Justin Trudeau, Claire Foy, Tiffany Haddish And More Stars React To 2018 Emmy Nominations

The 2018 Emmy nominations are in and we have all the reaction from the nominees.

Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold announced this year’s crop of nominees this morning in Los Angeles, with “Game Of Thrones” leading the overall nominations with 22 nods. “Westworld” and “Saturday Night Live” were close behind with 21 total nods each.

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Netflix broke HBO’s 17-year streak as the most-nominated network, earning a whopping 112 nominations for their series and stars, including nods for “The Crown”, “Godless”, “Black Mirror”, “Ozark” and “Grace And Frankie”.

Stars shared their reaction to the nominations:

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau

 

“What a great way to end an incredible six years.” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for “The Americans”.

 

“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. I am also thrilled to see my good friends, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode recognized, and to be nominated alongside such incredible actresses is a true honour thank you Emmys….see you in September!!!” – Claire Foy, Lead Actress In A Drama Series for “The Crown”

 

“This is completely unexpected and a wonderful surprise to be remembered. As always, this nomination is dedicated to the Clone Club for their loyal and rabid support! This is an amazing send off for our final season. It meant so much to all of us who worked on the show for it to resonate with people. Thank you very much to the Academy for the recognition. So excited to be sharing the category with all these amazing women. So happy Sandra Oh’s phenomenal work is being recognized!!” – Tatiana Maslany, Lead Actress In A Drama Series for “Orphan Black”

 

Sandra Oh, Lead Actress In A Drama Series for “Killing Eve”:

 

“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.” – Penelope Cruz, Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

 

“I am so excited that Top Chef has once again been recognized by the Television Academy. Thank you to all of you who voted for us. We try to make the show better and better each year and this nomination feels so good.” – Padma Lakshmi, on “Top Chef”s Best Reality-Competition nomination

 

“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.” – Jeff Daniels, Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Godless”

 

“I am thrilled for the Godless gang – it was an incredible experience working on the show and I am so pleased for Scott Frank and the wonderful team to get this recognition.” – Michelle Dockery, Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Godless”

 

“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….: – Millie Bobby Brown, Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for “Stranger Things”

 

“We are grateful to the Television Academy for their amazing recognition for ‘Stranger Things’. This year’s nominations celebrate incredible shows and we feel honored to be alongside them. We’re so pleased for all of our cast and crew. Millie is a force of nature and a supernatural talent, and we are thrilled that she has been recognized. And David is a genius who has beautifully honed his craft – it’s a true privilege to work with him. ‘Stranger Things’ is, above all, a massive collaborative effort, so it makes us particularly happy to see so many of our Stranger family recognized by their peers. As we work to finish our new season, nothing could give us a bigger boost.” – The Duffer Brothers, creators of “Stranger Things”, nominated for 12 Emmys including Best Drama Series

“Everyone’s as excited as you would imagine we are. We really, really worked out tails off to make season 2 true to our show but push our limits – broader storytelling, bigger storytelling, take the show to darker places. The fact that we’re heading back to the Emmys  and we seem to have pulled it off is really gratifying for all of us.” – Shawn Levy, Executive Producer of “Stranger Things”, nominated for 12 Emmys

 

“My sincerest thank you to the Television Academy for this incredible recognition. When I was growing up in Malaga, Spain, I used to pass by Pablo Picasso’s house every day on my way to school, and now to be recognized for playing such an important figure in my life means more than I could ever say. This nomination is dedicated to the people of my hometown of Malaga and to Pablo the artist himself. I must also thank National Geographic, Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Entertainment and our showrunner and executive producer Ken Biller for their indefatigable efforts to bring the series to audiences around the world.” -Antonio Banderas, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for “Genius: Picasso”

 

Issa Rae, Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for “Insecure”:

“Being a part of Jesus Christ Superstar was one of my favorite experiences in my career. Such a wonderful show, such a wonderful team. I couldn’t be more proud of what we all did together and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to do this.” – John Legend, Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”

 

“Of course it’s thrilling to see this series attract so much recognition, and I am forever grateful to Tom Rob Smith for his brilliant take, to my producing partners Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk for their collaboration and friendship, and to our talented cast who breathed such humanity into these characters. This was a heartbreaking story to tell, made more so by the fact that we continue as a culture to grapple with homophobia and shame and intolerance.” – Ryan Murphy, Executive Producer of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”, nominated for 18 Emmys

 

“Could not be more thrilled about the slew of Emmy nominations for Wild Wild Country. It was a true family effort that included not only a husband and wife team but three different sets of brothers. And nobody got punched in the face.” – Mark Duplass, Executive Producer of “Wild Wild Country”, nominated for 5 Emmys

 

“I am so honored and humbled to have received a second Emmy nomination for a show that I love dearly.   The writing is spot on perfection and working with the actors on the show is a total joy.” – Gerald McRaney, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for “This Is Us”

 

Sterling K. Brown, Lead Actor In A Drama Series for “This Is Us”:

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“‘Jane’, the National Geographic’s documentary film directed by Brett Morgan, is an extraordinary achievement.  Many films have been made of my life in Gombe in the 60s and 70s – but this is the only one that takes me right back to my young self. As I watch I am once again immersed in the lives of the chimpanzees I knew so well, and the magic of the rainforest. Now, by what seems a marvelous coincidence, this film has received several nominations for the Emmy Awards during this week – which is just about the time that I first arrived in Gombe Stream National Park in 1960! This Saturday, July 14th, 2018, not only celebrates the anniversary of that never to be forgotten day but will be the very first World Chimpanzee Day as well – a day serving as a global call to action to protect our closest living relatives.” – Jane Goodall, the subject of “Jane”, nominated for 7 Emmys including Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

 

“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.” – Yvonne Strahovski, Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for “The Handmaid’s Tale”

 

“Greetings from a shock and denial paralysis on my living room floor. Thank you to the Television Academy for making me throw my phone across the room as if it was made of lava needles. I am so overwhelmed and grateful to be a part of a show where women are allowed to be their weirdest, loudest, bravest selves. I’ll probably self-sabotage in a bold and creative way before the ceremony, so I hope everyone has a lovely autumn. Thank you, thank you, thank you. What. Is. Happening.” – Betty Gilpin, Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for “GLOW”

 

“I am incredibly honored to have been recognized by the Television Academy, and want to thank Ryan Murphy and the entire cast and crew of AHS, with a particular shout out to the magnificent Evan Peters, who inspires me and makes me want to be a better actor.” – Sarah Paulson, Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “American Horror Story: Cult”

 

“My deepest thanks to the Emmy voters and of course, the brilliant Ryan Murphy for the gift of being a part of this culture-changing  production; thanks to Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobsen, the crew, cast, hair, makeup, wardrobe, Tom Rob Smith for his remarkable script, Gwyneth Horder Payton and Dan Minahan for their glorious direction. My gratitude to all of them and FX is beyond words or measure.” – Judith Light, Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie For “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

 

“I am truly humbled and appreciative of this Emmy nomination. I am thankful and grateful to ABC for giving us a platform to share our stories. I say OUR because I would not be in this moment right now without my castmates who push me as an actor, my amazing writers who trust me to breathe life into their words without question, and my friend and partner Kenya Barris who shared the same vision as I in wanting to change the landscape of television and share our stories thus creating ‘Black-ish’. I cannot thank you enough for enriching my career and changing our narrative! I am forever indebted and eternally grateful!” – Anthony Anderson, Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for “Black-ish”

 

“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.” – Regina King, Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Seven Seconds”

 

“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.” – Jason Bateman, Lead Actor In A Drama Series and Directing In A Drama Series for “Ozark”

 

“Zorro, Dr. Strange, Harry Dunne, Todd Alquist, and Jesus Christ… pretty incredible company to keep. Humbled by your talent, Antonio Banderas, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Daniels, Jesse Plemons, John Legend. I’m such a fan. Congrats! What an honour, Television Academy. Thank you so much. Truly. Wow. And a huge congrats to my fellow cast and crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story! Ryan Murphy does it again!” – Darren Criss, Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Drama for “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

 

“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. xox 💝” – Meghan Mullally, Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for “Will & Grace”

 

“I am completely over the moon and so happy. This recognition from my peers for my life’s work and my show, Better Things. Filled with gratitude. Thank you.” – Pamela Adlon, Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for “Better Things”

 

Tiffany Haddish, Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for “SNL”:

“I feel immensely fortunate to be acknowledged by the members of the Television Academy for directing. I am very proud of this particular Portlandia episode and am honoured to be nominated. In addition, to have Portlandia’s final season end with a nomination in the Best Variety Sketch category is truly special. I feel very lucky.” – Carrie Brownstein, Variety Sketch Series and Directing For A Variety Series for “Portlandia”

 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled.  Insanely happy for the crew and cast.” – Bill Hader, Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for “Barry”

 

“On the one hand I’ve been here before and I know not to get too excited…on the other hand I’m filled with HAPPY and so thrilled for Bill, Alec and the whole company.” – Henry Winkler, Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series for “Barry”

 

“I’m so glad that people have had such a strong reaction to our documentary and Garry’s life.  I’m somewhat sure he would be thrilled.” – Judd Apatow, Director of “The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling”, nominated for 3 Emmys

“It’s a great honour to be nominated for an Emmy today and huge congratulations to my wonderful friends and colleagues from The Crown for their much-deserved nominations. I’m looking forward to celebrating being a part of this brilliant show one last time. Thank you Television Academy!” – Matt Smith, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “The Crown”

“I had the happiest time of my life playing Margaret. I’m just so grateful and honoured to be have been recognized by the Television Academy alongside such incredible actresses. And so wonderful to be with my great friends Claire, Matt and Matthew too. Thank you so very much Television Academy… and to Margaret!!” – Vanessa Kirby, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for “The Crown”.

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for “Curb Your Enthusiasm”:

 

Ru Paul, Host For A Reality-Competition Program for “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”:

 

Chrissy Teigen, on husband John Legend’s nomination for Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”:

 

 

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