The 2011 Emmy Nominations were announced today and Mad Men led the pack with an impressive 19 nominations. Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family also did amazing with 18 and 17 nominations respectively.
Stars are reacting to the Emmy nominations to Hollyscoop. Here’s what they had to say about this very exciting morning:
“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, Outstanding Actor in a Drama for ‘Mad Men’
“I didn't know what was happening, I had absolutely no idea I got completely confused because they were prompting me with to read. When I saw my name and I didn't know why Joshua [Jackson] was reading my name then I saw my show name and I was like ‘what's happening?’. I literally didn't know what was happening and when I figured out what I thought was happening I couldn't get my breathe everything got loud I kept humming in my ears ‘oh god please don't pass out.’ I have no memory after that I was shocked and overwhelmed.”
--Melissa McCarthy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for 'Mike & Molly'
"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, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for 'Mildred Pierce'
“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, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for ‘Big Bang Theory’
“I’m very grateful to the Academy and I’m looking forward to Season 6 of 30 Rock.”
--Alec Baldwin, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy for '30 Rock'
"I’m honored to be considered and very proud of our show. Everyone worked so hard, and I’m even more excited about the writing nomination for Jeffrey and David. They definitely deserve it. I’m looking forward to going back to work soon on season two. It’s going to be a blast."
--Matt LeBlanc, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy for 'Episodes'
"I am going to sit here in shock and celebrate that I am working with three wonderful women - Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick."
--Betty White, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for 'Hot in Cleveland'
"All the coffee in Columbia could not catch my brain up to my heart’s pace this morning – I couldn’t possibly be more thrilled / honored /touched at the news of this nomination. And I am absolutely ecstatic that the show itself and everyone’s hard work there has been recognized as well."
--Johnny Galecki, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 'Big Bang Theory'