Quite a few TV actors were likely surprised early Thursday when they heard about their Emmy nomination, but none more visibly than Plainfield native
"Yikes," said McCarthy, 40, who was announcing the nominees live when her own name came up. "Ok. Keep it together! Wow!"
Visibly touched by her first Emmy nod, the "Mike & Molly" leading lady accepted congratulations from co-announcer
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McCarthy was in good company amongst the first-time nominees in acting categories, including
Joining Olyphant was his co-star,
Reached via email Thursday, he wrote: "At a time in television where such extraordinary performances are being given, I'm just grateful to be included—humbled and grateful."
Two more “Justified” actors earned nominations:
Enos was joined by her “The Killing” co-star,
"At this stage in my life I’ve learned to not have very many expectations when it comes to this industry,” Forbes, 46, said of her first Emmy nod, Reuters reported.
Now it's time to simultaneously applaud favorites and gripe about those I feel were snubbed.
I'll start with what the Emmy voters did right, which was recognize several actors in FX's fantastic modern Western
Those same Emmy voters, however, neglected to nominate "Justified" in the series, which upped the ante in its sophomore season and earned a Peabody Award.
HBO's fantasy drama hit
Emmy may have recognized the fantasy genre, but continued its bias against sci-fi:
Plimpton breaks through to score a best comedy actress nomination for Fox's
"Friday Night Lights" should have a shelf-full of Emmys; it has been one of the most consistent, best shows on TV. (Yeah, I know, sour grapes jeer here. I should just be happy the show was nominated this year. But allow me this one last dig, OK?)
Fox will broadcast the Emmys on Sept. 18. “Glee” star and nominee
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