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Stars react to nominations for 65th Emmy Awards

Friday - 7/19/2013, 7:44am  ET

This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey in a scene from the Netflix original series, "House of Cards," an adaptation of a British classic. The program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series on, Thursday July 18, 2013. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. It will air Sept. 22 on CBS. (AP Photo/Netflix, Melinda Sue Gordon)

The Associated Press

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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