Emmy Noms: The Stars React

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The 2015 Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday and the reactions are coming in.

Here's what the stars had to say about their nods:

“Veep's” Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “As President, my staff and I are too busy doing the people's business to watch television. Nonetheless, we are thrilled to be a part of this celebration of creativity. (Go Jon Hamm!)”

“Orphan Black's” Tatiana Maslany: “The nomination is so surreal and exciting, mostly because of our fans and how voraciously supportive and protective they are of our show. They've totally championed us, and given us visibility and we are so grateful to them. So this nomination is for them. And I’m so grateful to the Academy for the nod.”

“Game of Thrones'” Emilia Clarke: “From across the pond, thank you with all my heart. I honestly was not expecting this. I am most proud that the show is being recognized by the Academy in such a profound way, especially in such a wonderful year for television. This is entirely a testament to the dedication of David [Benioff], Dan [Weiss], HBO and the entire cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones.' If you’re going to be a mother of teenage dragons, trust me, these are the people you want by your side.”

“Nightingale's” David Oyelowo: “Wow!!! 2 Emmy nominations for NIGHTINGALE!! We took a long shot, and we SCORED!!!”

“American Horror story: Freak Show's” Jessica Lange: “What great news! I am thankful to the Academy to receive this wonderful nomination and to be in such magnificent company. And to Ryan Murphy for the most extraordinary experience. Playing Elsa Mars this season was extremely special to me and I am truly honored.”

“Empire's” Taraji P. Henson: “I am humbled and grateful to be included in this amazing group of actresses. I share this nomination with the extremely talented cast, crew, producers and writers of ‘Empire' and my Fox family.”

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Wow, what a day! I feel so privileged to be part of the Downton team. Such fantastic news, 8 nominations! Thank you @TelevisionAcad x

— Joanne Froggatt (@JoFroggatt) July 16, 2015

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 16, 2015

Tremendously honored to be nominated for an Emmy for original score for @Outlander_Starz. #EmmysForOutlander #Sassenach #Bagpipes

— Bear McCreary (@bearmccreary) July 16, 2015

Congrats to my whole modern family on the Emmy nomination. Holy crud. We are lucky people…

— Julie Bowen (@itsJulieBowen) July 16, 2015

Thank you, Emmys for the nomination! It takes the sting out of getting shot in the head with a paintball gun. By my own kid.

— Julie Bowen (@itsJulieBowen) July 16, 2015

I have no words. None. Deeply grateful.

— Tituss Burgess (@TitussBurgess) July 16, 2015

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“Better Call Saul's” Bob Odenkirk: “I am truly blown away at this nomination. I am grateful to Vince, Peter, and the writing staff. I also have to thank my amazing cast mates Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn because everyone raises everyone’s game. I promise to wear a tux to the ceremony. And of course thank you to the Academy!!!!”

“House of Lies'” Don Cheadle: “7 nominees? Clearly men in comedy is SO much more weighty and important than any other sex or category. You’re welcome, America.”

“Mad Men's” Elisabeth Moss: “This is truly the most amazing surprise! I am so lucky to have been a part of ‘Mad Men' and to have played such a wonderful character like Peggy. Being recognized like this when there are so many other ridiculously talented women on TV right now is incredibly humbling. I am ecstatic for the rest of my ‘Mad Men' family who also got recognized and can't wait to celebrate with them in September!”

“American Horror Story: Freak Show's” Angela Bassett: “I am grateful to be part of ‘American Horror Story' and so happy the show continues to be recognized. Thrilled to be in the company of all the ladies and their well-deserved nominations!”

“Episodes'” Matt LeBlanc: “I’m really honored to be considered again and I’m especially proud of our writers Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane for their well-deserved nomination. We are all flattered that the voters have kept “Episodes” in mind since we were on so early in the year. A heartfelt thank you to Showtime for all their support these past four seasons…”

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“Big Bang Theory's” Mayim Bialik: “I am literally shocked. Every year it's a humble blessing to be nominated and I don't take any of this lifebor the adrenaline it creates for granted. I never knew that playing dress up for a living could be this invigorating. Thank you for the honor of being nominated for the fourth year in a row.”

“Bloodline's” Ben Mendelsohn: “As an actor who has spent twenty years trying to crack America, the day I reached the ‘Bloodline' set and found my name on a chair next to Sissy Spacek's was the happiest of my working life. This has just matched it. Thank you, Daniel Zelman, Glenn and Todd Kessler, for creating, in Danny Rayburn, this absolute gift of a role and to Netflix for allowing me to bring him to life (and death). I am grateful beyond measure.”

“Shark Tank's” Lori Greiner: “I am so excited that ‘Shark Tank' was nominated today for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Structured Reality Program. … The strength and entrepreneurial expertise of my colleagues – Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran – along with our incredible teams at ABC and Sony Pictures Television and the amazing Mark Burnett and Clay Newbill, make it one of the smartest reality shows in television today. The constantly increasing popularity of the show proves to me that entrepreneurship and the pursuit of the how proves to me that entrepreneurship and the pursuit of the of the American Dream are thriving, more than ever.”

“Masters of Sex” and “Mom” nominee Allison Janney: “I am so proud to be associated with these two brilliant shows and am so in love with the complicated characters and compelling story lines they bring my way.”

“Olive Kitteridge's'” Richard Jenkins: “I’m thrilled to be nominated. Experiences like ‘Olive Kitteridge' don’t come along very often. It’s so gratifying to see so many members of the cast and crew being recognized. My experience on ‘Olive' defined collaboration.”

Delighted to see fellow #HouseofCards cast @RealRobinWright, @michaeljkellyjr, Reg Cathey, @RachieBros as part of the 11 nominations! #Emmys

— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) July 16, 2015

Can't believe I got nominated for an Emmy! TY @MrRPMurphy @AdamAnders @alxanders @msleamichele @bradbuecker for bringing “This Time” to life

— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) July 16, 2015

Freaks Rule! So happy to be nominated. Congrats to @MrRPMurphy and the whole AHS family of beautiful misfits. pic.twitter.com/lRHTHrN6FT

— Denis O'Hare (@denisohare) July 16, 2015

“Downton Abbey's” Jim Carter: “Naturally I'm thrilled and delighted to be nominated again alongside Joanne Froggatt and that our eight nominations are a recognition of the wonderful work the whole team have put in to making the show.”

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“The Newsroom's” Jeff Daniels: “I will always take great pride in what Aaron Sorkin & Co. did with ‘Newsroom.' Will McAvoy will outlive me. It was an honor to portray such a well-drawn character.”

“American Horror Story: Freak Show's” Finn Wittrock: “I am unbelievably thrilled and honored to have received a nomination amongst such a talented group of actors that I respect and admire. I’m so grateful to Ryan Murphy for giving me this chance and to be a part of this show. I am equally proud and humbled to see the recognition the cast has received this morning.”

“Nurse Jackie's” Edie Falco: “It's an embarrassment of riches to be recognized for a show I so thoroughly loved being a part of. Every aspect of it was a joy. I'm so grateful to the academy for their support throughout the years.”

“House of Cards'” Robin Wright: “I'm thrilled that our show and actors have been recognized and I want to thank the academy for this great honor.”

“American Crime's” Regina King: “I just want to say that I am so proud of this show. Everybody felt that it was a singular experience and that we were a part of something special that could actually start a conversation — so to be recognized in this way is really wonderful. These performances were so powerful across the board. It is extremely rewarding to be part of a cast that is so strong — oh and the crew. I’m so lucky that I’m on my way now to play with half of the ‘American Crime' crew on the set of ‘The Leftovers' here in Austin. The fact that I get to go celebrate with about 30 men and women who also worked on ‘American Crime' is just priceless.”

Congratulations to our hardworking staff & crew on the Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Talk Series! #Kimmel #Emmys @TelevisionAcad

— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) July 16, 2015

Um…Woke up to my first Emmy nomination for the Halftime show!!! V proud of everyone involved especially #leftshark pic.twitter.com/DhD4rRlEFO

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 16, 2015

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