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Stars React to Their 2018 Emmy Nominations!

Published on July 12th, 2018 | Updated on July 12th, 2018 | By FanFest

The 2018 Emmy nominees were officially announced today and despite the many snubs and surprises, there was much to celebrate in the world of television! Check out some of the tweets and statements the nominees made today after receiving the big news!

Jason Bateman, Ozark

“I couldn’t have asked for a more talented, dedicated and tasteful group of people to work alongside on OZARK. Every person, in every department, has a hand in earning these Emmy nominations and we are so grateful that the Academy, and the public, has found and embraced our show. A big thank you from all of us.”

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

“12 nominations for our show!! I love this cast and crew so much and I’m beyond thrilled to see how much ‘Stranger Things’ has been embraced by our peers and The Academy. It’s incredibly special and rewarding. I’m the luckiest girl….””

Tituss Burgess, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

“I was going through security at the airport when I heard the wonderful news. I am so grateful to work amongst such an incredibly talented cast and crew. Thank you to the Academy, to my wonderful Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt family, and to the TSA at LAX airport! What an honor!”

Nickolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

“Today my family and I start our summer vacation in Greenland. Our flight was rerouted due to bad weather. Just landed 1 hour further north and got this crazy Emmy nom news. An unexpected and unbelievable reason to celebrate tonight. Congrats to all involved with thrones. Skål!!”

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Justin Hartley, This Is Us

Dan Fogelman, This Is Us

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Darren Criss, American Crime Story

Ricky Martin, American Crime Story

Edgar Ramirez, American Crime Story 

“I am so touched by this nomination. Portraying Gianni Versace, has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life, and I am so happy, so proud and so grateful for the enormous recognition the show has received. I am so humbled to share this joy and honor with such talented artists, who are more than friends, they are now my family.”

Penelope Cruz, American Crime Story

“What a great honor to be nominated alongside this incredible group of women. I am very grateful to the Television Academy, to Ryan Murphy and our amazing cast and crew. Donatella Versace is someone I really respect and admire and stepping into her shoes was a very inspiring adventure for me.”

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

“I’m a little dumbstruck and elated! The nomination is a reflection of great production values, prescient and powerful writing, assured directing and working alongside an extraordinary team of actors as well as those behind the camera who elevate me! Today I’ve got a skip in my step. I thank the voters for embracing the darker complexity of Gilead.”

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

“I am so excited for everyone in The Handmaid’s Tale who has been recognized and am thrilled to be standing alongside of them. I’m so grateful to Bruce Miller and the writing team for the extraordinary storyline this season and to the academy voters for the recognition.”

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

“What a morning! So grateful to the Academy for recognizing my work on The Handmaid’s Tale but I am completely BLOWN AWAY by the 20 nominations the show has received! I’m so proud of my amazingly talented castmates who were recognized – Ann, Alexis, Yvonne, Joe, Samira, Cherry and Kelly – and equally elated for our wonderful crew who work tirelessly to make the show so special. Working on The Handmaid’s Tale has been such a rewarding experience. To have it acknowledged in this way makes it all the more sweet.”

Allison Janney, Mom

“I’d like to thank the Television Academy once again for this wonderful honor. I’m looking forward to getting back into production on Season Six of Mom and playing with Anna, Jaime, Mimi, Beth and all of our amazing cast on the show. Congratulations to all the nominees this morning!”

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

“I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination. I am thrilled for Phoebe Waller Bridge’s nomination and for the entire cast/crew of Killing Eve. I share this moment with my community. PS. I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied.”

Antoni Porowski, Queer Eye

Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Karamo Brown, Queer Eye

Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live!

Ted Danson, The Good Place

“It’s truly an honor to be nominated, and especially nice not to be the oldest person in the category. Thanks, Larry.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Alison Brie, Glow

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Bill Hader, Barry

“We couldn’t be more thrilled. Insanely happy for the crew and cast.”

Claire Foy, The Crown

“I am so grateful for and honoured by the Emmys continued support for The Crown. I am so proud to have been part of such an extraordinary cast, crew and production team and I share this nomination with them. To be nominated alongside such incredible actresses is a true honour thank you Emmys….see you in September!!!”

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

“I had the happiest time of my life playing Margaret. I’m just so grateful and honoured to be have been recognised by the Emmys alongside such incredible actresses. And so wonderful to be with my great friends Claire, Matt and Matthew too. Thank you so very much Emmys.. and to Margaret!!”

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

“Being on set with our extraordinary cast and crew was the most wonderful way to receive and celebrate the news today. I am beyond excited that the entire Maisel team was recognized for their insane talents and hard work. This was a MARVELOUS boost to power us through the rest of Season 2!”

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

“This is wonderful! Getting to play this role was reward enough and now to be recognized with this nomination makes me feel humbled and so appreciative. And I’m thrilled for my talented colleagues who were honored with our other nominations for their superb work on Patrick Melrose and we are all eternally grateful to the brilliant Edward St. Aubyn whose unparalleled prose was our inspiration. I hope this recognition brings an even wider audience to both the series and the books.”

Jeff Daniels, Godless

“My genuine gratitude to the Emmy Voters. GODLESS was Scott Frank’s triumph. Thrilled to be a part of it. Plus I got to ride a horse.”

Regina King, Seven Seconds

“It feels amazing to be recognized for ‘Seven Seconds.’ It tells an important story which shines a light on truly relevant societal issues. The subject matter could not be timelier. I am incredibly proud of the work that our cast and crew put in.”

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

“The news this morning was both shocking and completely wonderful! I’m beyond grateful to the Television Academy. I’m in awe of the talented women on television and the amazing storytellers we got to see this year and I’m truly thankful to be a part of that group. This recognition is so meaningful to me and my longtime producing partner, Michelle Purple, as well as the phenomenal creative team that wrote and nurtured this character and everything that is compelling about The Sinner. I’m also proud to be producing The Sinner season 2 with Bill Pullman, Carrie Coon and their amazing cast who are bringing their intriguing mystery to the small screen once again.”

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

“Thank you so much for this incredible honor. I am so lucky to get to play Dolores alongside the greatest actors in the world. It is a pleasure and a dream to work with our team every day.”

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Megan Mullally, Will and Grace

“I’m thrilled and grateful to be nominated for an Emmy today! As if Will & Grace coming back in the first place wasn’t enough, to have the chance to play Karen Walker again feels like a miracle to me. Will & Grace allowed me to move out of my apartment in West Hollywood and buy clothes from stores that weren’t Jet Rag. It’s given me confidence and changed my life. Thanks and kisses to all the Emmy voters. xoxo.”


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