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2013 Emmy Nominee Reactions: The Sincere, the Funny and the Outrageous!

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 More fun than waking up super early to find out if you've been nominated for an Emmy? Coming up with a statement after learning you've been nominated!

The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday morning, and the stars that were recognized are already sending out their reactions, including Amy Poehler, Jimmy Kimmel, Sofía Vergara and more.

Of course, the nomination reaction has become an art form over the years, with responses ranging from sweet and sincere to downright hilarious. Plus, there are always a few outrageous comments to keep you on your toes. So who said what? 

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The Funny

"I appreciate the nominations. I love my job. But nice try, guys. I'm not falling for this old trick again," Amy Poehler, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Parks and Recreation

"It just goes to show you - good things happen to bad people," Jimmy Kimmel, nominated for Oustanding Variety Series for Jimmy Kimmel Live

"Given all the hilarious film work I've done, from Traffic to Crash to Flight, it's nice to finally be recognized as the comic genius I am. Thank you, Academy members," Don Cheadle, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for House of Lies

"Honored to be nominated for an Emmy this morning. Takes the sting away from being snubbed by the ESPYs last night," Jimmy Fallon, nominated for Outstanding Variety Series for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

"It's taken me decades, but I have finally avenged Lucille Ball. I am euphoric," Julia Louis-Dreyfus, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep

"I'm honored to be in such an amazing company of nominees. What a nice way to start my morning before having to go to the DMV," Bill Hader, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live

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The Sincere

"I am legitimately in shock and beyond honored to be nominated for the second year in a row alongside the inspirational Jim Parsons and our fantastically written show. I can't begin to express how shocked I am to be nominated with such an impressive group of women. Wow. Now I have to find a dress," Mayim Bialik, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory

"I am honored and humbly surprised that this good fortune continues. I've never had something so wonderful happen 4 years in a row before, other than winning the NY state lottery from 1993 to 97. I share this with the entire cast and crew of Modern Family. I'm sure it's not surprising to anyone who's ever worked on a television show, but our writers are the reason we're still in this position. I'm eternally grateful for their talent and surprising good looks," Ty Burrell, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Modern Family

"I am so delighted that the Emmy voters are as fond of Violet as I am. Thank you so much for nominating us both," Maggie Smith, nominated for Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Downton Abbey

"I am shocked and thrilled and over the moon!!! What a great 62nd birthday present!!!" Margo Martindale, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Americans

"It's days like this that make me miss 30 Rock. Many thanks to everyone that nominated me," Alec Baldwin, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock


 

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"I didn't even want to let myself dream about getting a nomination, so when it happened, I was kind of in shock. But now, I have graduated to the happy dance phase. I can't stop wiggling and giggling," Carrie Preston, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Good Wife

"I am completely floored. I can't believe I'm on a list with all those talented guys.  And to have Julia, Anna and the show nominated...this is nuts. Very very grateful," Tony Hale, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Veep

"It's Mandela Day AND my colleagues recognized Steel Magnolias? It's a Great Day!" Alfre Woodard, nominated in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Steel Magnolias

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"This is such an incredible way to celebrate 30 Rock's final season -  I can't wait to go to the Emmys with my cast mates and dance like no one's watching!" Jane Krakowski, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock

"It is such an honor to be recognized by the Academy and in the company of such brilliant women. I'm grateful to Carlton, Kerry and Anthony for gifting me with the opportunity to play such a complex woman and for breathing new life into the iconic Norma Bates," Vera Farmiga, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Bates Motel

"This is just amazing! What a way to wake up. I am grateful and honored to be nominated. To have Aaron Sorkin's words lifting me off the ground, to learn from the likes of Jeff DanielsSam WatersonEmily MortimerChris Messina and Marcia Gay Harden and to be playing the fascinating Leona Lansing is beyond a dream. This nomination is like icing on the world's tastiest cake," Jane Fonda, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Newsroom

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"All of us at House of Cards are honored by the nominations. Almost four years into this journey, and well underway on production for Season Two, it's such a thrill to have the collective efforts of our talented cast, crew, designers, directors and writers recognized by the Television Academy. This dedicated team has made House of Cards by far the most rewarding artistic experience of my career.  I'm particularly happy for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright - they are the center of our show's universe and make every episode shine. And of course I'm delighted for David Fincher - his brilliance and vision inspire us all," Beau Willimon, House of Cards showrunner

"I'm really honored to be nominated and very happy to see Edie and Bobby recognized. I'm so grateful for Nurse Jackie," Merritt Wever, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Nurse Jackie

"What an honor and what a surprise. I am so proud to be part of The Good Wife.....a show that does everything cable shows do except backwards and in high heels............ And to find myself in a category with the great Maggie Smith......I am truly honored," Christine Baranski, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for The Good Wife

"What a tremendous year we have had at The Voice and this is a great reward.  Our entire Voice family deserves all the kudos for a great show every week," Mark Burnett, nominated for Outstanding Reality Competition for The Voice

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The Outrageous

"I better not finish this cheesecake then," Sofia Vergara, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Modern Family

"Wow! It is such a huge honor to be recognized by the Academy and to be among such a brilliant group of women. I am thrilled for Peter, Diana, David and Dan, HBO and the entire cast and crew of GAME OF THRONES. I can't begin to tell you how proud I am to go to work every day with this incredible team who has become a second family. I am so grateful to David and Dan for taking a chance on me and giving me the privilege of being the mother of dragons. Yer chomoe anhaan. Jin ha Khalaan, shekh ma shieraki anni. (That's "You do honor to me. This is for the Khal - my sun and stars" in Dothraki.)," Emilia Clarke, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones

"Flattered to have another July nomination in such august company for the September Emmys!" Tom Bergeron, nominated for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program for Dancing With the Stars

Stay tuned for more reactions...

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