The Emmy nominations on Tuesday morning offered a lot to think about before the nominees gave the honor their own grade.
The Emmy nomination morning is always one of the busiest events in the television industry of the year. For a lot of talented actors, directors and other talents, the early morning Emmy nominations were a special occasion.
A variety of Emmy nominees have shared their excitement, joy and mock horror about their nominations with IndieWire. Here are some of Hollywood's outstanding responses to today's Emmy nominations:
Betty Gilpin, "Glow" (outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series)
"To the television academy – how dare you? I really cannot stress enough how much this nomination threatens my current quarantine brand for pasta and sadness. Previously, giving birth with a missing healthy emotional barrier meant that I had to convert it to pretend time in exchange for health insurance and clapping. To date, apparently here in the Apocalypse, these skills have been about as meaningful as a worm anthem in a canyon. I want to thank the cast and crew as well as the academy and the seasonal depression and honestly Nathan Lane, and before this nomination phoenixes me out of mediocrity and I explode into tapes very quickly, the cops who killed Breonna Taylor always have has not yet been arrested. "
Matthew Macfadyen, "Succession" (outstanding supporting actor in a drama series)
"I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of my beloved fellow actors. Thank you for the chicken."
Jeremy Strong, "Succession" (leading actor in a drama series)
"It is difficult to put into words how much that means to me. To be recognized at this level in the company of so many giants is an indescribable honor. It is something that I have hoped for all my life. The yardstick on television is so high right now – there is so much real and brilliant work, so much talent that I am in awe – that I feel humble and proud to be able to contribute a single sound to my great symphony peers. Congratulations to everyone Successor family, but mostly #teamkendall. "
Kerry Washington, "Little Fires Everywhere", "American Son" and "Live in front of a studio audience"
“Being recognized this way this morning is a great honor – but being able to share it with my partner Pilar Savone and our Simpson Street family makes it even more meaningful.
The experiences we had this year were beyond our wildest dreams: we worked with legendary Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel to bring legendary shows from the 70s to a new audience with Live In Front of a Studio Audience and to adapt AMERICAN SON. A Broadway play on black life and police violence in Netflix to bring Celeste Ng's beautiful novel Little Fires Everywhere to life with my incredible friends Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter and Liz Tigelaar.
But the tears came this morning when I heard about Lynn Shelton's nomination for Little Fires Everywhere. I am so incredibly grateful that the TV Academy has decided to honor Lynn with this very well-deserved nomination. I know that she celebrates in the hereafter. "
Wendy Roedell and David "Mac" Shelton, Lynn Shelton's parents – "Little Fires Everywhere" (Outstanding director in a drama series)
“The fact that Lynn is honored by the television academy is not only a tribute to her performance as a director, but also to her directorial style. Always in control, but kind. Make the final decisions, but always ask for input from your colleagues. Colleagues, yes, that's how she looked at everyone on the set, from handles and gawkers to stage designers and costume designers to cameramen and actors. This is an honor for the ultimate collaborator who knew that if she got the best out of her teammates, she would do her best. "
Alex Borstein, "The wonderful woman Maisel" (outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series)
"I am grateful for the continued love for all corners of our Maisel family. I wish so much that we could celebrate together today, but this (and some zoom cocktails) will surely hold on until we can bring the band together again "The company we can run in these categories is crazy. Thanks to the TV Academy!"
2 Good to be true! Many thanks to @TelevisionAcad for a great start to my day! 😊 Blessed to still represent my #ThisIsUs family (I love you all!) And overjoyed to be recognized for the immense fun I had with @AlexBorstein & @RachelBros on #MrsMaisel. Stay healthy. # BLM✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/kmWkNGhn9U
– Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown), July 28, 2020
Yvonne Orji, "Insecure" (outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series)
I know Molly emphasized that you are the hell this season, but call everyone that you drove and voted with @insecurehbo !! We are here! And it's even sweeter when the WHOLE SQUARE IS ROTATING too! 👏🏾👏🏾 to @IssaRae during her Emmy nod, the entire show AND @BlackLadySketch! (via Twitter)
Alan Arkin, "The Kominsky Method" (outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series)
"This is the best news I've had in the house for five months."
Mimi Leder, "The Morning Show" (Outstanding director in a drama series)
“I am thrilled and overjoyed to receive this recognition together with a group of wild, stunning directors. Many thanks to the Academy, Apple TV + and my "Morning Show" family, who are all part of this honor. I may get older, but … it never gets old! "
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Heimat” (Outstanding director in a drama series)
"I just stepped out of the shower to hear the wonderfully unexpected news. "Homeland" was the most amazing creative journey with a really great team and I am very grateful to have been part of it … and of course I am thrilled and humbled by this nomination. "
Octavia Spencer, "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Mrs. C.J. Walker" (outstanding leading actress in a limited series or a television film)
“This is my first individual Emmy nomination and I am humble and grateful to the TV Academy for this incredible honor and for recognizing the importance of this story. Today, more than ever, we all have a responsibility to educate, educate and entertain an audience, and it was a privilege for me personally to portray Ms. CJ Walker, who resonated so deeply with me at all levels. Many thanks to Netflix, Springhill, Warner Bros. Television and Wonder Street Entertainment for the great partners in this passion project. "
Taika Waititi, "The Mandalorian" (outstanding voice-over performance for characters)
Some people's acting skills are so powerful that they don't even have to use their faces! # Emmys2020 (via Twitter)
Tracey Ullman: "Mrs. America ”(outstanding supporting actress in a limited series)
“Bringing part of Mrs. America with me was a fantastic experience. I wanted to work with this incredible group of people so much that I went out and fought for this role. As Betty Friedan said: "No woman gets an orgasm when she lights the kitchen floor." The recognition of my performance by the academy is exciting and borders on an orgasm. Thank you."
Raphael Bob-Waksberg, "BoJack Horseman" (excellent animation program)
"I'm so excited that they still seem to be doing the Emmys this year! It's wild !! Are we sure about that ???”
– William Jackson Harper (@dubjackharper), July 28, 2020