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Emmy Nominees React To Their Nominations from the TV Academy – UPDATED!


Earlier today, the full list of Emmy Nominees was announced where HBO’s “Watchmen” led the nominations with 26 but studio Netflix made history nabbing a record-breaking 160 nominations for the streaming service.

Read some of the reactions from this year’s slate of nominees down below as AwardsCircuit collects them. Check back for updates throughout the day.


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What a humbling feeling to be recognized by the academy once again for my work on This Is Us. It’s been a privilege to work with this talented cast and crew. This show is one that keeps on giving and I’m forever grateful to be a part of it. Big congrats to my on-screen son, Sterling K. Brown and Phylicia Rashad on their nominations.

– Ron Cephas Jones, THIS IS US

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What an amazing day, I am so excited for my whole Succession family! Playing Greg is so damn fun, and I’m deeply thankful and honored to be recognized for it. I’m going to drink a rosé that is “not my favorite” to celebrate!

– Nicholas Braun, SUCCESSION

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Well, this is a really sweet surprise in the middle of a really weird time in the world – thank you to the Television Academy! I’m very moved to be listed alongside such talented actors, and am eternally grateful that Ryan Murphy gave me the chance to be a part of HOLLYWOOD and to work with such an immensely gifted group of people – the whole experience was about as good as it gets and I know how fortunate I was to have taken this journey.

-Jim Parsons, “Hollywood” – Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series

“Big Little Lies” – HBO

Well, this is a really sweet surprise in the middle of a really weird time in the world – thank you to the Television Academy! I’m very moved to be listed alongside such talented actors, and am eternally grateful that Ryan Murphy gave me the chance to be a part of HOLLYWOOD and to work with such an immensely gifted group of people – the whole experience was about as good as it gets and I know how fortunate I was to have taken this journey.

  • Michelle Radow, “Big Little Lies” – (Makeup Department Head)
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“I’m honored to be nominated for the Emmys for my work on “Grace and Frankie”. This year’s Emmy Nominations list for “Outstanding Contemporary Costumes is especially strong and I am truly honored to be on it!  I am thrilled for all of my colleagues at “Grace and Frankie” for the recognition that the show has received. Collaborating with Marta Kauffman, Howard Morris and the entire talented team has been and continues to be a wonderful experience. Working on this series has been sheer joy.”

-Allyson Fanger, GRACE & FRANKIE costume designer (Outstanding Contemporary Costumes)

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“Wow, what a start to the day! Thank you so much to the Academy for this incredible honor, and for continuing to show such amazing support for Stranger Things. It took an army of passionate, talented artists to bring season 3 to life, and we’re particularly thrilled to see so many of our behind-the-scenes artists — sound, VFX, editors, music, and stunts — recognized for their amazing work. From all of us on team Stranger — thank you!!”

The Duffer Brothers, Creators, Showrunners and Directors of Stranger Things

“It is a tremendous honor to have our show and third season recognized by The Television Academy alongside such great series and storytellers. Working alongside the brilliant Duffer Brothers continues to be one of the great honors and joys of my career, and our cast and crew is deeply grateful for this acknowledgment.”

Shawn Levy, Executive Producer and Director of Stranger Things

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“It is really thrilling to see all the love for Ozark – 18 nominations!! This season was such an amazing journey with twists and turns and surprises around every corner. I’m especially happy for Showrunner Chris Mundy and my fellow editor Viks Patel, in addition to our amazing cast, DPs, composers, and directors! As always, it was incredibly rewarding to work with Jason Bateman, the director of the episode I’m nominated for, “War Time.” He continues to inspire us all to do our best!”

Cindy Mollo, ACE, Editor (Ozark)


“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing DEAD TO ME– it’s a lifelong dream come true. I’m incredibly proud to share this moment with our amazing cast, crew and partners at CBS Studios & Netflix. I created DEAD TO ME as a way to work through my own grief and loss, hoping that Jen and Judy’s story might help people through theirs. For our traumedy to be honored in this way is a twist I did not see coming. It’s truly life-affirming and I’m deeply grateful.”

  • Liz Feldman, Creator, and Writer of Dead To Me
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“It is an honor to be recognized by the Television Academy for my work on The Mandalorian. Deepest thanks to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, true visionaries who so brilliantly brought the Force to the uncharted territory of this new medium while encapsulating the magic and nostalgia of the original trilogy. I would also like to thank the talented Los Angeles recording musicians who brought such heart and soul to our collaboration.”

Ludwig Göransson, Emmy nominee Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), THE MANDALORIAN

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“I had such a great time playing this extraordinary part in Black Mirror. Thank you so much to the Television Academy for honouring me in this way, and to Damson, Topher, Charlie, Annabel, James and the gang for being such brilliant collaborators.”

  • Andrew Scott, Black Mirror
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“To be recognized in this way this morning is such an honor – but to be able to share it with my partner Pilar Savone and our Simpson Street family makes it even more meaningful. The experiences we’ve been able to have this year were beyond our wildest dreams: working with the legendary Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel to bring iconic shows from the 70s to new audiences with Live In Front of a Studio Audience, to adapting AMERICAN SON, a Broadway play about Black lives and police violence to Netflix, to bringing Celeste Ng’s beautiful novel Little Fires Everywhere to life with my incredible friends Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter and Liz Tigelar. But the tears came this morning when I heard about Lynn Shelton’s nomination for Little Fires Everywhere. I’m so incredibly grateful that the Television Academy has chosen to honor Lynn with this very deserved nomination. I know she’s celebrating in the beyond.”

  • Kerry Washington, Executive Producer and Star of American Son

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“Given that it’s been announced on a Tuesday, I hereby regretfully decline my nomination for “Black Monday.” I am a dayist. Been one for many years. My principles are my bedrock and sacrosanct.”

  • Don Cheadle, “Black Monday” – Best Actor in a Comedy Series
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Elena (Reese Witherspoon) and Lexi (Jade Pettyjohn) attend the neighborhood Christmas lighting in “Little Fires Everywhere” Episode Seven.

“I am so excited – this feels completely surreal. I’m so happy for ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ to be recognized and to be in company with these other incredible, ground-breaking limited series. It was such an honor to adapt Celeste’s beautiful book – and the show’s nominations are a tribute to the hard work of every single person who poured their heart and soul into it. To make a show about race and class and motherhood at this particular time was a deep honor and the best, most illuminating experience of my professional life. It’s also been such a time of grief. We have been in mourning as a show – for the loss of our beloved director, Lynn Shelton, who is missed every day, and also for the deep grief that our country is experiencing, in the wake of the wave of senseless murders of Black men and women. We are in a reckoning as a country and this show challenged us in making it and, I hope, the audience in watching it, to look at the parts of ourselves that we’re afraid to look at. The message is: we can’t not look. Thank you for seeing us – it truly means so much. I know how thrilled Lynn would be to have received this honor and as we celebrate as a show, we’re holding her and her family close in our hearts.”

– Liz Tigelaar, creator/showrunner, “Little Fires Everywhere”

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This one strikes differently. It’s been a rough year for all of us. This honor is about more than acknowledgment. It’s about motivation to be my most authentic self so I can create authentic work. This news has lifted me in ways I did not anticipate! Much love and gratitude to the Academy and my Kimmy family.
-Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend” (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie)
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I’m so happy and grateful to have been nominated for my work on ‘Normal People’ and delighted for Paul, Sally, Alice and Louise for having their amazing work recognised. Making the show with broadcasters as supportive as BBC and HULU was a joy from start to finish. Sally’s novel is so rich and powerful and I’m beyond proud of the work that the whole cast and crew put in so that we could do it justice – all under the umbrella of my film making home, Element Pictures, led superbly by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe. All four nominations we received are a tribute to everyone who put their hearts and souls into this show. I want to pay particular tribute to Daisy Edgar-Jones who gave such an extraordinary performance as Marianne – my nomination is as much for her as it is for me. I also want to thank the brilliant producers, Catherine Magee and Emma Norton who were at the heart of everything, as well as Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann whose contribution was vital, and Suzie Lavelle, dazzling director of photography and Nathan Nugent, editor supreme and my right hand man. Above all, my love and gratitude go to Ed Guiney whose wisdom, skill and spirit animated the whole enterprise.

-Lenny Abrahamson, “Normal People”

I am so utterly honoured to have been included in the nominations list today alongside such immense actors I have admired from afar. Normal People was created by a huge cast and crew who deserve so much recognition for their incredible work. Most importantly I want to thank my amazing friend and brilliant co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones as the show would not have got the extraordinary response without her electric performance.

-Paul Mescal, “Normal People”

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“All I can say is WOW. What a fantastic surprise! I am working with the most amazing team who worked tirelessly to get this amazing show to camera. Incredible, thank you from all of us!”

-Natalie Bronfman, “The Handmaid’s Tale” – Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

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“To be nominated with so many other amazingly talented composers is a huge win in itself.  It’s gratifying to have all those hours and days spent in the studio seen and heard and acknowledged.”
Nathan Barr, composer, “Hollywood” (Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)



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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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