emmys 2014 reactions gi Emmys 2014: Nominee reactions

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced and you can view the full list of nominees here. Whether you agree with the picks or not, those who have been recognized are excited. Below check out the reactions from the nominees.
Matthew McConaughey, Lead Actor in a Drama for “True Detective”
“I am honored to be nominated with such a talented field of actors. This is a tremendous category filled with some riveting performances. Thank you for this recognition.”
Lizzy Caplan, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for “Masters of Sex”
“I can safely say that this is one of the few phone calls a person WANTS to get at an ungodly hour. I am shocked and thrilled and SHOCKED and really, really excited. Did I mention I’m shocked? Because I am SHOCKED. Champagne before 6 am is ok, right?”
Ricky Gervais, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for “Derek”
“I am over the moon. I cannot wait to fly to LA to see Louis CK win. Genuinely though, I am absolutely thrilled.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for “Veep”
“This is an embarrassment of riches, and boy, am I happy to be embarrassed.”
Tony Hale, “Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Veep”
“I got the news while in Alabama visiting family. This wouldn’t be possible without ‘Veep’s’ extraordinary writers, ensemble and crew.  Between the nomination and all the fried food, I’m in heaven!!”
Anna Chlumsky, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for “Veep”
“Thank you very much! I was actually about to take a little morning nap, because I had already been up for a few hours with my daughter. I was like, ‘Oh, do I do yoga, or do I nap, or do I do both?’ And so I was planning on doing both, and really, I was just about to put my head on the pillow and then my phone rang.” [EW]
Kerry Washington, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for “Scandal”
“I’m so honored to be nominated. And so thrilled for Joe Morton and Kate Burton! I’m crazy grateful that the TV Academy has acknowledged our show in these ways.”
Colin Hanks, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries of Movie for “Fargo”

Robin Wright, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for “House of Cards”
“I’m so proud to be a part of such a consistently brilliant show as ‘House of Cards.’ I’m  thrilled that we have been recognized and I want to thank the academy for this great honor.”

Lena Dunham, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for “Girls”
“It’s an honor to be recognized with this incredible group of fierce and funny women. This list of nominees would also be the list for the best dinner party in history. Many thanks to the academy and to HBO.”
Laverne Cox, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Coimedy for “Orange Is the New Black”

Michelle Dockery, Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama for “Downton Abbey”
“I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated again. I am on set today filming series 5 so, Lady Mary has a smile on her face for a change!”
Jim Carter, Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama for “Downton Abbey”
“I am very proud of the nominations across the board especially our craft nominations. This shows the incredible hard work behind the scenes that goes in to making the show. And for myself, it’s great news we have equal nominations between above and below stairs, I am so delighted”
Joanne Froggatt, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for “Downton Abbey”
“I am totally thrilled! To be nominated in the same category as these brilliant actresses is such an honour. I couldn’t be happier. Amazing news! Thank you so much!” 
Maggie Smith, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for “Downton Abbey”
“I am so glad you love Violet so much, these nominations keep Violet from kicking the bucket.”

Jon Voight, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for “Ray Donovan”
“It’s a very prestigious nomination and I’m very grateful for it.  Last night, I watched the first episode of the new season and I’m reminded of the good work from everyone — the writing, the cast.  I’m so happy the show will be represented at the Emmys this year.  All those people who have been waiting for the new season will see it on Sunday at 9pm, and I think they will have a great ride this year.  I’m proud to be a part of this group.” 
William H. Macy, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for “Shameless”
“I am thrilled and a bit shocked to be nominated. And when I look at the other nominations I’m humbled. But I’ve always felt that liver failure brought on by acute alcoholism could be really, really funny.” 
Matt LeBlanc, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for “Episodes”
“Wow it’s early…it’s still dark outside but thank you to The Academy! I’m truly honored to represent a project I’m so very proud of. And equally thrilled that our writers Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane were also nominated.”
Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a COmedy for “Nurse Jackie”
“What an exciting way to start the summer! Beyond my wildest dreams – the response we’ve had to our dysfunctional ER and it’s inhabitants. So thrilled to be recognized by this industry.”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for “Dancing on the Edge”
“I am delighted to be recognized by the Emmys for a role in a project that I am incredibly proud of.  Working with Stephen Poliakoff and this amazing ensemble cast and getting to play such an extraordinary character was a tremendous experience.”
Jimmy Fallon, Host of 5-time nominee “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Jane Lynch, Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for “Hollywood Game Night”
“I’m so thrilled with this nomination! I adore working on ‘Hollywood Game Night’ and all the great people who make it possible.”
Jenji Kohan, creator and executive producer of 13-time nominee “Orange Is the New Black”
“Who says crime doesn’t pay? On behalf of everyone at Orange is the New Black, we are honored by this recognition from the Academy. This show is a labor of love for everyone involved, from our writers, producers, cast and crew to our prison food experts, screwdriver handlers and cockroach wranglers. We’re thrilled that Academy members have fallen in love with our felons as much as we have. And I’m especially thrilled for Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox. Their nominations are a tribute to their talent and the humor, depth and humanity they’ve brought to these characters.”
Beau Willimon, Showrunner and executive producer, “House of Cards”
The entire cast, crew and production team is thrilled by our nominations. We all found out while lighting our first set-up of the day here in Maryland, and the news made the set even brighter.  It’s an honor to receive so much recognition from our peers in the TV Academy. I’m particularly happy for Kevin and Robin – the two stars which which bring such radiance to our show. And equally excited by all of the nominations for Netflix. They’ve changed the TV landscape and we’re proud to be on their team.  
Armando Iannucci, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for “Veep”:
“When I got the news last night from a friend of mine in the NSA, I couldn’t believe it. But this announcement confirms it. This is great news for the show, the cast, the writers and the crew.”
Bear McCreary for Outstanding Main Titles for “Black Sails”
“I knew when I had the chance to team up once again with showrunner Jonathan E. Steinberg and the supportive team at STARZ that they would push me to write something unusual for this unique pirate drama. When I dusted off my hurdy gurdy and started writing a heavy metal sea shanty, I never imagined that one day it would be nominated for an Emmy! I am thrilled and grateful for this recognition, and to be in such stellar company as my fellow nominees.”
Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau, Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for “The Spoils of Babylon”
“On behalf of the ‘Spoils of Babylon’ main title team (including vocalist Steve Lawrence, and lyricists Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele) we are thrilled to be a part of this amazing process!  We are honored to be nominated alongside such cool cats as the other composers in this category. It gives us a great excuse to clean up and get out of the studio!”
Fred Armisen, Best Supporting Actor for “Portlandia”

“It really is an honor to be nominated. I am such a huge fan of all of the nominees.”

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