Reactions to the 62nd Annual Emmy Nominations

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Contender and Emmy Nominees Presenter Sofia Vergara of 'Modern Family' (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Contender and Emmy Nominees Presenter Sofia Vergara of 'Modern Family' (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Reaction from some of Thursday’s Primetime Emmy nominees:

“Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” — Twitter post from Conan O’Brien, whose now-defunct show was nominated for variety, music or comedy series.
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“For me, Emmys are more important than love or family. It’s not about the work with me. It’s actually about winning a statue.” — Kathy Griffin, nominated for outstanding reality show for ‘My Life On The D-List.’
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“I assure you, it is play acting. I didn’t go home and strangle anybody.” — John Lithgow on his Emmy-nominated guest role as a serial killer on ‘Dexter.’
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“I have never had this much fun on anything I’ve ever worked on. All I can say is, I don’t know why people are so obsessed with vampires, but I’m really happy that they are.” — Alan Ball, creator of drama series nominee ‘True Blood.’
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“Thank God I’m not up against that Betty White. I’d even vote for her.” — Wanda Sykes, a double nominee for outstanding variety, music or comedy special and for writing for her HBO special ‘I’Ma Be Me.’
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“The ceremony is on my birthday, so it’s like the best birthday present in the entire world… What a great birthday party. I think last year mine was at a sushi restaurant or something.” — Lea Michele of ‘Glee,’ whose nomination for lead actress in a comedy series was one of the show’s 19 nods.
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“I’ve been planning going to the Emmys since I was 6 years old. So for me, getting the dress and all that kind of stuff, I was built for that. The Emmy dress finding machine starts now. I’ve been fueling it up for, you know, 30 years.” — ‘The Office‘ star Mindy Kaling, nominated for writing an episode of the comedy series.

Emmys 2010: Full Nomination List

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“I just arrived in Rome from Paris, which is not a bad transition to be making. I’m a little jet-lagged and delirious but very, very happy and how nice that I get to be celebrating in such a beautiful place.” — Claire Danes, nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie for HBO’s ‘Temple Grandin.’
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“It’s a double celebration. It’s my 21st anniversary today. However, when I turned to my wife and said, ‘Is being nominated enough of an anniversary present for you?’ And she said, ‘No.’ I went, ‘OK. I’ll be right back.'” — Bryan Cranston, nominated for lead actor in a drama series for ‘Breaking Bad.’

Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises

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“With this accent, it’s very hard to find roles. To have been able to find a role so perfect for a person like me with my ethnicity, with the way I look, it’s unbelievable.” — Sofia Vergara, nominated for supporting actress in a comedy series for ‘Modern Family.’
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“It’s such a whirlwind. It’s so fantastic. And my friends have went into the fridge and opened up a Sierra Nevada for me and said sorry we don’t have any champagne for you.” — Aaron Paul, on how he’s celebrating his nomination for supporting actor in a drama series for ‘Breaking Bad.’

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