Emmy Awards Reaction: "You Don't Have To Bribe To Get Nominated!"
After the Emmy nominations were announced this week, reaction began trickling in from the myriad of stars up for gongs at this year's ceremony. There were some surprise nominations for 2012, though the main players - Mad Men, Homeland and Downton Abbey - all predictably received nods in multiple categories.
Among the first to react was Jimmy Fallon, who was nominated for his late night talk show which has boasted strong guests and some excellent musical performances over the past year. The television personality said, "So happy to get nominated! Can't wait to get back to the Late Night office and celebrate! But first I gotta leave this theater and change out of this Batman costume". He later tweeted, "Everyone here is honored, thrilled, humbled, excited and already pretty drunk. And it's 9am". As expected, Zooey Deschanel's Fox show 'New Girl' was nominated, with actor MAC Greenfield saying, "It's all very overwhelming. I've been grinding it for so long. To go from auditioning Zeke and Luther two and a half years ago to now being nominated for an Emmy is nuts. My life has changed pretty quickly...", according to E! Online. 'Modern Family' took a huge haul of nominations, and actress Jesse Tyler Ferguson said, "I'm thrilled to be included amongst one of Modern Family's 14 Emmy nominations! I am celebrating with 10 gorgeous, tall, leggy showgirls. Not because that's how I roll but because I'm in rehearsal for The Producers at The Hollywood Bowl".
The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on September 23, 2012, live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.