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2014 Emmys: Jimmy Fallon, Mayim Bialik, other nominees react

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It’s still near the crack of dawn on the west coast—but reactions from newly-minted nominees for this year’s 66th Annual Primetime Emmys have already begun to roll in. Here’s a partial list of tweets and statements; we’ll update it constantly throughout the day as more nominees react. (And keep an eye out for EW’s individual nominee interviews as well.)

Martin Freeman, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Fargo) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Sherlock): “Thank you, people of Emmyland. To be nominated in such company is an honour, especially for two shows that I’m immensely proud of. I’m delighted.”

Natasha Lyonne, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Orange Is the New Black): “I am over the moon right now, and genuinely overwhelmed with the news of my nomination! I can’t express how proud I am of the show, and thrilled to be recognized for my work. What makes it even more gratifying is being selected alongside Uzo and Laverne! What an incredible honor. It’s so rare to be able to work with such a high level of integrity that you can wholeheartedly stand behind. The show is a testament to Jenji’s brilliance, that allows us the rare gift of being able to pour our souls on the pavement each time we punch in. I’m so happy for Jenji, and overjoyed for the entire cast and crew, and our sick & brilliant writers who put in so much time and effort into making it what it is.”

Jessica Lange, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (American Horror Story: Coven): “I’m very grateful to the academy for so generously acknowledging me in a year of such powerful performances by women. ”

Tony Hale, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Veep): “I got the news while in Alabama visiting family. This wouldn’t be possible without Veep’s extraordinary writers, ensemble and crew. Between the nomination and all the fried food, I’m in heaven!!”

Julia Louis Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Veep): “This is an embarrassment of riches, and boy, am I happy to be embarrassed.”

Benedict Cumberbatch, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Sherlock: His Last Vow): “That’s amazing news to start the day with here in Boston! An early birthday present. I’m honored to be in such great company, not least Martin. Thrilled for all who make Sherlock and especially those who have been nominated in so many categories.”

William H. Macy, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Shameless): “I’m thrilled and a bit shocked to be nominated. And when I look at the other nominations I’m humbled. But I’ve always felt that liver failure brought on by acute alcoholism could be really really funny.”

Sarah Silverman, Outstanding Variety Special and Writing for a Variety Special (Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles): “I’m so excited! Osh Kosh B’gosh just offered to dress me!”

Maggie Smith, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Downton Abbey): “I am so glad you love Violet so much…these nominations keep her from kicking the bucket.”

Helena Bonham Carter, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Burton & Taylor): “I’m so honored to receive an Emmy nomination. Playing Elizabeth Taylor was one of the scariest things I’ve done . But it was also the most exhilarating. Sometimes acting is like inviting a new lodger in and she was definitely the most fun to have around. I miss her. And the diamonds.”

Jon Voight, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Ray Donovan): It’s a very prestigious nomination and i’m very grateful for it. Last night, I watched the first episode of the new season and I’m reminded of the good work from everyone — the writing, the cast. I’m so happy the show will be represented at the Emmys this year. All those people who have been waiting for the new season will see it on Sunday at 9pm, and I think they will have a great ride this year. I’m proud to be a part of this group.

Seth MacFarlane, Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series (Cosmos) and Outstanding Character Voice-Over (Family Guy): “Absolutely thrilled about the 12 Emmy noms for Cosmos. Congratulations to Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and the entire team for all their magnificent work. For once, the Parents’ Television Council sent me a gift basket WITHOUT a cobra at the bottom.”

Cat Deeley, Outstanding Host of a Reality or Reality Competition Program (So You Think You Can Dance): “I am genuinely excited and honored to be acknowledged amongst this brilliant group of hosts. To be a part of a show that is being recognized in this way in its 11th season is remarkable and really such a testament to the hard work of the myriad people involved with the show –the judges, the incredible dancers, producers and crew. I share this nomination with them and thank the Television Academy for this great honor.”

Billy Crystal, Outstanding Variety Special and Writing For a Variety Special (700 Sundays): “So happy with these nominations. This breaks my “I can’t believe what happened to Brazil funk.”

Ricky Gervais, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Derek): “I am over the moon. I cannot wait to fly to LA to see Louis CK win. Genuinely though, I am absolutely thrilled.”

Michelle Dockery, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Downton Abbey): “I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated again. I am on set today filming series 5 so, Lady Mary has a big grin on her face for a change!”

Beau Willimon, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (House of Cards, which is also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series): “The entire cast, crew and production team is thrilled by our nominations. We all found out while lighting our first set-up of the day here in Maryland, and the news made the set even brighter. It’s an honor to receive so much recognition from our peers in the TV Academy. I’m particularly happy for Kevin and Robin—the two stars which which bring such radiance to our show. And equally excited by all of the nominations for Netflix. They’ve changed the TV landscape and we’re proud to be on their team.”

Joanne Froggatt, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Downton Abbey): “I am totally thrilled! To be nominated in the same category as these brilliant actresses is such an honour. I couldn’t be happier. Amazing news! Thank you so much!”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Dancing on the Edge): “I am delighted to be recognised by the Emmys for a role in a project that I am incredibly proud of. Working with Stephen Poliakoff and this amazing ensemble cast and getting to play such an extraordinary character was a tremendous experience.”

Allison Tolman, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Fargo):

Kerry Washington, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Scandal): “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.”

Jimmy Fallon, Outstanding Variety Series and Writing For a Variety Series (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon); Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Saturday Night Live:

Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Nurse Jackie): “What an exciting way to start the summer! Beyond my wildest dreams – the response we’ve had to our dysfunctional ER and its inhabitants. So thrilled to be recognized by this industry.”

Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Breaking Bad):

Mayim Bialik, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (The Big Bang Theory): “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!!!”

Amy Schumer, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (Inside Amy Schumer):

Lena Dunham, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Girls):