Emmy Nominees of 2015 React to Their Nods: Jessica Lange, Taraji P. Henson, and More!

Jessica Lange and Taraji P. Henson
Jessica Lange, Taraji P. Henson, Ricky Gervais, and more 2015 Emmy nominees react to their nods. Barry King/FilmMagic; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It's an honor just to be nominated! The actors and actresses recognized for their work with 2015 Emmy Award nominations are reacting to their accolades following the not-quite-as-early-morning announcement on Thursday, July 16.

Read on to find out what American Horror Story: Freak Show's Jessica Lange, Empire's Taraji P. Henson, Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk, and more are saying about their nods.


Jessica Lange

“What great news! I am thankful to the Academy to receive this wonderful nomination and to be in such magnificent company. And to Ryan Murphy for the most extraordinary experience. Playing Elsa Mars this season was extremely special to me and I am truly honored.”

Ricky Gervais

"It will be an honour to lose to someone other than Jim Parsons for a change."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

“As President, my staff and I are too busy doing the people's business to watch television. Nonetheless, we are thrilled to be a part of this celebration of creativity. (Go Jon Hamm!)”


Bob Odenkirk

“I am truly blown away at this nomination. I am grateful to Vince [Gilligan], Peter [Gould], and the writing staff. I also have to thank my amazing cast mates Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn because everyone raises everyone’s game. I promise to wear a tux to the ceremony. And of course thank you to the Academy!!!!”

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis

Finn Wittrock

"I am unbelievably thrilled and honored to have received a nomination amongst such a talented group of actors that I respect and admire. I’m so grateful to Ryan Murphy for giving me this chance and to be a part of this show. I am equally proud and humbled to see the recognition the cast has received this morning."


Darren Criss

Allison Janney

Katy Perry

Julie Bowen


Tituss Burgess

Pablo Schreiber

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