Say What? Out TV Quotes of the Day: Emmy Nominee Reaction Edition

“I love being in the mix again this year, but am absolutely over the moon about HIMYM’s Best Comedy Series nomination. The only multicamera show in the mix! This kind of recognition is huge for us. Just huge. It should be quite the night. Being asked to host the show—terrific. Getting a third nomination—fantastic. Having the ability to scribble my name in the envelope backstage when no one is looking—priceless.” — said HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER star Neil Patrick Harris on his nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

“I am truly delighted to be nominated, and I’m really looking forward to kicking Tina Fey’s ass.” — said NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE star Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

“I am thrilled to be riding some very nice coat tails right now. We are all floored that the show is getting so much recognition. I blame Tina Fey.” — said 30 ROCK star Jack McBrayer on his nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.


“I’m thrilled for everyone connected to the show, but I’m especially excited for Jane, Jack and Tracy. It’s great working with the entire group and I’m grateful for the recognition of our work.” — said 30 ROCK star Alec Baldwin on his nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

“I’m thrilled. I’m part of a phenomenal team and am so, so happy for all our nominees.” — said DAMAGES star Glenn Close on her nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

“As Brothers & Sisters enters its fourth season it still is and always will be a great honor to be nominated. The only hard part is finding a dress…and a date.” — said BROTHERS & SISTERS star Sally Field on her nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

“The writers have created an amazing character in Jenna which I just love to play. I’m so honored to be part of this ensemble, this is my first Emmy nomination, I’m so excited! I am blown away by the number of nominations the show has received and thrilled for everyone.” — said 30 ROCK star Jane Krakowski on her nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be nominated again this year. I love my show and my character, Wilhelmina, and this recognition is truly icing on the cake.” — said UGLY BETTY star Vanessa Williams on her nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

“Hey, twitterverse, I just got an Emmy nomination!” — said THE OFFICE star Rainn Wilson on his nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy (via twitter)

“Congrats to my cast crew Idol got nominated for an emmy! We’re up against amazing race, dancing with the stars, project Runway and top chef.” — said AMERICAN IDOL host Ryan Seacrest on his show’s nomination for Outstanding Reality Competition (via twitter)

“Holy crapballs!!! 2 freakin’ EMMY noms. My Mom’s already HAMMERED & I’ve just booked Ryan Seacrest to do my mani/pedi.” — said Kathy Griffin on her nomination for Outstanding Reality Program (via twitter)

“Here I am associated again with one of the best best shows ever on television. I couldn’t be luckier — or happier.” — said Alan Alda on his nomination for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy for 30 ROCK.

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers and be a part of “30 Rock’s” 22 nominations. I thank everyone from Tina to Lorne to everyone in craft services.” — said Tracy Morgan on his nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 30 ROCK.

“We are all thrilled and honored to receive any kind of recognition and this, of course, is beyond our wildest expectations. There are a lot of motivations that keep us writing late into the night. One of them is our fear of Jack McBrayer’s violent outbursts. Another is the gratification that comes from being recognized by our peers.” — said executive producer Robert Carlock on 30 ROCK’s nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.

For a far more comprehensive list of quotes from stars who, you know, completely forgot that today was Emmy nomination day only to be woken up at 6AM by a frantic publicist, check out the Hollywood Reporter.

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