scandal emmy nomination 2013 Emmy Awards: Kerry Washington, Jimmy Fallon, Aaron Paul, Tony Hale and more react to their nominations

The 2013 Emmy nominations are in (check out the full list here), and whether you’re pleasantly delighted at a surprise nom, royally angry at a snub, etc. the honored stars have already started sharing their reactions to the news. Check out who said what about the nominations: 

Kerry Washington, Outstanding Actress in a Drama for “Scandal”

Jimmy Fallon, Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Connie Britton, Outstanding Actress in a Drama for “Nashville”

“This morning definitely caught me by surprise. I’m incredibly flattered. And one of our songs was nominated! Really more than anything I am so grateful to the Academy and they’ve been so supportive with me and I took this great risk for this role. Singing was a big part of the risk — playing a character who sang her entire life when I haven’t been singing.”

Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for “Breaking Bad”

Jane Krakowski, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy 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!”

Tony Hale, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for “Veep”

“The Big Bang Theory,” Outstanding Comedy

Don Cheadle, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy 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 members.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy 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.”

“Scandal,” Outstanding Actress in a Drama, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama

Mayim Bialik, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for “The Big Bang Theory”

Vera Farmiga, Outstanding Actress in a Drama for “Bates Motel”

“It is such an honor to be recognized by the Academy and in the company of such brilliant women. I’m grateful to Carlton, Kerry and Anthony for gifting me with the opportunity to play such a complex woman and for breathing new life into the iconic Norma Bates.”

Carrie Preston, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for “The Good Wife”

Jim Parsons, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy for “The Big Bang Theory”

“I’m very happy for the show’s nomination. It reflects the writers and producers — they really are the reason for the season. It would be a joy to be part of the winning series, but for them I’d really relish to get the chance to see them — Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, Bill Prady and all writers. We’ll see! It’ll keep it exciting.”

Allison Holker, Best Choreography with Derek Hough for “Dancing With the Stars”

“It is absolutely & completely surreal. I love that I’m nominated with someone I look up to & admire so much, Derek Hough. He’s a huge inspiration. And to be alongside such amazing choreographers (who I’ve also danced for!) is such an overwhelming, humbling & beautiful moment.”

Dot-Marie Jones, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy for “Glee”

Tim Gunn, Outstanding Reality Show Host with Heidi Klum for “Project Runway”

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