Breaking Bad“s Aaron Paul and How I Met Your Mother star, Neil Patrick Harris, announced the 65th Primetime Emmy Nominations Thursday morning and the stars who have been honoured are sharing their reactions with ET Canada.
See what the 2013 Emmy nominees say about their nominations below:
Amy Poehler, Lead Actress in a Comedy, Parks and Recreation, “I appreciate the nominations. I love my job. But nice try, guys. I’m not falling for this old trick again.”;
Sofia Vergara, Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Modern Family, “I better not finish this cheesecake then.”;
Jimmy Kimmel on four nominations for Jimmy Kimmel Live, “It just goes to show you – good things happen to bad people.”;
Robin Wright, Lead Actress in a Drama Series, House of Cards, “I’m so proud to be a part of such a ground breaking project as “House of Cards.”; I’m thrilled that our show has been recognized and I want to thank the academy for this great honour.”;
Matt LeBlanc, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Episodes, “Well I thought I’d better call my mother. Whatever I can do to make her proud of me… I “ve done a lot of crappy things.”;
Mayim Bialik, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, The Big Bang Theory, “Honestly I’m more shocked than I was last year I really did not expect this to happen this year. And I’m very, very honoured and shocked.”;
Morena Baccarin, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Homeland, “I’m completely shocked. I feel like a deer in the headlights, I know people must say that all the time but I really did not expect it.”;
Vera Farmiga, Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Bates Motel, “It is such an honour to be recognized by the Academy and in the company of such brilliant women. I’m grateful to Carlton, Kerry and Anthony for gifting me with the opportunity to play such a complex woman and for breathing new life into the iconic Norma Bates.”
Edie Falco, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Nurse Jackie, “It’s a huge honour – genuinely exciting to be among these women in my category. These are actresses I’ve watched and loved for years.”;
Michael Douglas, Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Behind The Candelabra, “What a treat to take a chance and be rewarded with 15 nominations. A great team effort and so well deserved by Steven Soderbergh, Matt Damon, Richard LaGravanese, Jerry Weintraub and all the people that made Behind the Candelabra so effective.”;
Don Cheadle, Lead Actor in a Comedy for House of Lies, “Given all the hilarious film work I’ve done, from Traffic to Crash to Flight, it’s nice to finally be recognized as the comic genius I am. Thank you, Academy members.”;
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Modern Family, “I’m thrilled and honestly surprised by this nomination today! I just got off the phone with Eric Stonestreet who was the first to congratulate me. Congrats to Ed, Ty, Sofia, Julie, Chris Lloyd, Steve Levitan, Nathan Lane and our amazing director Gail Mancuso on their nominations as well. We are all so grateful and lucky to have this job and days like this make for an embarrassment of riches. I’m also thrilled to see two of my favorite actors, Tony Hale and Adam Driver receive first time nominations.”;
Ty Burrell, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Modern Family, “I am honoured and humbly surprised that this good fortune continues. I’ve never had something so wonderful happen 4 years in a row before, other than winning the NY state lottery from 1993 to 97. I share this with the entire cast and crew of Modern Family. I’m sure it’s not surprising to anyone who’s ever worked on a television show, but our writers are the reason we’re still in this position. I’m eternally grateful for their talent and surprising good looks.”;
Carrie Preston, Guest Actress in a Drama for her recurring role on The Good Wife, “I was walking my dog in Midtown Manhattan this morning when my texts started blowing up with “Congratulations!!’ At first I thought, congratulations for what? And then I stopped dead still in the middle of the crowded sidewalk and started repeating “Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.’ But in NYC, I’m sure I just looked like another crazy person.”;
Morgan Freeman, Science Channel series Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Non Fiction Series, “It is especially rewarding to us that our producing team is being noticed for its work exploring big ideas from some of the world’s great scientists. We are extremely grateful to the Academy for this recognition.”;
House of Cards Executive Producer Beau Willimon on the historic nominations for the Netflix-created show, “All of us at House of Cards are honored by the nominations. Almost four years into this journey, and well underway on production for Season Two, it’s such a thrill to have the collective efforts of our talented cast, crew, designers, directors and writers recognized by the Television Academy. This dedicated team has made House of Cards by far the most rewarding artistic experience of my career. I’m particularly happy for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright – they are the center of our show’s universe and make every episode shine. And of course I’m delighted for (Director) David Fincher – his brilliance and vision inspire us all.”;
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, whose Discovery Channel series from MythBusters was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program, “We are already crazy grateful to have been able to do this insane job for so long. Being nominated for a fifth Emmy feels almost greedy. Almost. We are so proud of the show but most of all proud of our incredible team.”;
Kevin Spacey, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, House of Cards, tells The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s a beautiful day in Baltimore! We were already up working, but it’s always bit nerve-racking when you’re the last name mentioned. Robin’s [Wright, who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress] and my name were both mentioned last, so there was a bit of holding breath.
I’m very happy, first for the series, that we were able break through a lot of great shows. It was our first season, so it’s obvious a big thing for us. It’s also a huge day for Netflix too. Nine nominations! It’s a big win for us, no matter how it goes. I’m incredibly delighted for David Fincher, too. Also, to share an acting honor with Robin…. she’s so incredible, so fun.
How would my character Frank Underwood respond to receiving such an honor? Well, I suspect he would decline to comment.”;