate with them!”

Elle Fanning, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “The Great”

“I can’t put into words what “The Great” means to me. To be recognized for playing Catherine, a character who has shaped me personally in so many ways, is a moment I will never forget. And Jean, Quinta, Rachel, Kaley, and Issa, sharing this nomination with you makes it all the more meaningful. We are on set filming season 3 right now and my partner in comedy, Nicholas Hoult broke the news to me with the crew and my fellow cast mates by my side. Wouldn’t have wanted it any other way! Getting to celebrate alongside him, Fran di Mottola, the magician production designer who builds our transportive sets, and Sharon Long, our costume designer who adorns us in her glorious creations is truly special. But it all would be meaningless without Tony McNamara’s vision. His words and imagination are what bring us to work every day and push us to “greater” heights. HUZZAH ! Thank you to the Television Academy for this unbelievable honor!”

Rachel Brosnahan, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“Thanks to the Television Academy for the raddest birthday present! My friends and family better up their game…This season was a labor of love made while the world was on fire and we got to make each other laugh. This is the cherry on our sundae and wind in our sails as we finish our final season. Shoutout to our marvelous crew and fellow nominees!

David Collins, executive producer, Outstanding Structured Reality Program, “Queer Eye”

“It’s never been more paramount to tell and celebrate diverse stories that remind us how connected we all are. We’re humbled and honored to receive these six nominations today for the series, including one for our amazing hosts the Fab Five. We have incredible partners in Netflix and ITV who are committed to shining a spotlight on this groundbreaking series, allowing it to connect deeply amongst fans while continuing to elevate awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community.”

Nick Mohammed, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Ted Lasso”

“I already feel so honoured to be included on this list, but to be nominated alongside such friends/superstars as Brett Goldstein and Toheeb Jimoh is just the absolute dream. And how wonderful to see so much appreciation for the whole Ted Lasso family. Thank you TV Academy and Apple TV+!”

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Francesca Gregorini, director, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie“The Dropout”

“I am thrilled beyond measure to have been nominated for my directing work on The Dropout. It goes without saying that we are only as good as our collaborators, so I would like to acknowledge Liz Meriwether, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Showalter on their well-deserved nominations and all of the amazing talent in front and behind the camera.”

Christina Ricci, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Yellowjackets”

“I am so overwhelmed right now, the dedication from this cast and crew have made so many things possible. I want to thank Showtime for believing in the visions of Ashley, Bart and Jonathan and for their unwavering support of Yellowjackets. I’m so happy for the recognition that the series, it’s creatives, and my fellow co-stars received this morning!”

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Justin Halperin and Patrick Schumacker, Executive Producers, Outstanding Comedy Series, “Abbot Elementary”

“We are incredibly grateful and excited at these nominations. The entire cast, crew, and writing staff are some of the most talented people we’ve ever worked with. We are so thankful Quinta trusted us with helping her make this show and she deserves every accolade that comes her way. She is insanely good at everything she does. It’s frankly unnerving.

“We made Abbott because we wanted to make people laugh but also show the daily struggle teachers go through and the respect and admiration they deserve. We’re realizing now this reads like it was written by a PR robot but rest assured these were the original thoughts of two humans who are shockingly paid to write things.” 

Channing Dungey, Warner Bros. TV Chairman, “Abbott Elementary” (in addition to “Ted Lasso,” “The Voice” and “Maid,” among others)

“While it is true that every day is a blessing, let’s face it, some days are better than others! This is one of those days for all the incredibly talented writers, producers, casts, and crew members responsible for Warner Bros. Television Group’s nominated programs. We are so thrilled that Emmy voters have honored their outstanding work with a total of 44 nominations. Everyone at the Studio is so proud to have the opportunity to tell inclusive and innovative stories, and we are honored to work with the artists and network partners that helped to make these shows possible. And I’d also like to take a moment to salute the incomparable Quinta Brunson. With Abbott Elementary, she has created a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to public school teachers. Quinta had a singular vision for this show: to tell authentic stories of everyday heroes for a network television audience. And today she made history as the first Black woman to receive three Emmy nominations for a comedy series in a single year! We couldn’t be more excited for her accomplishments and for the entire Abbott team.”

J. Smith-Cameron, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series, “Succession”

“I am away at a remote little island in a lake in Canada. I’m at a kind of family reunion of my husband’s family – they lost both their beloved parents this year and this was their special place. It is a happy, loving occasion, though, in a physically beautiful unspoiled place. I am only able to get or send random texts, so I didn’t hear about my nomination for a while. I really didn’t expect it, but I’m absolutely thrilled – because I sort of started as a recurring character and we all collaborated into it being this wonderful, specific role that I’m delighted to play. The whole Succession cast is SUPERLATIVE and I’m thrilled that so many of us have been acknowledged. This is just a fantastic thrill! This show is absolutely a one-of-a-kind experience – Jesse is a raving genius and seems to have hired all the right people!”

Matthew MacFadyen, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series, “Succession”

“Delighted at the news! Thanks as always to Jesse and his team of extraordinary writers. But I really owe it all to Honeybadger and Sporus. They’ll know who they are.”

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk (Creator/Showrunner/Writer/Director), Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Director for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, “Squid Game”

“I feel so happy and honored that ‘Squid Game’ became the first non-English language series to be nominated for the Emmy Awards. I hope that Squid Game’s Emmy nominations will open up even more opportunities for the whole world to enjoy and appreciate each other’s content beyond the barriers of culture and language.”

Director Danny Strong (Showrunner/Writer), Outstanding Limited Series or Anthology, “Dopesick”

“Thank you to the Television Academy for honoring Dopesick with so many nominations. I’m so proud of the incredible group of artists who put their hearts and souls into telling this important story.”

Jeanie Bacharach, casting director, Outstanding Casting For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie, “The Dropout”

“Wow! So thrilled and honored to be among this group of incredibly talented casting directors. And I am so very happy for everyone involved in the show, and I am so proud of this outstanding cast. Thank you so much, Academy members!”

Co-creator John Hoffman, Outstanding Comedy Series, “Only Murders in the Building”

“Everyone in this amazing Building of ours poured their hearts into making something that might connect and lift the spirits — even though there might be a murder or two in there. Now, to feel the love back from the Academy and to celebrate so many in our crazily talented team this morning is beyond an honor and it means the world to all of us, I know.”

Co-showrunner Stefani Robinson (Executive Producer/Writer), Outstanding Comedy Series, “What We Do in the Shadows”

“What awesome news to wake up to this morning — I am deeply honored and grateful to the Television Academy for this recognition. I am also extremely proud of the hard work that goes into ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ and share these nominations with our incredible cast, crew, FX, and everyone involved with bringing this freaky show to life. ‘Bat!'”

Liz Meriwether, EP/Showrunner, Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series, “The Dropout”

“I am floored and honored this morning by the six Emmy nominations for The Dropout.  I am not good at making statements– and I can’t lower my voice, because this is written.  I’ll just say thank you– to the writers, directors, crew, executives– thank you to all the people who put their heart and soul into telling this story about the importance of science, about the importance of truth, about the importance of journalism and bureaucracy in the middle of a pandemic.  And thank you so much to the people who watched and championed this show.  There was so much incredible television made this year under very difficult circumstances, and I feel so lucky to be a part of this creative moment.  Thank you to every crew member, actor, director, writer who put on a mask and went to work this year.  And thank you for listening and watching.”

Sydney Sweeney, Outstanding Supporting Actress for “The White Lotus” and “Euphoria”

“What a morning! Thank you so much to the @televisionacad for my Emmy nominations! It’s an honor to know that both Olivia and Cassie have connected with so many. I’m so proud of both these shows and grateful to everybody that’s been apart of them. But most importantly mom, I love you, we did it through the ups and downs!

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Alexandra Daddario, Jennifer Coolidge, Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton and Jake Lacy, Outstanding Supporting Actors in a Limited or Anthology Series, “The White Lotus”

“It is such an honor to be nominated for my first Emmy! I just cried so much in front of a bunch of people! Thank you so much to the Television Academy for honoring not only myself, but my fellow cast mates and Mike White. I am so proud of this show and will be forever grateful to have had this opportunity and to work alongside such incredible people and to have been stranded at this resort together.”

Coolidge: “It’s so thrilling. An incredible surprise. The other girls in The White Lotus are nominated, too and I love those girls, they’re the greatest group and so talented. It feels like Christmas today!”

Bartlett: “Thank you to the Television Academy for this recognition, I’m beyond thrilled!! Stepping into the vision of the extraordinarily brilliant Mike White was an absolute blast and I’m so happy to see Mike, my wonderful castmates, and so many of our talented White Lotus team being recognized for their fantastic work. Special love and thanks to HBO for their amazing support. This is an exciting day!”

Britton: “I am so f—ing thrilled to have been a part of the incredible group of people who put together the amazing White Lotus! And, I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: Mike White, Mike White, Mike White. To be able to do a show that gets under the skin of the culture in such a creative and insightful way is an honor and a dream.”

Lacy: “This is truly the most fantastic surprise, and I am shocked! I feel so lucky to have been a part of The White Lotus, and I am thrilled for my castmates who also got recognized. Playing Shane Patton this season was extremely special, and I am truly honored. Thank you to Mike White, HBO and thank you to the Academy.”

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Michael Showalter, Director/EP, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie, “The Dropout”

“I am so honored and thrilled to have been nominated for this award. I want to congratulate all my fellow nominees, especially my colleague Francesca Gregorini. I want to congratulate and thank Liz Meriwether “I am so honored and thrilled to have been nominated for this award. I want to congratulate all my fellow nominees, especially my colleague Francesca Gregorini. I want to congratulate and thank Liz Meriwether for her incredible writing and for giving us the opportunity to direct her brilliant scripts. I also want to thank Searchlight TV, 20th TV and Hulu for their partnership and steadfast guidance throughout this process. And of course, our amazing cast and the phenomenal Amanda Seyfried whose performance was a joy to see take shape every day.”

Blake Neely, Outstanding Music Composition for A Series, “The Flight Attendant”

“I am beyond thrilled to be nominated for The Flight Attendant for an incredible second time! The show has been career-changing for me, which I owe completely to the trust of Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Steve Yockey, Kaley Cuoco, Natalie Chaidez and everyone at Warner Bros and HBO Max for allowing me to continue to expand on a crazy musical idea I had. All aspects of the show are so brilliantly executed that it makes my job almost effortless and extremely fun. Special thanks to my peers in the Academy for this vote of confidence to keep pushing my own limits.”

Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, “Yellowjackets”

“To say that we are thrilled, humbled, and a little starstruck to be recognized by the Television Academy amongst these outstanding series and artists is an understatement. Our hearts are beating a little fast right now — but more than anything, we’re grateful to the incredible collaborators with whom we share these nominations. This is a team sport (see what we did there?), and we truly wouldn’t be here without our fiercely supportive partners at Showtime and eOne, our beloved fellow EPs Drew Comins and Karyn Kusama, our brilliant and courageous cast, our amazing crew — who braved the Canadian wilderness with passion, commitment, and inspiring artistry — and of course, our dedicated Citizen Detectives. Thank you for recognizing our weird cannibal show. You’ve absolutely made our year.”

Christopher McDonald, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, “Hacks”

“I’ve got to say that this is a real career highlight! And it’s made even more special  by the fact that it came from being in a series headed by my brilliant pal, Jean Smart. No words except thank, thank you, thank you….”

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Adrien Brody, Outstanding Guest Actor, “Succession”

“Thank you to the Television Academy for this incredible recognition and to HBO, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick for inviting me to be a part of such meaningful work. I am a huge fan of ‘Succession’ and beyond thrilled to have been included in such an extraordinary show. I’m grateful to share this honor with the brilliant cast and crew of Succession, and the fantastic writers who shaped the character, making him so fun to play. A special thank you and congratulations to Adam, Jesse, Brian, and Jeremy.”

Arian Moayed, Outstanding Guest Actor, “Succession”

“I’m just over the moon excited to be nominated for playing Stewy Hosseini in “Succession.” I’m thrilled that my first nomination came because of the brain of Jesse Armstrong and the incredible team he has assembled.”

Cathy Yan, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, “Succession”

“Thank you to the Academy. I had an absolute blast directing on my favorite show and am so honored to be nominated with this talented group. It’s a privilege to have worked with Jesse Armstrong, Mark Mylod and the incredible cast and crew of Succession. It was the highlight of my pandemic.”

Colman Domingo, nominated for Guest Actor, “Euphoria”

“I cried today. Because I know so many people wanted this nomination for me. I am not a jaded person but I do know not to ‘want’ for awards. It can leave you heartbroken. But I wanted this nomination. I wanted this for Euphoria, a show that is trying to save lives. I wanted this for every person on that set who pours so much love and creativity into what we are making. I wanted this for Sam who writes so brilliantly for me and directs me with such care and brotherhood. I wanted this acknowledgment for the Ali’s in the world. The ordinary brothers who are trying to overcome many hurdles and do some good in the world. I wanted this for everyone who has reached out to me and said, thank you for your portrayal of Ali. He saved my life. I am proud to be an actor and I am so very proud to be in such exquisite company.”

Tom Pelphrey, nominated for Guest Actor, “Ozark”

“This is such an awesome surprise. Ozark was an incredible experience, I’m forever grateful for the opportunity and for Jason, Laura, Chris Mundy, Alexa Fogel, and the whole Ozark family. Ben will live in my heart always- it was an honor to play such a beautiful, complicated character.”

Bowen Yang, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”

“What an honor! SNL is the most wonderful convocation of talents and people and I share this with all the cast, writers and crew. I was on a plane watching ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ when I found out because I am a company man. Stream Peacock now.”

Anthony Carrigan, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Barry”

“To be on such a special show like Barry is already the greatest gift, but this takes it to the next level. It’s an honor to be nominated alongside so many incredible actors. Feeling a lot of gratitude right now…”

Creator David Collins, Outstanding Structured Reality Program, “Queer Eye”

“It’s never been more paramount to tell and celebrate diverse stories that remind us how connected we all are. We’re humbled and honored to receive these six nominations today for the series, including one for our amazing hosts the Fab Five. We have incredible partners in Netflix and ITV who are committed to shining a spotlight on this groundbreaking series, allowing it to connect deeply amongst fans while continuing to elevate awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community.”

Director Ron Howard and subject Jose Andres, Outstanding Cinematography for a Non-Fiction Program and Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special, “We Feed People”  

Howard: “This journey on “We Feed People,” has been so eye-opening. We are beyond thrilled by this incredible recognition from our peers. This honor is an extraordinary acknowledgment of the tremendous work of José Andrés and his team at World Central Kitchen. This film, at its core, is a story about volunteerism and all the good that can happen when we come together as one community. Their mission is inspiring and gives hope for our humanity. It is a true privilege for me and our team at Imagine Documentaries to share this honor with the team on this film, our cinematographers Kris Kaczor, Sebastian Lindstrom, Alicia Sully and National Geographic.”

Andres: “I never imagined such a beautiful film would one day be made about World Central Kitchen, paying tribute to the countless men and women who have joined us to always be there in emergencies around the world with a hot plate of food. This incredible honor is for all of them…and of course for Ron, his team at Imagine Documentaries, and the people of National Geographic, who have done an amazing job capturing the heart of not just what we do, or where we go, but why we show up.  Each of us can ask that simple question, “What can I do?”  People everywhere can use their know-how in their community to join whatever organization responds to what they care about.  Even in our darkest times, this is the light, showing others we care.  Without empathy, nothing works.  With it, imagine what is possible?”

Co-directors and executive producers Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, “George Carlin’s American Dream”

“We are honored by the nominations and thrilled that George Carlin’s voice continues to resonate. We need him now more than ever.”

RuPaul Charles, Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

“As the basic human rights of LGBTQ+ people are being threatened once again, I want to thank our peers in the Television Academy for acknowledging the achievements of the beautiful and talented souls that work in front of and behind the cameras at RuPaul’s Drag Race. Through the miracle of drag, our spectacular Season 14 queens have touched hearts and opened minds around the planet. We will never take for granted the platform we’ve been given to tell authentic queer stories, and pledge to do everything in our power to continue to spread light, love, and laughter. To our partners at World of Wonder, Paramount and VH1, thank you for having our backs every high-heeled step of the way.”

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Abbott Elementary”

“I am so deeply honored and completely overwhelmed with an abundance of gratitude that comes with this recognition. Thank you to the Television Academy for the delicious honor of being nominated in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category, alongside the most talented and hilarious actors of today. Thank you Emmy voters for this great compliment, and thank you to Quinta Brunson for the opportunity of a lifetime. It has been a joy and a blessing to portray Mrs. Barbara Howard on screen and honor the thousands of educators she represents across the country in doing so. Thank you again!“

Hannah Einbinder, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Hacks”

“When I think about the work the incredible women in this category have done, I’m so deeply humbled to be among them. It really is an honor just to be nominated!”

Brett Goldstein, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Ted Lasso”

Holy f—ing f—, this is f—ing insane! For this to happen once is magic, but twice is a miracle. I’m so honoured to be included on this list of legends including two of my special Greyhounds! This is truly incredible. There has been so much love for this show and I feel unbelievably lucky to be a part of such a beautiful and talented team. What a ride. I don’t know what to say. I’m really trying to learn to swear less. Golly gee. Is that better? Ah, who the f— am I kidding, thank you to the Academy. This is f—ing amazing.”

Hannah Waddingham, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Ted Lasso”

“Well there’s certainly an ocean of happy tears in the AFC Richmond camp tonight! I’m particularly so chuffed and proud of our newest Greyhound Emmy nominees…just as it should be. I’m genuinely speechless about the love flowing our way…that’s all I can muster right now! Thank you so much to the Television Academy for making all our dreams come true! #youbelievedinbelieve”

Nathan Lane and Jane Lynch, nominated for Guest Actor/Actress, “Only Murders in the Building”

Lane: “I couldn’t be happier or more thrilled by this nomination. My great thanks to everyone involved especially the director Cherien Dabis and the writers of The Boy From 6B, Stephen Markley and Ben Phillipe, our great crew, the brilliant John Hoffman, and most importantly, Steve, Marty, and Selena who make for the happiest set in town. I was sad not to see James Caverly’s name among the nominees since he gave such a beautiful performance but I will think of this as a nomination for both of us since we worked so closely together. Thank you again and my thanks to the whole Murders family.”

Lynch: “How thrilled am I to have been a part of the best of the best? This nomination is the delicious cherry on top of a beautiful cake.”

Director Cherien Dabis, “Only Murders in the Building”

“I’m speechless! Which I guess is appropriate because I’ve been nominated for a silent episode! Seriously though, I’m beyond thrilled. This is particularly special because this episode is so unique, inventive and ambitious. I’m incredibly grateful to the writers and show-runner / co-creator John Hoffman and Hulu for boldly taking a risk on a dialogue-free episode of a half hour comedy and for inviting me on to do such meaningful work. I’m grateful to actor James Caverly who challenged me to think deeply about visually crafting the episode with a deaf audience in mind. I’m so excited to share this recognition with the absolutely brilliant cast and crew! Thanks so much to the Television Academy for this tremendous honor.”

Costume designer Dana Covarrubias, “Only Murders in the Building”

“I am beyond thrilled and excited to be nominated for a Contemporary Costumes Emmy. Thank you to the Television Academy for this exhilarating honor! Designing costumes for Only Murders In The Building has been a dream come true from the start- from working with icons Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez- to creating along side our stellar producers and show runners Dan Fogelman, John Hoffman, and Jess Rosenthal. I am supported by an unbelievably talented Costume and Wardrobe team on this show and I am beyond thrilled for our work to be recognized. Thank you!”

Composer Siddhartha Khosla, “Only Murders in the Building” main title theme and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, “This Is Us”

“I’m humbled that my peers in the Academy thought so highly of the work. Both This Is Us and Only Murders in the Building have become such iconic shows and I’m grateful for the opportunities these shows have given me.”

Creator-writer Austin Winsberg, Outstanding TV Movie, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas”

“Wow! This is such a huge and unexpected honor! Thank you to the Emmy voters! Thank you to the tremendous cast and crew who put this entire movie together in no-time flat. Thank you to our amazing partners at Lionsgate for always believing in and sticking with Zoey’s. And thank you to our friends and supporters at Roku for giving us a home and allowing Zoey to continue on her extraordinary journey! My heart is filled with songs at this moment!!!!”

James Lance, nominated for Guest Actor, “Ted Lasso”

“I’m on our first ever family holiday with our little boy, so today was already a doozy. But Hannah Waddingham just Facetimed me kinda cry/laughing with this extraordinary news. I told her I love her. I’m kinda cry/laughing now too because this is beyond my wildest dreams. I’m over the moon. What a day for my wonderful Ted Lasso family.”