Emmys 2016 Nominations Reactions

Emmy Nominations: Top 7 Reactions

Whether you’re a grateful nominee, a passionate fan, or even a gracious non-nominee (snubee?), there’s a good chance you’ve got something to say about Thursday’s Emmy nominations.

But soaking in every reaction to the news would require a whole lot of reading (boo!), so Team TVLine took it upon itself to do the leg work for you (yay!), rounding up our six favorite responses.

* Let’s start with You’re the Worst star Aya Cash, who wins the “Big Picture” award for her response to fans saying that she was snubbed. Keep in mind, she was not nominated this year:

* Meanwhile, Supporting Actress in a Drama nominee Emilia Clarke takes home the “Most Revealing” award for giving Game of Thrones fans a look behind the scenes. Like, way behind:

* And while we’ve got dragons on the brain, Aziz Ansari — a Lead Actor in a Comedy nominee for Master of None, which is also nominated for Outstanding Comedy — gets the first-ever “Dracarys” award for giving props to one of Daenerys’ kiddos:

I’m bummed the medium sized dragon in Game of Thrones got snubbed in Best Supporting, but happy to see Master of None and our entire team get acknowledged. We are thrilled!

* House of Cards‘ Kevin Spacey, nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama, wins the “Most Disturbing Segue into Character” award for his Frank Underwood-inspired tweet:

* Dave Annable wins the “Brotherly Love” award for his Instagram post congratulating former Brothers & Sisters co-star Matthew Rhys on his Lead Actor in a Drama nomination for The Americans:

* Speaking of Rhys, we’re giving him the “No Russian to Judgment” award for his tongue-in-cheek reference to the setting of his FX drama:

In Russia, FOURTH time is apparently the charm. That and if you throw enough Borscht, something sticks. Failing that, do what I did and send Liev Schreiber to visit Emmy voters with a baseball bat.

* Lastly, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper — nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy — takes home the “Truly Unbreakable” award for, just like her optimistic character, remaining appreciative for the little things:

I am so lucky to be able to work with the most brilliant cast and crew in television, and I am honored to be included in this group of exceptional women. I am in debt not only to the Television Academy, Netflix, and Universal, but also to Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for creating this show in the first place. And by the way, with this nomination, I’ve already won….a complimentary round-trip flight to Los Angeles, plus accommodations!

Which actor — nominated or not — gave the best reaction? Drop a comment with your pick below.

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  1. Shaun says:

    Emilia Clarke is pretty funny in the pic

  2. DV says:

    If only the fans could also have as much tact

  3. Victoria says:

    Loved Masie Williams response to the GOT Twitter “Arya kidding me?”

  4. mario says:

    Isn’t it about time that the academy recognizes that they need to have a dual award system; one for cable tv stations and one for network tv. It seems to me that the cable shows are more dominant in the nominations. Perhaps this is because cable tv is less stringent in censorship than network tv. Also, many people do not have cable so that is why network tv shows are more popular. Take for instance The Big Bang Theory. It has not been nominated for best comedy the last two or three years yet is the most popular and watched tv show second only to NCIS with worldwide appeal. Any thoughts on this?

  5. HAP says:

    Who cannot love Ellie Kemper??