Emmy Nominees React! Who Said What?

Many of TV’s finest got an early wake-up call as Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning. After getting over their initial grogginess and surprise, they came out of the congratulatory haze to express their happiness and/or disbelief and share the sometimes-unusual ways in which they discovered they were in the race.

Here are the reactions from this year’s nominees (listed here) that TVLine has collected thus far — keep checking back for more!

More Emmys 2012 Coverage on TVLine.com: Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgements | The 37 Biggest Snubs


Comments (29)

  • Where. Is. Jane. Krakoswki?

    Comment by Sara – July 19, 2012 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was really hoping for a nomination for Robert Carlyle from Once Upon a Time. I cannot wait for Mad Men, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, etc. to be over so that the Emmys can inject some new blood into the mix. If you don’t watch those shows, you might as well not watch the Emmys.

    Comment by Samantha – July 19, 2012 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well even though you don’t watch them it doesn’t mean that they aren’t the best shows on TV. 30 Rock is past it’s prime but if you have never watched Mad Men or Breaking Bad you are missing out on some of the best drama ever produced for television. I don’t watch The Good Wife yet I understand why is gets lots of Emmy consideration.

      Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 30 Rock is past it’s prime? You obviously didn’t watch season 6. It was a massive improvement over season 5.

        Plus, if there’s any show on this list that really annoys me, it’s Mad Men. I don’t understand how it beat out The Good Wife this year, because season 5 was almost a complete snooze. I can’t even stomach the thought of it winning.

        Comment by Uranico – July 19, 2012 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I find it really telling that Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actor Drama, and Supporting Actor Drama were all cable shows. (and the Outstanding Actress Drama would have been too were it not for TGW). I hope networks finally get a clue and take a look at what cable is doing right.

    Comment by Daniel – July 19, 2012 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • For one Cable have it easier with the lack of censorship, network have to make their shows available to everyone hence why you dont tend to see any naked bodies or hear any swear words!

      Comment by Kate McKenna (@Katemadeleine) – July 19, 2012 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • But what do naked bodies and swear words have to do with making a good quality show? I don’t buy it.

        Comment by Fran – July 19, 2012 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ll fill in for whoever was making a slight correction over on EW.com. Downton Abbey actually aired on PBS in the states, and that is not cable.

      And while cable arguably has the best quality dramas these days, they still aren’t the highest rated shows. People still flock to the stuff the networks are dishing out. There is Kyle Killen who has attempted 2 shows on network TV with the cable show format in mind. (Lonestar and Awake) Neither of them lasted too long even if they were great premises. Networks have to make money, so they’re going to keep making what sells, for now. LIVE TV audiences keep dwindling, so it’s only a matter of time before the entire TV landscape has to dramatically (pun intended) change.

      Comment by Mike – July 19, 2012 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aww, that’s adorable! Only think I was really happy about when I heard the nominations! Go Mayim!

    Comment by Jenny – July 19, 2012 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Max Greenfield you don’t deserve it you idiot!!!! not fair AT ALL! STUPID EMMEYS

    Comment by Ibrahim – July 19, 2012 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Go put a dollar in the douche jar.

      Comment by Janet Snakehole – July 19, 2012 09:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Best comment of the day.

        Comment by TL – July 19, 2012 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • actually this is worth $50 dollars in the douche jar. GO.

      Comment by Nina – July 19, 2012 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only one who absolutely hates Mr. Bates? His storyline from seasn 2 was what bogged it down really, for me. So much time spent on him for no reason.

    Comment by Uranico – July 19, 2012 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I too dont like Mr. Bates. I also for some reason dont like Anna and Bates. They did focus a lot on him which is prob why he got the nom. I personally liked season 2 a lot even though most say it was bad.

      Comment by Karen – July 19, 2012 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • he was on captain pugwash masterbates. sorry marsterbates

      Comment by i hate home brands – July 19, 2012 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hmmm the wording of jessica lange’s statement is a bit odd. “who make Constance such an interesting character to play”. present tense. does this mean she still plays Constance in the new series?

    Comment by Tootsie – July 19, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s adorable that Jim Parsons was so happy about someone else’s nomination. He seems like a sweetheart.

    Comment by aleksa – July 19, 2012 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sigh, Isn’t he? Gosh he’s so adorable I love the relationship he shares with Mayim <3 I really do hope they both win!!

      Comment by Laura – July 24, 2012 09:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus really missed an opportunity there to say, “I am speechless. I am without speech.”

    Comment by Mike – July 19, 2012 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Sci Fiction or Fantasy? Nothing, as usual for SUPERNATURAL? (unless I missed it hiding somewhere) Jim Beaver was a possible nod for one because of his superb performance in ‘At Death’s Door’ (great episode as well). I am also so tired of these ‘reality’ shows – the only ones I like are the talent shows – the rest are just a tv show with someone with a camera following you around for whatever inane reason and this is ‘real’?

    Comment by Mrs. Peele – July 19, 2012 10:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Mark – July 19, 2012 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So super excited for Sherlock. It’s about time they get some recognition of what they do. Now if only they could be taping the new season already.

    Comment by Rachel – July 19, 2012 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy for Homeland and cast, Jim Parsons, and especially Mayim Bialik and Sherlock and cast! Today is Benedict Cumberbatch’s birthday so this must have been quie a good present. I’m really glad Sherlock is getting such good traction in the States and I’m also very pleased that Martin Freeman was also recognized.

    Comment by This – July 19, 2012 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Connie Britton y’all. :)

    Comment by lifesanarsehole – July 19, 2012 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just so excited that Joanne Froggett got a nomination. Anna and Mr. Bates are the real reason to watch Downton Abbey.

    Comment by DAV – July 19, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think I’m most happy for Max Greenfield. Kudos to him!

    Comment by Lorie – July 19, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by sarah – July 22, 2012 08:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Series that We consider to be not only nominated for emmys 2013 but that sholud win is Supernatural Series Paranormal world stories often based on real events but the unique and magnificent Performance of jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles makes it even more real and exciting, so we want them to be the next winner of this award is an important as the Emmy.

    Please consider our request for these two great Actors are the next winners in the next year, will be very happy if this happens.

    Thank you so much.

    Latin friends

    Comment by María Isabel Borda – September 2, 2012 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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