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What a way to start the day!

On Thursday, Veep's Anna Chlumsky and S.W.A.T.'s Shemar Moore announced the nominees for the 2017 Emmys. Before revealing Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series contenders, Moore surprised Chlumsky by revealing she'd secured her fifth consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Amy Brookheimer.

NBC's Saturday Night Live and HBO's Westworld receive the most nominations, with 22 each. Many of this year's nominees tweeted about the recognition or issued statements to E! News:

The Crown, 2017 Emmys

Netflix

"THE CROWN just keeps on giving and this morning's nomination is only the latest of its gifts.  I'm especially pleased that Claire Foy is my co-nominee, one of the best actors and best people I've ever worked with and that, by nominating the series, the Academy has recognized the scores of extraordinary people who created THE CROWN.  How do I celebrate?  I haven't changed my plans: I'm taking my wife to a Lyle Lovett concert tonight in Montana, something Winston Churchill never got to do."

Angela Bassett, Master of None

Netflix

"I am tremendously thrilled to have been nominated. Just goes to show you that it all starts with a great script—in its pages lay heart, humor, and the idea that family is where we should feel safe to express ourselves with boldness. I always thought I was funny; and the Master of None team—Aziz, Alan, Melina, and the amazing Lena—gave me a beautiful opportunity to show that 'secret' side of myself."

Transparent, 2017 Emmys

Amazon

"It's an honor to once again be recognized by the Television Academy for playing a character as complex as Maura Pfefferman on a groundbreaking show like Transparent. I share this nomination with our fearless creative team led by the great Jill Soloway, and this glorious cast, who encourage me to do my best work every day. I am so excited about our 7 nominations, particularly for Judith and Kathryn, my incredible co-stars."

Gerald McRaney, This Is Us

NBC/Paul Drinkwater

"I couldn't be more thrilled. I thank everyone involved with this show, especially Dan, Milo and Mandy. A very special thanks to John and Glen for asking me to do the role and directing me in the pilot. Thanks to everyone at NBC for such strong support of the show and, obviously thanks to the Academy for recognizing the show and my part in it. Congratulations to all the nominees from This Is Us and all nominees from all the other shows."

Big Little Lies, 2017 Emmys

HBO

"What an incredible honor to be recognized by the Television Academy and alongside such a talented group of actors. I am so thrilled for Nicole, Reese, Shailene, Laura, Jean Marc and the entire cast and crew on Big Little Lies.  I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to play such a complex character and to support an outstanding, awe-inspiring, fierce cast. I especially want to thank Nicole, who was with me every day to tell this dark, twisted, but heartbreakingly real story. I also want to thank HBO for their continued support and for championing projects that challenge and revolutionize how stories can be told on television."

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan, 2017 Emmys

FX

"Being a part of Feud: Bette and Joan has been an exceptional experience. I'm so proud of the work we've done and the conversations we've continued. It has been a privilege to work with such a fantastic, supremely talented cast and thank you to the brilliant Ryan Murphy for the opportunity to portray a man like Robert Aldrich. To be recognized at this level is a true honor and I am humbled beyond measure. Thank you." 

Ellen Page, Gaycation With Ellen Page

Viceland

"Thank you @televisionacad for recognizing #gaycation with an Emmy nomination. Thank you to @viceland for the support. Love and gratitude to all the extraordinary, generous and courageous individuals who share their stories with us. Much much much love."

Orange Is the New Black, 2017 Emmys

Netflix

"WOW. Thank you to @TheEmmys for this nomination. AND my love and congrats to @Lavernecox @samirawiley and all of today's nominees! #oitnb."

Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Westworld

John P. Johnson/HBO

"Thank you to everyone. It is a very nice surprise. Thank you."

Feud: Bette and Joan, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange

FX

"It was truly thrilling to be a part of Feud and to embody the iconic Joan Crawford. It means so much to see the overwhelming amount of acknowledgement for our incredible cast and crew who worked tirelessly to bring Joan and Bette's stories to the screen, and I'm so pleased that so many of them were recognized today. Thank you to the Academy for their continuous support, and thank you again to our fearless leader, Ryan Murphy. You've done it again."

Fargo, Fargo Season 3

FX

"My opportunities this year on both FARGO and THE LEFTOVERS could stand alone as a testament to what a fruitful time it is for actresses on television, but when you combine them with the sheer number of striking performances by women this year, it feels like we're entering a new epoch. I thank the Television Academy for including me in a roster of actresses whose work has inspired me."

Top Chef

Bravo

"It's always nice to be recognized for the hard work the entire team does, and this season was no exception. Congratulations to everyone for their hard work resulting in our eleventh Emmy nomination!"

Samantha Bee, Full Frontal

TBS

"Best day at work ever! Thanks to our team, our fans, and all the #NastyWomen and Thunderc--ts, wherever you are. #Emmys2017."

Stranger Things

Netflix

"Thank you @TheEmmys for the nomination. It is very special to me. And @Stranger_Things with 18 nominations, my pride in the show, unending [love]."

Stranger Things, 2017 Emmys

Netflix

"Thank you Television Academy! We're two days from STS1's first anniversary and what an amazing present for the show to be nominated for an Emmy!! Congrats to all our writers, our directors and producers, all our amazing crew and, of course, all my castmates...Thanks to my family and team for all the support - you're the best!"

Stranger Things

Netflix

"Thank you Television Academy!! I am so happy for team Stranger Things! And I am so proud to be a part of this amazing show. What an honor."

Stranger Things, Barb

Courtesy Netflix

"Wow. I am so incredibly honored. Thank you so much. Congratulations to all the other incredible nominees. @TheEmmys. Special congrats to @DavidKHarbour and @milliebbrown and the Duffer brothers. You're all incredible artists and I'm so happy for you."

Masterchef Jr.

Fox

"Couldn't be happier for these talented young chefs who've won the hearts of so many...5th time is the charm !! #EmmyNominations"

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

National Geographic

"The news of this nom at 1:38 a.m. in the Antipodes is wonderful. For me, it is not only a celebration of having failed so badly in Physics at High School, but also great for Nat Geo entering a new playing and bringing Einstein questioning into the spotlight .. I am thrilled to be acknowledged along such illustrious heroic fellow-nominees."

Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us

NBC

"This is beyond anything I could've imagined! I'm floored and indescribably grateful. Thank you to the Television Academy for the recognition for ATLANTA and THIS IS US. The opportunity to be a part of this amazing cast and production is something I'll always be joyous about...I hope years from now, when we look back on this time, it will be remembered as ground-breaking and a moment of when an artistic renaissance came through and took focus on an era where we can change the world. And we ain't nowhere NEAR DONE!!!! Thank you."

Mandy Patinkn, Homeland

Showtime

"So honored to be nominated, so honored to be able to work as an actor. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan

FX

"Very flattered to be nominated among such esteemed company - playing Jack Warner was an actor's dream come true. Working with Ryan Murphy and his creative team and the incredible cast was a great honor. I couldn't be more excited!"

Jackie Hoffman, Feud

FX

"My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the nominees. Thank you to the Television Academy! Mazel Tov to team FEUD, especially Ryan Murphy!"

Veep, 2017 Emmys

HBO

"Thx 2 @TelevisionAcad 4 our 17 noms 4 @VeepHBO. We welcome any info Russian govt has on any of our opponents & r avail 4 meetings. #veep"

RuPaul's Drag Race, 2017 Emmys

VH1

"I want to thank the academy for honoring the entire cast and crew of RuPaul's Drag Race, my family at World of Wonder, and our champions at Vh1. It takes a village, people! Their creativity and dedication to telling the stories of our brave and talented queens never ceases to amaze, amuse and inspire."

Feud Bette and Joan, 2017 Emmys

FX

"Thank you. Bette would be happy and so am I."

Sherlock the Lying Detective, 2017 Emmys

PBS

"In a year of such great television it's a privilege to be nominated and having seen my fellow nominees work just to be in their company is winning enough. Couldn't be happier for me and the show."

The Americans

FX

"We knew what the outcome of the voting would be as we met with a Russian lawyer some time ago."

The Handmaid's Tale, Alexis Bledel

Hulu

"I'm very grateful to be a part of The Handmaid's Tale. It's amazing company of actors and the incredible group of artists who bring this story to life. It has already been a true honor to be entrusted with playing Ofglen; a character and inspiration originated by Margaret Atwood and so beautifully crafted by Bruce Miller. It has been a high point for me creatively to be led by Reed Morano's skillful and intuitively transportive direction, while acting alongside the utterly brilliant Elisabeth Moss. For Handmaid's to now receive this much recognition, it's humbling, yet I'm so proud, and really excited for everyone."

House of Cards Season 5

Netflix

"I'm absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for a third time. Five seasons in, I still feel privileged and excited to work with the incredible cast and crew on House of Cards. I'm humbled and honored, and the nominations for Robin, Kevin, and the show make this even more special."

Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef

Paul Cheney/Bravo

"So elated that after so many seasons the Television Academy has again nominated Top Chef! Congrats to all my cast and crew and our brilliant producers for the best show there is to work on. Feeling much gratitude this morning! Congrats also to RuPaul's Drag Race which is much loved on our set too!"

Better Call Saul, 2017 Emmys

AMC

"Thank you Academy Members for this! I love bringing Jimmy Mcgill/Saul to life. As written by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan and the staff, he's a complex, compromised, and funny fella—he's got everything going' on! It is the part of a lifetime, and I'm glad it's working so well for so many people. I'm thrilled to be included in this great group of actors and I am so happy that the Academy appreciates the hard work and high standards of everyone making Better Call Saul. Congrats to Jonathan Banks as well. Jonathan Banks delivers again and again, he is the consummate pro, and he's funny and don't believe the hype—he's a sweetheart, too. The best. We are all giving it everything we got, glad you like it!"

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

John P. Johnson/HBO

"Thanks for all the congrats, folks. Really pleased for all my #Westworld colleagues. We love what we do! (And don't take that for granted.)"

Orange Is the New Black, Season 4, OITNB

Netflix

"I am still in shock and so much joy. I received my 2nd #EmmyNomination this morning. This means so much to me. My own personal struggles have been real and many.Those of other trans women are real and many particularly those who are incarcerated and suffering abuse in correctional facilities and solitary confinement like my character Sophia did in this now Emmy nominated episode.#JusticeforEryricka."

Veep, 2017 Emmys

HBO

""It's truly an honor to be nominated and I can't thank the voters and supporters of Veep enough. Maybe now my daughter won't try to walk 10 feet in front of me. But who am I kidding!"

The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu

"Well I'm in a little bit of shock!! 13 nominations is absolutely insane. I woke up to a gif from my publicist Erica of a shirtless Anthony Rizzo from the Cubs and knew it was good news (because a shirtless Rizzo is always good news) but 13 is blowing my mind! I'm so intensely proud of my cast and crew who put their blood, sweat and tears (literally) into this show. This is not a solo sport and each and every one of them is responsible for helping make something we could be proud of. And a special shout out to my executive producing partners, showrunner Bruce Miller and EP Warren Littlefield. Our triangle of collaboration and trust has been a gift to me and I love you both. Nolite te bastardes Carborundorum bitches."

William H. Macy, Shameless

Chuck Hodes/SHOWTIME

"The day I read John Wells' pilot for Shameless I knew I was in for a wild ride, and here we are eight years later and I'm still playing Frank Gallagher, whom I love so much I'd give him my liver. Not only do I get to go to the Emmys to see all my pals, I'll do it with Felicity Huffman on my arm. Life is sweet."

Tom Hanks, Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

NBC

"Oh S--t!! A EMMY NOM?! I really got to get fine now lmao!! Wish my parents was here to see this!! CHEAH!! So grateful!!"

This Is Us, 2017 Emmys

NBC

"It's crazy. I literally had to ask someone twice, like, 'Are we sure? Can we just check it again? Are we sure?' You don't want to celebrate too soon, you know what I mean?...Today is my first day of Season 2, so that's how I'm celebrating."

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO

"When we started on this journey we never thought the series would connect on such a big way worldwide. I have never experienced anything like it and as producers and actors we all bow down to the Academy with thanks!"

This Is Us, Billy on the Street

David S. Holloway/truTV

"As someone who grew up, for better or worse, watching award shows religiously, I'd be lying to say this doesn't feel insane and wonderful. I'm so grateful and proud of the whole Billy on the Street production team which has worked so incredibly hard on this wild show for 5 seasons."

Westworld, 2017 Emmys

HBO

"I am so thrilled to be nominated for playing Dolores; she is the bravest and most complex character I have portrayed. It is an honor to be a part of the cast of Westworld, it really is the best job I've ever had. "

Stranger Things, 2017 Emmys

Netflix

"Ahhhh! Only in my dreams could I have imagined this. Thank you to the Television Academy for the incredible amount of love and support they have shown me and our show this morning. I have so much fun playing Eleven, and am forever grateful to The Duffers, Shawn Levy and Netflix for allowing me the opportunity to become her. This is an unbelievable honor, and I can't wait to dance the night away with the cast and Stranger Things team!"

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 2017 Emmys

Netflix

"I'm continuously blown away by our show's talent in front of and behind the camera, and this season is no exception. It's truly an honor to be recognized alongside such an incredible cast and crew. Thank you to the Academy, thank you to our UKS family, and thank you Beyoncé."

Judith Light, Transparent

Amazon

"I am so grateful to Jill Soloway for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime and to our entire cast and crew, and of course the television academy. I could not be more proud and honored to be considered amongst the group of women in this category."

This Is Us, 2017 Emmys

NBC

"Maaaaan, I got the best job on TV! Receiving this nomination is just the cherry on top. Thank you, Television Academy! From network to studio, cast to crew, writers, producers & directors—each and every one of you are second to none! Thank you all for making this the experience of a lifetime! Dan Fogelman...you are a cherub faced, literary assassin! I look forward to working with you for the rest of my life! Ryan, Andrew, & Amaré...you are my everything. Namaste."

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 2017 Emmys

Netflix

"I am so honored to be included in this extraordinary group of women. And I am very grateful to Robert, Tina, and all of our cast and crew who make my job so pleasant. Go Russia! I mean, go USA!"

black-ish, 2017 Emmys

ABC

"congrats to the entire #blackish family!! #Emmys"

Big Little Lies, 2017 Emmys

HBO

"I am still in awe of the amazing team that came together to create Big Little Lies. These brilliant actors, directors, writers, all of the creatives and crew were the hardest working and most talented people I have ever collaborated with. To have their work recognized by the Television Academy is beyond humbling and extremely exciting! I'm so appreciative of the audience who found and supported our show, and am happy they can celebrate with us today."

The Wizard of Lies, 2017 Emmys

HBO

"It is most gratifying that the Television Academy has chosen to honor Wizard of Lies in so many categories. It was truly a collaborative effort to bring this production to fruition. I am proud to be a part of it."

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