Cable networks and shows dominated the 2015 Emmy nominations announced Thursday, and there were no shortage of reactions and comments from network executives and celebrities regarding the Emmy accolades.
Below is a compilation of those reactions.
“We’re over the moon that Tatiana (Maslany)’s ground breaking work as no less than seven characters in this unique show has been rewarded with an Emmy nomination. The creative and technical demands of Orphan Black are immense, yet Tatiana manages to craft each character with a depth, nuance and humanity rarely found in one performance, let alone seven!”
--Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager, BBC America
“7 nominees? Clearly men in comedy is SO much more weighty and important than any other sex or category. You’re welcome, America.”
--Don Cheadle, Showtime's House of Lies
“We are thrilled to be nominated for Project Runway as we kick off our 14th season of the show! Thank you to all of our Project Runway fans!”
-- Heidi Klum, Lifetime's Project Runway
“I’m really honored to be considered again and I’m especially proud of our writers Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane for their well-deserved nomination. We are all flattered that the voters have kept EPISODES in mind since we were on so early in the year. A heartfelt thank you to SHOWTIME for all their support these past four seasons.”
--Matt LeBlanc, Showtime's Episodes
“I'm ecstatic about our nominations. It's always a thrill to hear your name, and show, mentioned in such stellar company.”
– Tim Gunn, Lifetime's Project Runway
“We feel so fortunate to have the Academy recognize shows and performances we love and are proud to bring to viewers. In an increasingly crowded and competitive TV landscape, we know how hard creators, casts and everyone associated with these productions work to deliver their best. To have these efforts acknowledged by the industry is something we appreciate and never take for granted."
--Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV
--Amy Schumer, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer
Honored to be nominated amidst so much great work. #EmmyNoms
--Jeff Daniels, HBO’s The Newsroom
--Tatiana Maslany, BBC America's Oprhan Black
“Everyone at WGN America thanks the Academy for this recognition, in this our first year in the scripted arena, and we extend our sincere congratulations to Imaginary Forces and our brilliant creative team in Sam Shaw and Tommy Schlamme on this Emmy nomination”
-- Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios for WGN's Manhattan
“We are truly honored that the TV Academy has once again recognized our original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties. We are proud to be in partnership with Tony, and all the folks ZPZ, for their singular series Parts Unknown, and Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog for The Sixties, as well as The Seventies which is currently airing on CNN. On behalf of all of us at CNN, I extend our sincere congratulations to our partners.”
--Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.
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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.