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The Associated Press
Date
July 18, 2013

Stars react to nominations for 65th Emmy Awards

Stars react to the nominations for the 65th annual Emmy Awards, announced Thursday at television academy headquarters in Los Angeles:

— “It just goes to show you — good things happen to bad people.” — Jimmy Kimmel, on the four nominations for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

— “I think it’s a musical number. I can just see those dancing demons.” — Emmy telecast producer Ken Ehrlich on how to incorporate lead nominee “American Horror Story: Asylum” into the ceremony.

— “What’s so great about this thing is it’s going to bring us all back together. A little family reunion. So we get to come back together and celebrate the time we had together and the work that we did. It’s very exciting.” — Aaron Paul, who helped announce the nominees and discovered he was among them with another supporting-actor nod for “Breaking Bad,” which wrapped its final season.

— “To be watching an effective politician, although diabolical, he does get (things) done, so obviously it has to be a fiction.” — Kevin Spacey, nominated for his leading role as a congressional leader in “House of Cards.”

— “I loved playing Lana Winters more than I’ve loved playing any character I’ve ever played on television, and it feels like she got nominated and not me in a way. I know that sounds really hokey, but I feel really proud for her.” — Sarah Paulson, nominated for her work on “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

— “I had a nice luxurious sleep-in and woke up to all these wonderful messages.” — Christina Hendricks, who learned a little later than most people that she’d been nominated for best supporting drama actress nominee.

— “I want that hole in one. I want that.” — Don Cheadle, who reacted to his nomination for best actor in a comedy series from the golf course and said he still wanted one of golf’s rarest feats.

— “It’s Mandela Day AND my colleagues recognized Steel Magnolias? It’s a Great Day!” — Alfre Woodard in a statement about her nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie after her role on “Steel Magnolias.”

— “I will definitely walk through the day with a little extra smile inside.” — Zachary Quinto, who was nominated for his role on “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

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