Emmy Nominee Reactions!

Emmy nominee reactions

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“We are so excited about the nomination for ‘American Ninja Warrior!’ Having watched the series grow from being a cult hit on G4 to the massive success it is now for both NBC and Esquire has been amazing. Our partners A. Smith and, of course, NBC, have been incredible. They consistently deliver episodes that are exciting and truly inspirational.”

– Matt Hanna, EVP Development and Production, Esquire Network.
“I was walking out of the bathroom when someone texted me that we were nominated. It was quite the shock. With Robot Chicken, it’s always a pleasant surprise. But SuperMansion, we’re the little show that could. We’re fighting against Family Guy and South Park, and not only that, the creators of those shows. I think everybody in that category is someone who has way too much talent that I can only hope to get at some point in my lifetime. I root for each and every one of them, and I’ll just favor Chris and Keegan or Keegan and Chris depending on which one of the two of them pays me more compliments.”

– Matt Senreich, co-founder of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which earned three Emmy nominations, including Chris Pine and Keegan-Michael Key for Outstanding Character Voice-Over for SuperMansion and Outstanding Short Form Animated Program for Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken Christmas Special: The X-Mas United


“I was playing squash with David Wain and was oblivious to the morning until I got off the court and saw an onslaught of messages. I am so happy to be part of this cast and honored to be nominated with such an outstanding group of people and many of my friends. This will be fun!”

– Matt Walsh, Veep, Nominated for SUPPORTING ACTOR in a COMEDY SERIES


“I’m awed by the journey we have been on with CONFIRMATION. I’m deeply grateful to the academy for acknowledging this film that so many people poured their hearts and souls into. As both an actress and producer, I could not possibly be more proud or humbled.”

– Kerry Washington, Confirmation, Nominated for LEAD ACTRESS in a LIMITED SERIES


“Working on The People V. O.J. Simpson has been a career highlight and its own reward, but I am especially moved by the recognition for everyone who devoted their hearts and souls to this project—from our brilliant cast to our amazing writers and directors to the extraordinary producers. We are all incredibly grateful. It’s a happy day.”

– Ryan Murphy, The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Nominated for DIRECTING in a LIMITED SERIES


“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. This unique show, with no genre behind it – just honest character exploration, surprises me over and over. The fact that TV fans and critics are welcoming this unpredictable journey – it’s simply inspiring. Thank you.”

– Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul, Nominated for LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA


“The first time, I was shocked. Second time? Just completely floored. I am so honored and grateful to be included in this group of amazing, insanely talented people. Huge congratulations to Kevin, Robin, Beau, Mahershala, Paul, Reg E., Ellen, Molly, and everyone involved with the show – it’s so special to be sharing this with you all. What a thrill!”

– Michael Kelly, House of Cards, Nominated for SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES


“I am floored that I’ve been nominated, but I am even more excited that LUTHER has been nominated as well. The success of LUTHER is so much due to the fans and I hope they are as proud of this nomination as we are. OH BOY! What a category!”

– Idris Elba, Luther, Nominated for LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE


“I know that it’s pretty rare when the elements come together like the inner and outer society. The work. This is one of them. John Ridley has his finger on the pulse. And I love being a part of it. It’s great. It just makes my job a lot easier. It makes it easier to talk to people about it. It’s just really nice.”

– Lili Taylor, American Crime, Nominated for LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE


“I am especially honored to be in a category with so many great actors. Except of course my arch-nemesis Rob Corddry. Never Corddry!!!”

– Rob Huebel, Children’s Hospital, Nominated for ACTOR IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES


“I loved doing ‘Childrens Hospital’ and I am most excited that Rob Huebel, and Erinn Hayes were recognized for their talents. It’s been a fun ride and I am grateful for the recognition.”

– Rob Corddry, Children’s Hospital, Nominated for ACTOR IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES


“As strange as it may seem, all of us who are responsible for ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ are as excited about our 19th nomination as we were about our first.  What a journey – for which we have our hundreds of generous and gifted guests to thank.”

– James Lipton, Inside the Actors Studio, Nominated for INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL – 2016


“I’m so honored and excited that after 13 seasons, our fans at the Academy are still enjoying the show as much as we enjoy making it.”

– Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef, Nominated for REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM – 2016


“Thrilled to be nominated again for the 13th time! It’s been a great run and is a testament to how much the show is loved by our peers.”

– Tom Colicchio, Top Chef, Nominated for REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM – 2016


“We are thrilled with our 8 nominations, that highlight our diverse slate and the quality programming we pride ourselves on. We are honored to be recognized alongside some of today’s most innovative reality producers and documentary filmmakers,” said Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel.



“Words cannot express how grateful and humbled I feel. Working on House of Cards alongside so many great talents has been one of the highlights of my career, and it brings me so much joy to see the show continually recognized by everyone. Thank you to the academy for this tremendous honor.” – Mahershala Ali

– Mahershala Ali, House of Cards, Nominated for GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES


“Very exciting! At least for this year, Christmas isn’t just one day a year!”

— Bill Murray, Mitch Glazer & Sofia Coppola, A Very Murray Christmas, Nominated for TV MOVIE


“Very honored to be noticed, especially in a year with so many excellent films and limited series. Hats off to HBO and Amblin for taking a risk on a political drama, during this election season. We had a sensational cast and a passionate crew. The hook for us all was a phenomenally good script by Robert Schenkkan.”

— Jay Roach, All the Way


“All the editors on Naked and Afraid XL are incredibly excited. It’s a serious challenge editing together 42 minutes of content from 40 days of footage. But it’s nothing compared to what the survivalists have to endure… at least we don’t have to eat bugs and snakes! But if we win, we are fully prepared to accept our award naked (and largely afraid)!”

– Eric Goldfarb, editor of Naked and Afraid XL


“I am so grateful for Grease: Live’s nominations this morning. What means the most to me is that almost every department was recognized. To pull off something that ambitious required an extraordinary team effort at every level and everyone on our production performed at their very best. It was such a privilege to work with such a talented group of people and I’m thrilled that the Academy recognized their outstanding work. Congratulations to the whole team.”

– Marc Platt, Executive Producer of Grease: Live!


“We are thrilled with our 8 nominations, that highlight our diverse slate and the quality programming we pride ourselves on. We are honored to be recognized alongside some of today’s most innovative reality producers and documentary filmmakers.”

– Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel


“We want to thank the Academy for this wonderful and special honor. It took 10 years to tell this story, and we are humbled by that experience and inspired by all who have joined the conversation about our criminal justice system. We are thrilled to share this nomination with everyone who made this series possible, especially our subjects, our incredible team and our partners at Netflix.”

– Directors Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, Netflix’s Making a Murderer


“I am super excited and appreciative to be nominated. I’m lucky to part of the amazing team that makes this show! “

– David Reichert, Cinematographer, Deadliest Catch


On finding out that she had been nominated:

“I had been eagerly watching the nominations. When the series got nominated, I said yes! Then the site went down so I didn’t know anything until I got a call to say I had been nominated.  We got 12 nominations so that was fantastic.”

 On whether she had expected The Night Manager to be as well received as it was:

“You never go, this is how it’s going to end. You always think about the creative and how you’re going to do something. If you focus on the creative process, you’re going to get the best results, and in this case, the accolade.”

On who was the first person to congratulate her:

“The other executive producers, Hugh and everyone was ecstatic. It’s really wonderful. “

How will you celebrate the nomination?

“I’ll probably get moderately drunk. All the hard work everyone has put into this, this is such a big thing. It’s six hours of drama. At times, when you’re away from your family, you wonder if this is what your life should be like. Then this happens and it’s so worthwhile! “

-Susanne Brier – Director and Producer  The Night Manager

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