|What the Emmy Nominees Have to Say|
|Michael Rothman||Jul 18, 2013, 12:28 PM|
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The 65th Primetime Emmy Award nominations are in and some of Hollywood's biggest stars, like Kerry Washington and Bryan Cranston, were honored this morning as a 2013 nominee.
Naturally, those given the Emmy nod from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences were stoked about the possibility of taking home their craft's highest honor on Sept. 22.
In a statement to ABC News, "Modern Family's" Ty Burrell, who was nominated for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, said he was "honored 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," he continued. "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."
"Scandal" star (and newlywed!) Kerry Washington also released a statement: "I am endlessly grateful to Shonda Rhimes and the entire cast and crew of SCANDAL. It is humbling to be nominated in the company of such extraordinarily talented and accomplished women and I am thankful to the Academy for this honor and privilege."
Alec Baldwin had this to say via statement: "It's days like this that make me miss "30 ROCK." Many thanks to everyone that nominated me."
Sigourney Weaver, who is nominated for her role in "Political Animals" also weighed in on the honor. "Such great news to wake up to. I am thrilled that 'Political Animals' is nominated for Outstanding Miniseries and that Greg Berlanti's compelling vision of Elaine Barrish Hammond and what women bring to the political process continues to be recognized. I am dancing on the table for Ellen Burstyn who rocked that role. And I am very touched and honored that my work as Elaine is nominated. It means so much to me. Thank you to the academy and thank you so much to USA who championed our show."
Here's a quick look at other stars who took to Twitter to share their elation on this big day:
- Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) July 18, 2013
Nominated for an emmy!!!!!!!!!!!
- Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) July 18, 2013
- Dan Bucatinsky (@danbucatinsky) July 18, 2013
And a HUGE thank you to the @PrimetimeEmmys voters! What an absolute honor! Wow.
- kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 18, 2013
We had a great year. Congrats to everyone at Late Night. We work so hard. #Emmy
- jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) July 18, 2013
I just can't believe it… Seriously… CAN NOT! I was nominated for my 3rd Emmy this morning. Did not see that coming!! But YEAH!!! #Emmys
- TRAVIS WALL (@travISova) July 18, 2013
- Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 18, 2013
I'm very humbled and honored by the #ModernFamily Emmy love.
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) July 18, 2013
The love this morning has been unreal. Thank you so much for the undying support for me and for Breaking Bad. Love u all. #Emmys
- Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) July 18, 2013
- Kate Mara (@_KateMara) July 18, 2013
Congrats to Greg Daniels & our sound dept & editors on their Emmy nods! @TheOfficeNbc
- RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) July 18, 2013