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From Darren Criss to Samantha Bee!

1 of 29 HBO

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)

"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. SkĂĄl !!"

2 of 29 HBO

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)

"What a mad thrill this is, to be nominated for a job that I love alongside my two Lannister brothers."

3 of 29 John P. Johnson/HBO

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Evan Rachel Wood

"Thank you so much for this incredible honor. I am so lucky to get to play Dolores alongside the greatest actors in the world. It is a pleasure and a dream to work with our team every day."

4 of 29 HBO

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Bill Hader (Barry)

"We couldn't be more thrilled. Insanely happy for the crew and cast."

5 of 29 Chris Haston/NBC

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Megan Mullally (Will & Grace)

"I'm thrilled and grateful to be nominated for an Emmy today! As if Will & Grace coming back in the first place wasn't enough, to have the chance to play Karen Walker again feels like a miracle to me. Will & Grace allowed me to move out of my apartment in West Hollywood and buy clothes from stores that weren't Jet Rag. It's given me confidence and changed my life. Thanks and kisses to all the Emmy voters. xox đź’ť"

6 of 29 Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

"Yo! To the Television Academy, thank you very much of this nomination for Guest Actor on a Comedy Series, Lead Actor on a Drama Series and for nominating my father Milo Ventimiglia as well and for nominating our show, This Is Us! We are all so very, very excited and honored to be excited to be invited to the party on our little network show. Thank you very much! It's off to work. I'll see you on the carpet!"

7 of 29 FX

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult)

"I am incredibly honored to have been recognized by the Television Academy, and want to thank Ryan Murphy and the entire cast and crew of AHS, with a particular shout out to the magnificent Evan Peters, who inspires me and makes me want to be a better actor."

8 of 29 Frank Ockenfels/FX

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult)

"I am thrilled by the acknowledgement from the Television Academy. I want to thank Ryan Murphy, the insanely talented cast and crew of AHS: Cult, and all the folks at FX. These things are always a team effort; I am truly grateful to be part of the AHS family."

9 of 29 Eric Liebowitz/Netflix

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

"I was going through security at the airport when I heard the wonderful news. I am so grateful to work amongst such an incredibly talented cast and crew. Thank you to the Academy, to my wonderful Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt family, and to the TSA at LAX airport! What an honor!"


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)

"I don't know what more I can say... Thank you to the Television Academy for recognizing our Atlanta voices. I love each and every one of them and I'm glad we could share that."

11 of 29 FX

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Louie Anderson (Baskets)

""I'm speechless!!! Thanks Everyone who voted"

12 of 29 FX

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

"Zorro, Dr. Strange, Harry Dunne, Todd Alquist, and Jesus Christ... pretty incredible company to keep. Humbled by your talent, Antonio Banderas, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Daniels, Jesse Plemons, John Legend. I'm such a fan. Congrats!

What an honor, Television Academy. Thank you so much. Truly. Wow. And a huge congrats to my fellow cast and crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story! Ryan Murphy does it again!"

13 of 29 FX

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

"I'm very, very happy, very, very humbled and very moved by all of this. I couldn't be happier and grateful with the academy and all of the people that I worked with. The fact that this show has received so much Emmy recognition, it is so rewarding and so touching at the same time. To have this honor to share with the people that I adore, that I respect so much, that worked with me who were collaborators are now family, life-long friends. I am so happy that all of us can share this honor. It's beautiful."

14 of 29 Photograph by Alexei Hay

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Ricky Martin (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

"I am beyond humbled and so honored to be nominated in this category along with Edgar Ramirez and the other amazing actors in my category. This recognition from my peers is the highest honor i could dream of. I am grateful to Ryan Murphy and the whole FX team."

15 of 29 Jeff Daly/FX

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

"What a great honor to be nominated alongside this incredible group of women. I am very grateful to the Television Academy, to Ryan Murphy and our amazing cast and crew. Donatella Versace is someone I really respect and admire and stepping into her shoes was a very inspiring adventure for me."

16 of 29 Matt Dinerstein

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

"My deepest thanks to the Emmy voters and of course, the brilliant Ryan Murphy for the gift of being a part of this culture changing production; thanks to Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobson, the crew, cast, hair, makeup, wardrobe, Tom Rob Smith for his remarkable script, Gwyneth Horder Payton and Dan Minahan for their glorious direction. My gratitude to all of them and FX is beyond words or measure."

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Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Finn Wittrock (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

"I am so honored to be nominated today. I owe a great debt to Ryan Murphy and I would like to express a big congrats to my fellow nominees, especially my co-stars from American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. I'm thrilled to be sharing this category with such a talented group of actors."

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Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Pamela Adlon (Better Things)

"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."

19 of 29 Peter Kramer/NBC

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)

"I'm so excited, it's been quite a morning. I loved doing it, I loved being part of such a great team. It's one of the biggest thrills of my career, being part of this team and putting this show together."

20 of 29 Courtesy of Netflix

Structured Reality Program: Queer Eye

"[It means so much], just the visibility of people who look different and act different, to see people like that celebrated. To see in Queer Eye, a diverse cast of people celebrated, not only through the five of us but the eight people that we had the honor to work with in the first season -- it's amazing. We are just so honored and blown away." -- Jonathan Van Ness (star)


Comedy Series: Atlanta

"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." -- Hiro Murai (executive producer and director)

22 of 29 FX

Limited Series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

"Of course it's thrilling to see this series attract so much recognition, and I am forever grateful to Tom Rob Smith for his brilliant take, to my producing partners, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Brad Falchuk for their collaboration and friendship, and to our talented cast who breathed such humanity into these characters. This was a heartbreaking story to tell, made more so by the fact that we continue as a culture to grapple with homophobia and shame and intolerance." -- Ryan Murphy (executive producer and director)

23 of 29 Jessica Miglio, Photo by Jessica Miglio

Variety Talk Series: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

"It's been an interesting year for the show to say the least and none of it would have been possible without each person on my staff and each suit at TBS (it's ok to say that--they're very nice suits!). TBS bravely put a woman over 45 on TV and in turn I only got yelled at by the president once. We have some seriously special people on our staff and hearing them go crazy in the office right now is just the medicine this world needs." -- Samantha Bee (host)

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Drama Series: The Americans

"Gut reaction? It feels good," co-showrunner Joel Fields told TV Guide, minutes after they found out _The Americans_ was nominated.

"A lot of the people who prognosticate about these things were predicting the likelihood that we would get nominated, but we were usually the last one, which seemed just as likely that we would fall off and not get nominated (laughs)," co-showrunner Joe Weisman told TV Guide. "So I think we were sitting right in that place of we might be in and we might not be, which is not the most comfortable place to be."

"Ultimately we're grateful for the fact that we just got to make the show, to tell this story and work with these incredible people," Fields continued. "But to have it recognized by the Academy in this final season, it means a lot. ""Im confused, didn't we just win? What's going on? I feel like we just won," Fields said.

"This is a victory, we'll take this. This is winning.""That said, I don't want to discourage any voters from voting for our show," Weisman said.

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Variety Sketch Series: Portlandia

"I feel immensely fortunate to be acknowledged by the members of the Television Academy for directing. I am very proud of this particular Portlandia episode and am honored to be nominated. In addition, to have Portlandia's final season end with a nomination in the Best Variety Sketch category is truly special. I feel very lucky." -- Carrie Brownstein (co-creator and star)

26 of 29 Michael Kovac, Getty Images for A&E Networks

Informational Series or Specia: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

"Thank you to everyone at the Television Academy for this nomination. Thank you to our dedicated team. And an astronomical thank you to our contributors who were brave enough to tell their stories of the vicious and destructive doctrine of the Church of Scientology. To our fellow nominees...we are all motivated, when creating our respective shows, to share stories for the people who felt their stories weren't shared. From VICE-HBO, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Letterman to Anthony Bourdain we all felt a duty to give light to people from all walks of life. Bourdain once said, 'Without... a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.' To Anthony and his team, a huge congrats for your well-deserved nomination, to his fans and those who loved him, we send our heartfelt condolences, and may he Rest In Peace" - Leah Remini

27 of 29 NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)

"I'm so honored to be part of This is Us. This sort of opportunity comes along once in a lifetime. I'm especially grateful to Dan Fogelman and the writers for finding a way to continue to tell William's story. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing so many of the talented cast and crew from This Is Us today. I can't wait to celebrate with them soon!"

28 of 29 NBC, Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Gerald McRaney (This Is Us)

"I am so honored and humbled to have received a second Emmy nomination for a show that I love dearly. The writing is spot on perfection and working with the actors on the show is a total joy."

29 of 29 John P. Johnson/HBO

Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Jimmi Simpson (Westworld)

"I thought today was gonna be special because I get to go kayaking at noon... now this?! What an unexpected blessing! I feel so proud to be included in the Television Academy's list of outstanding performances- what a lovely compliment. Westworld is storytelling at it's finest and I'm just ecstatic to be a small part of it. I'm ecstatic about the kayaking too so I better get ready and find my swim trunks as they seem to have disappeared."