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Best Emmy 2018 Reactions from Nominees, Twitter, and More

Claire Foy, RuPaul, and others are celebrating their nominations.

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“The Crown”

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Emmy nominations have just been announced, which is good news for fans of “Genius: Picasso” (which scored two nods) but disappointing for “Twin Peaks: The Return” acolytes (whose star, Kyle MacLachlan, was snubbed). Amid the agony and the ecstasy, a number of lucky nominees have reacted to the news that they’re up for an award. Here are the best:

Claire Foy, “The Crown” (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series)

“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. To be nominated alongside such incredible actresses is a true honour thank you Emmys….see you in September!!!”

Holly Taylor, “The Americans” (Outstanding Drama Series)



Jeff Daniels, “Godless” (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series)

“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.”

RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Outstanding Reality Program)

“Making ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is a labor of love. The fact that members of the Television Academy have recognized that passion by nominating us for 12 Emmy’s is a true honor. It takes a village, people. I want to recognize the hard work and dedication of my partners at VH1 and World of Wonder, our dedicated cast and crew, and most of all, the amazing queens that help us celebrate the heart and soul of drag. Condragulations to our fellow nominees.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Guest Actor in a Comedy)


Bobby Berk, “Queer Eye” (Structured Reality Program)



Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (Lead Actor in a Drama Series)


Amy Sedaris, “At Home With Amy Sedaris” (Variety Sketch)

“I’m honored and so thankful to the Television Academy for thinking of us. A big thank you to truTV and the writers, cast and crew for making our show possible. As this is my first Emmy nomination, I feel compelled to ask, does this include a cash prize? I’m asking for a friend.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones” (Supporting Actor in a Drama Series)

“Today my family and I start our summer vacation in Greenland. Our flight was rerouted due to bad weather. Just landed 1 hour further north and got this crazy Emmy nom news. An unexpected and unbelievable reason to celebrate tonight. Congrats to all involved with thrones. Skål !!”

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW” (Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series)

“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.”

Regina King, “Seven Seconds” (Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie)

“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.”

Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Directing for a Drama Series)

“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.”

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” (Lead Actress in a Comedy Series)

“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.”

Hiro Murai, “Atlanta” (Directing for a Comedy Series)

“I am beyond flattered and honored to be nominated, especially amongst such an inspiring group of directors. Making ATLANTA is truly a family affair, and I’m so grateful to Donald and FX and to the writers, actors, and crew that make this show possible.”

Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series)

“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….””

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