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Celebs, Execs Weigh In On Emmy Noms, Snubs

Celebrity reactions to this morning's Emmy nominations are of course hitting social media in full force. Here are a few:

Edie Falco, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, her fifth Nurse Jackie nod and 12th overall, said via Showtime: “What an exciting way to start the summer! Beyond my wildest dreams – the response we've had to our dysfunctional ER and it's inhabitants. So thrilled to be recognized by this industry.” Showtime also forwarded Matt LeBlanc's reaction to receiving his sixth Emmy nomination for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. As now he was nominated for Showtime's Episodes (2011, 2013) and for Friends (2002, 2003, 2004). “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.”

HBO's Girls star Lena Dunham (@lenadunham), nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In a Comedy Series, tweeted: “Thank you <3”

Veep creator Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) said via Twitter: “We appear to have 7 Emmy Nominations for Veep. Hurrah to everyone on the show. I've cracked open a walnut in celebration. #veepHBO.”

The Masked Scheduler, widely reputed to be a broadcast-network executive, noted “I think it’s time to revive the ‘Broadcast Ace Awards.’” (It's a reference to the old CableAce awards, which existed at a time when cable networks couldn't get much love from the Emmys, the way broadcast networks are currently treated in many of the major categories.)

The Orphan Black Twitter account noted that snubbed lead actress Tatiana Maslany was trending worldwide and had a few wry and sweet tweets about the BBC America show's lack of nominations. Notably, this one, showing one of Maslany's many characters on the show taking the news "in stride." 

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos: “We are overwhelmed with thirty-one nominations in our sophomore year, which acknowledges the fullest spectrum of our programming – from the women of ‘Litchfield’ in Orange is the New Black and the backroom machinations of Washington in House of Cards to the bittersweet, comedic compassion of Derek and the fearless, verite portrait of contemporary, evolving Egypt in The Square. Television has never been better, and we are honored to be in such groundbreaking company.”

AMC president Charlie Collier noted: “It’s wonderfully gratifying to see programming about which we, at AMC, are so passionate – Breaking BadMad Men and The Walking Dead – recognized by Academy Members, especially in such an enormously competitive environment. That Breaking Bad and Mad Men are two of the six nominees in the Outstanding Drama category- Breaking Bad with an opportunity to defend last year’s win, for its historic final eight episodes, and Mad Men nominated for the seventh year in a row having won four times in the past; we’re humbled and appreciative. We are also so appreciative and proud of the individual nominations for the actors, writers, directors and creative professionals who have made these unforgettable shows so unique. We are thankful Academy members have honored these series with these nominations.”

Roma Khanna, president, Television Group and Digital, MGM Television, the lead producer for FX's Fargo, noted: "MGM could not be more thrilled for all of those involved in Fargo - from the creative team, to the incredible cast and to all of the behind-the-scenes artists who have worked so tirelessly on the series. It's an embarrassment of riches to have received a remarkable 18 nominations! It is also gratifying as the distributor of Vikings to see the series acknowledged this morning, another well-deserved honor. On behalf of everyone at MGM, we thank the Television Academy for this wonderful recognition and congratulate our network partners FX and History."

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht: "We thank the Television Academy for honoring five of our programs with a total of 11 nominations, which represents a new record for our network. We proudly congratulate our nominees on being recognized for their exceptional achievements."

Sarah Burnett, president and general manager of Sundance TV: "We are so happy to have received this nomination. Writers are the creative force behind the current explosion of great television, and The Writers' Room celebrates and explores their work. Along with our season one partners Entertainment Weekly, we congratulate all the nominees and thank the members of the Academy for recognizing our series.”

IFC president Jennifer Caserta: “Today's eight Emmy nominations for IFC is a huge achievement in the history of the network and we are so proud of both our Portlandia and The Spoils of Babylon teams for their incredible efforts this year. Their remarkable work clearly captured the attention of Academy voters and has helped establish IFC as a destination for original comedies.”

Bravo and Oxygen Media president Frances Berwick: “Being recognized by the Television Academy in all of these unscripted categories is truly rewarding and reinforces the network’s commitment to creating high-quality and engaging content. These nominations build on Bravo’s momentum as we recently earned our most-watched second quarter ever in total viewers, and ranked as the #7 ad-supported cable entertainment network among adults 18-49.”

Ricky Gervais hailed Derek's selection on Twitter thusly: "I have never been more exited & proud of a nomination. I honestly nearly cried. A sincere thank you."