Emmys Nominees 2016: Stars React To Emmy Awards Nominations

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Stars React emmy Nominations 2016

By Shari Weiss |

Stars React emmy Nominations 2016

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The 2016 Emmys nominations were announced on Thursday, and now the nominees are reacting. Many co-stars are also celebrating the nods, too. Check out stars’ reactions below!

Tracy Morgan, whose big return to “SNL” last fall now earned him a nomination for comedy guest actor, tweeted, “I’m so overwhelmed with happiness right now. I never would have imagined this was possible. Win or lose this is for you Jimmy Mac #Emmys.” “Game of Thrones” star and supporting actress nominee Maisie Williams posted, “jus on ft with me mam and twitter pops up telling me i’ve been nominated for an emmy. Wtfahhahhaahhelpme.” On behalf of “The Voice,” Carson Daly said, “We’re so appreciative of this #emmy nom. Thanks so much and congrats to all these great shows also recognized.”

“So proud of you @ConstanceZimmer!! #welldeserved #Emmys #UnREALtv,” Shiri Appleby said of her co-star. Viola Davis, the reigning drama actress winner, stated, “Wow, again, what an honor. Thank you @televisionacademy!” For the nominations for “Transparent,” Kevin Bacon posted, “Hell yes! Big love. Congrats to all.” Nominee Kerry Washington also said, “Deeply grateful to @TelevisionAcad for our #CONFIRMATION nominations. As both an actress & a producer I could not be more proud or humbled.”

Patton Ooswalt amusingly wrote, “Dear @MsSarahPaulson: when I lose the Emmy to @TigNotaro could you take a dismissive drag on a cigarette & roll your eyes at me?” Matt Bomer told his colleagues, “Congratulations to the brilliant cast and creatives of @AHSFX on their @TheEmmys nominations!” Chrissy Tiegen exclaimed, “‘Lip Sync Battle’ is officially Emmy nominated! I cannot believe this.”

“Thrilled about the Emmy nominations for ModernFamily but I think I’m even more excited about the nominations for @RuPaul & @AudraEqualityMc,” tweeted Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Gabrielle Union offered, “CONGRATS @TherealTaraji @violadavis @kerrywashington @TraceeEllisRoss @anthonyanderson @idriselba @CourtneyBVance #Roots #Blackish #Proud.” Seth Meyers ‏commented, “It’s a good day when ‘The Americans’ and Louie Anderson are Emmy nominees!”

Mindy Kaling said of her nominated friends, “Ellie and Aziz forever.” Brooklyn Decker also posted, “Congratulations to the talented and lovely @LilyTomlin on her Emmy nom for @GraceandFrankie!!!” James Franco celebrated on Instagram, writing, “Dude, Emmy Nom for ‘MAKING A SCENE!’ Far out!!!!!” And Amy Schumer amusingly tweeted, “Thank you! We have a really good shot at beating lemonade right? Hello?”

Ryan Seacrest accepted congratulations on his hosting nomination, saying, “thank u very honored.” Fellow nominee Tom Bergeron similarly said, “Thanks! And congratulations to the whole @DancingABC team for our show’s nomination, too! #DWTS.” Meanwhile, Chris Harrison poked fun at “The Bachelor” once again not scoring any nods. “16 year streak is alive and well! I’ll take another year on TV #Emmy,” he cracked.

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