The 65th 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:
Amy Poehler, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for "Parks and Recreation": I appreciate the nominations. I love my job. But nice try, guys. I'm not falling for this old trick again.
Sofia Vergara, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Modern Family": I better not finish this cheesecake then.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for "Modern Family": I'm thrilled and honestly surprised by this nomination today! I just got off the phone with Eric Stonestreet who was the first to congratulate me. Congrats to Ed, Ty, Sofia, Julie, Chris Lloyd, Steve Levitan, Nathan Lane and our amazing director Gail Mancuso on their nominations as well. We are all so grateful and lucky to have this job and days like this make for an embarrassment of riches. I'm also thrilled to see two of my favorite actors, Tony Hale and Adam Driver receive first time nominations.
Don Cheadle, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "House Of Lies": Given all the hilarious film work I've done, from Traffic to Crash to Flight, it's nice to finally be recognized as the comic genius I am. Thank you, Academy member.
Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for "Nurse Jackie": It's a huge honor - genuinely exciting to be among these women in my category. These are actresses I've watched and loved for years.
Jimmy Kimmel, Outstanding Variety Series for "Jimmy Kimmel Live": It just goes to show you - good things happen to bad people.
Jimmy Fallon, Outstanding Variety Series for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon": Honored to be nominated for an Emmy this morning. Takes the sting away from being snubbed by the ESPYs last night.
Mayim Bialik, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Big Bang Theory": I am legitimately in shock and beyond honored to be nominated for the second year in a row alongside the inspirational Jim Parsons and our fantastically written show. I can't begin to express how shocked I am to be nominated with such an impressive group of women. Wow. Now I have to find a dress.
Mark Burnett, Outstanding Reality Competition for "The Voice": What a tremendous year we have had at 'The Voice' and this is a great reward. Our entire Voice family deserves all the kudos for a great show every week.
Mark Burnett & Roma Downey, Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie for "The Bible": We are honored that our peers have nominated The Bible for an Emmy. We are thrilled we get to share this nomination with our tremendous cast and crew from all around the world who worked so hard with us to bring the epic story of the Bible to the screen.
Alec Baldwin, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "30 Rock": It's days like this that make me miss '30 Rock.' Many thanks to everyone that nominated me.
Jane Krakowski, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "30 Rock": This is such an incredible way to celebrate '30 Rock's' final season. I can't wait to go to the Emmys with my cast mates and dance like no one's watching!
Emilia Clarke, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "Game of Thrones": Wow! It is such a huge honor to be recognized by the Academy and to be among such a brilliant group of women. I am thrilled for Peter, Diana, David and Dan, HBO and the entire cast and crew of Game of Thrones. I can't begin to tell you how proud I am to go to work every day with this incredible team who has become a second family. I am so grateful to David and Dan for taking a chance on me and giving me the privilege of being the mother of dragons. Yer chomoe anhaan. Jin ha Khalaan, shekh ma shieraki anni. (That's "You do honor to me. This is for the Khal - my sun and stars" in Dothraki.)
Bryan Cranston, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for "Breaking Bad": Taking nothing for granted, this Emmy nomination - and that of my fellow Breaking Bad family, is as sweet as ever. I'm very grateful for the recognition.
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