Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, and with them came the flood of reactions from those lucky enough to score a nod.
If you’re already done processing TheWrap’s breakdown of nominations by networks and programs, read on for our tally of just how thrilled, honored, grateful and proud this year’s nominees are, according to a semi-scientific survey of our in-boxes.
As of this writing, gratitude was a big winner, with 18 nominees declaring themselves grateful in one way or another — though Brian Grazer and Ron Howard went the extra mile and declared themselves “incredibly grateful” for the nomination in the Outstanding Limited Series category that “Genius” received.
Honor also made a strong showing, with no fewer than 17 nominees declaring themselves honored or that it was an honor to be nominated.
And what would Emmys nomination day be without some thrills? Eight nominees either said it was thrilling or they were thrilled to be nominated, while “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown, “The Crown” creator Peter Morgan and the “Fuller House” gang took the extra step of declaring themselves “beyond thrilled” about their nominations. “Absolutely thrilled” also landed a mention, via truTV president Chris Linn’s reaction to the Emmy nomination for “At Home with Amy Sedaris.”
Another annual favorite, pride, made a strong showing, with six nominees saying they were proud and “immensely proud” also making a showing.
Of course, every year there are new additions to the canon, courtesy of nominees who set themselves apart from the piles of thrills, honors and gratitude. Thus, Pamela Adlon was “completely over the moon” about her Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for “Better Things.” “GLOW” showrunners Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch were also “over the moon.” “GLOW” actress Betty Gilpin, meanwhile, found herself in a “shock and denial paralysis.”
And Joseph Fiennes? Well, he was left “a little dumbstruck and elated” by his first Emmy nomination, for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Good luck in September, nominees! In the meantime it’s been a thrilling and gratitude-filled honor to react to your reactions.