Emmy Nominations 2014: The Stars React!

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It's been 24 hours since the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced, which means Twitter users have had time to vent their outrage over those snubbed (no Tatiana Maslany?!?!?!), while the stars have had time to let the good news sink in.

Below, we present a number of excited/funny/grateful reactions from those up for the gold on August 25:

Emmy nominees

Matthew McConaughey, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:” I am honored to be nominated with such a talented field of actors. This is a tremendous category filled with some riveting performances. Thank you for this recognition."

Lena Dunham, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: “It's an honor to be recognized with this incredible group of fierce and funny women. This list of nominees would also be the list for the best dinner party in history. Many thanks to the academy and to HBO."

Matt LeBlanc, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: "Wow it's early...it's still dark outside but thank you to the academy! I'm truly honored to represent a project I'm so very proud of. And equally thrilled that our writers Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane were also nominated."

Mayim Bialik, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: “How incredibly humbling to be nominated not only a third time but among a group of such exceptionally talented and critically acclaimed actresses. This is truly proof that among women like this, the third time will NOT be the charm for me!!!"

Christina Hendricks, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:” I am so grateful to the Academy for the incredible amount of support shown for Mad Men. To be nominated is a huge honor and I am thrilled that the show itself has been highlighted in so many other areas as well. I am so thankful."

Kerry Washington, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:” I’m so honored to be nominated. And so thrilled for Joe Morton and Kate Burton! I'm crazy grateful that the TV Academy has acknowledged our show in these ways.”

Jon Hamm, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:” I can only humbly thank the Television Academy for again including me in such a talented group of individuals as well as express my sincere gratitude for the recognition of not only the show, but my fellow cast members Christina Hendricks and Robert Morse as well as our stellar crew who were recognized.  Thanks to the Academy and the nominating committees.

Ricky Gervais, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: “I am over the moon. I cannot wait to fly to L.A. to see Louis C.K. win. Genuinely though, I am absolutely thrilled."

Josh Charles, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: “I’m so proud of the show and humbled by this nomination. I'm thrilled for Julianna, Christine, Dylan, and our casting director Mark Saks for all of their respective nominations as well. It's an honor to be mentioned with such a great group of talented actors."

Billy Crystal, Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Picture Editing for Short-Form Segments and Variety Specials: “So happy with these nominations. This breaks my 'I can't believe what happened to Brazil funk."

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