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Emmy nominees react on Twitter: Maisie Williams, Tracy Morgan & more

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Social media is the place you want to be on after the Emmy nominations are announced because that’s where you’ll see the nominees initial reactions to being honored by the Television Academy. The 68th Emmy nominations were annnounced this morning, and the stars are already reacting to the news on Twitter. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best reactions so far. Read on to see what they have to say, and come back later as the reactions pour in. 

Amy Schumer already has her eye on who she and Chris Rock need to beat.

Maisie Williams wasn’t prepared for her nomination. 

And, Lena Headey, who was also nominated, congratulated her young co-star with an on-point Game of Thrones reference. 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus can’t believe she’s been nominated again

It's an honor for us just to be nominated….17 Mother F*cking times! #cantbelieveit #gratitude #veep @VeepHBO

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RuPaul is using her nomination to make an inspiring statement. 

Tracy Morgan can’t handle it right now. 

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story cast is feeling very honored and blessed: 

When we finished the incredible journey of creating this groundbreaking project, The People v. OJ Simpson, we all knew we’d created something incredibly wonderful and special together! It was an opportunity of a lifetime to work with such a dream cast and to portray a man like Johnnie Cochran. To receive an Emmy nomination today is the continuation of this phenomenal journey and is indeed a true blessing and honor. I am overjoyed that my wife, my mother, and children are here to enjoy this moment with me. Although the disease ALS has taken my mother’s ability to speak, I see joy and pride written all over her face right now. Being surrounded by my family – at this very moment – means everything to me!

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UnREAL‘s Constance Zimmer is excited, but wants a nomination for her entire show too. 

Thomas Middleditch was worried when he checked his phone this morning. 

Hugh Laurie, Tony Hale, Viola Davis, and others are just as excited about being nominated again. 

The cast of Grease Live is thrilled with the production’s nominations. 


Kevin Spacey lost himself in the character he plays on House of Cards, Frank Underwood.