Reactions to the 64th Annual Emmy Nominations

by | July 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM | Emmys

'Scandal's Kerry Washington and TV host Jimmy Kimmel, in his pajamas, announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Reactions to the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

“I think I’ll set a trend here and we’ll see a lot of people wearing pajamas next year.” — Jimmy Kimmel, who wore pajamas to announce the Emmy nominations live on TV and whose show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was nominated for outstanding variety program.

“Popsicles after school. I’ll go pick up my husband. He’s got the day off. It’s really hot here, so we’ll go to this really great ice cream, Popsicle shop. That will be my celebration. I’ll toast the Emmy nomination with a chocolate Popsicle. I know it doesn’t sound great, but they’re amazing. There’s another one that’s a peanut butter pecan Popsicle.” — Nicole Kidman, nominated for her starring role in the TV movie “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” on how she plans to celebrate.

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“It’s insane. I can’t believe it. And we’re the show that’s been there, too. That’s weird, too. I can’t believe we are on the air.” — “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner on the show’s 17 nominations.

“I have had the shriekiest morning of my life. I literally feel like I got asked to the prom and engaged and told I was going to the moon all in one day. Not to be too dramatic.” — Lena Dunham, nominated for writing, directing and starring in the comedy “Girls.”

“Zooey and I are coordinating outfits right now. We’re trying to figure out what we’re gonna wear. We obviously don’t wanna wear the same thing. Can you imagine how embarrassing that would be? We want to let you know, ‘Yes, we’re on the same show.’ There might be some coordination between the two outfits. We just want to make sure they’re showstoppers.” — Max Greenfield, nominated for supporting actor for “New Girl.” Lead actress Zooey Deschanel was also nominated.

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“I was pretending to sleep. It wasn’t going very well. I instructed everyone to not call me because I didn’t want any condolence calls. I didn’t want to pick them up thinking it was an exciting call, only to find out — waah, waah — it didn’t happen. Then, my manager called me, and I screamed a lot. A lot. With great excitement.” — Sarah Paulson, nominated for her supporting role in the TV movie “Game Change.”

“I’m glad I’m working today so I get a chance to see everybody, so that the nominations are still fresh. I think it will lift everybody’s spirits today.” — Steve Buscemi, nominated for lead actor in a drama series for “Boardwalk Empire,” which garnered 12 nominations.

“Right now I just have mimosas sort of swimming around in front of my eyes but I haven’t actually managed to get a hold of one, so I think I need to go and put that right, and maybe a little champagne brunch. I have my family with me and my two small children, so as long as I can drink alcohol and keep them alive for the remainder of the day, that will be a job well done.” — Damian Lewis, nominated for his lead role on “Homeland.”

“It’s a great honor, though there should be parentheses next to my name with all of the ‘SNL’ writers. And now I have to kiss up to the cast members of ‘Modern Family’ in hopes that they pull a Ving Rhames and give me their award when they win.” — “Saturday Night Live” star Bill Hader, nominated for supporting actor in a comedy series. Rhames famously gave his 1998 Golden Globe Award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon.

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