What the nom­i­nees said:

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Aziz An­sari, nom­i­nated for three Em­mys in­clud­ing best com­edy ac­tor and writer for his Net­flix com­edy Mas­ter of None: “I’m bummed the medium-sized dragon in Game of Thrones got snubbed in best dup­port­ing, but happy to see Mas­ter of None and our en­tire team get ac­knowl­edged. We are thrilled!”

Bryan Cranston, best ac­tor nom­i­nee for All The Way: “Yee­haa! As LBJ (Lyn­don Baines John­son) would have re­sponded to hear­ing about the Emmy nom­i­na­tions for All The Way. I am thrilled that this im­por­tant story was recog­nised in so many ar­eas. It was in­deed a team ef­fort. Thank you to all the ar­ti­sans who made it pos­si­ble for us to go all the way.”

An­thony An­der­son was read­ing out names of Emmy nom­i­nees with ac­tress Lau­ren Gra­ham when she an­nounced his best act­ing nod for ABC com­edy black-ish, prompt­ing An­der­son to yell out in joy. “Hi, Mama! I know you’re watch­ing,” An­der­son said on the live broad­cast.

Liev Schreiber, best ac­tor nom­i­nee for Show­time drama Ray Dono­van, In­sta­grammed: “Big love to the acad­emy and my amaz­ing cast and crew. Feels great to be ac­knowl­edged by my peers.”

Bob Odenkirk, best ac­tor nom­i­nee for AMC drama Bet­ter Call Saul, said: “Wow, I am blown away. I am sur­rounded by ex­cel­lence on Bet­ter Call Saul and to be picked out of that line-up is a crazy honor.”

Ju­lian Fel­lowes, cre­ator and writer of PBS drama Down­ton Abbey, which earned 10 nom­i­na­tions for its fi­nal sea­son, said: “Your fear with a long run­ning se­ries is that you’re go­ing to kind of run out of puff and we were anx­ious to leave when peo­ple were sorry to see us go. And I feel that this is a recog­ni­tion of the fact that we were able to keep at full pace un­til the end.”

Thomas Mid­dled­itch, best ac­tor nom­i­nee for HBO com­edy Sil­i­con Val­ley, tweeted: “When I saw the amount of missed calls this morn­ing I thought some­thing ter­ri­ble had hap­pened. Phew. I’ll take the Emmy nom in­stead.”

El­lie Kem­per, best ac­tress nom­i­nee for Net­flix com­edy Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt, said: “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.”

Court­ney B Vance, best ac­tor nom­i­nee for the FX lim­ited se­ries The Peo­ple v OJ Simp­son: Amer­i­can Crime Story, said on In­sta­gram: “It was an op­por­tu­nity of a life­time to work with such a dream cast and to por­tray a man like John­nie Cochran. To re­ceive an Emmy nom­i­na­tion to­day is the con­tin­u­a­tion of this phe­nom­e­nal jour­ney.”

Felic­ity Huff­man, best ac­tress nom­i­nee for ABC’s lim­ited drama se­ries Amer­i­can Crime, posted a photo on Twit­ter of her­self hug­ging her daugh­ter. “My daugh­ter telling me the #Em­mys news! We hugged and then did a dance of joy.”

Lili Tay­lor, best ac­tress nom­i­nee for ABC’s lim­ited drama se­ries Amer­i­can Crime, said: “I am over the moon to hear about the nom­i­na­tion this morn­ing and to be in­cluded in such a great list of nom­i­nees this year.”

James Cor­den, host of CBS’s The Late Late Show which was nom­i­nated for best va­ri­ety talk se­ries, posted a photo on Twit­ter of his show listed among the nom­i­nees, along with the caption, “Oh. My. God...” – Reuters

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