Taylor Schilling, ‘Orange Is the New Black’
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Emmys 2014: Nominee reactions

Taylor Schilling, ‘Orange Is the New Black’
On the Netflix success: “Look at us now! Look at us now! I know. I mean, I always knew the story was so good and so important. ... At least I would like to hope that story trumps all. I think especially now, when there are so many different ways to watch things.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Christine Baranski, ‘The Good Wife’
On playing Diane Lockhart: “You get to really make your way into the hearts and minds of an audience. I actually have enjoyed myself more as the years have gone on as I’ve gotten to know the characters and the relationships have become deeper and richer.”  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Billy Bob Thornton, ‘Fargo’
Surprised at the nomination?: “I appreciate anything I can get these days. I feel happy and humbled. There are so many great performances out there. There could be 50 people nominated in each category. It’s so well written, all I had to do was get out there and not screw it up.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
On his first comedy nomination: “I did this show because I wanted to broaden my horizons. ... I’ve been able to learn something meaningful working with [the creators]. Comedy is a delicate art -- it’s mysterious.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Kate Mulgrew, ‘Orange Is the New Black’
On her character, Red: “This show has sprung from a pen unlike any other writing for television today. ... [Red] just is a magical fit with an actress at a certain time in her life when vanity is no longer important but freedom as an actress is everything.” (Diane Bondareff / Invision / Associated Press)
Kevin Spacey, ‘House of Cards’
On new entertainment platforms: “There’s an incredible creative excitement that’s building and growing, and more content is interesting and diverse and audiences are digging the complexities, and, at the same time, technology is exploding.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Kerry Washington, ‘Scandal’
On “Scandal” popularity: “I think a big part of it is the talent that comes together every day to make this show. If everybody on our show who deserved an Emmy nom got one this morning, our family would be flooded with them.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Noah Hawley, ‘Fargo’
The writer/creator on multiple noms: “You think 18 nominations is a little stingy? ... [It] is very humbling. I had a random number in my head, but I never imagined it would be this many. It’s a heady moment. This whole thing has been an impossibly great experience.” (Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Critic’s Choice Awards)
Colin Hanks, ‘Fargo’
On his nomination: I’m overjoyed [‘Fargo’] got as many nominations as it did. I always believed in the work we were doing. For me personally, I’m kind of shocked.... With the tone of the show, I didn’t think [Gus] was showy enough to resonate as much as he did. I’m happy to be proved wrong. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)
Lizzy Caplan, ‘Masters of Sex’
On the depth of her category: “They are writing on television the most nuanced, layered and wonderful female roles.... So to have this flood of incredible female performances more than anything I think says something really, really positive about our business.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Seth Green, ‘Robot Chicken’
On keeping the show funny: “There’s only so much that we can do to make jokes about things that seem more indelible. We try to target the kinds of topics and icons that last more than a day, more than a month, more than a year.... [You have to] make sure that it’s successful.” (Michael Kovac / Getty Images for Montblanc)
Jim Parsons, ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘The Normal Heart’
On his nominations: “I am especially moved to be a part of two projects that were both singled out in their respective categories.... It is hard to believe my good fortune in having been a part of two such projects in the same year.”  (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)
Matt LeBlanc, ‘Episodes’
On the competition: “It’s like a race that you were blindfolded in -- and you don’t know who won. Let’s watch the tape, who crossed the line. It’s really strange to me because it’s different projects. It’s different characters. Who was the best? I don’t know.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Jon Voight, ‘Ray Donovan’
On his character, Mickey: “This is kind of a culmination of all [my roles]. A lot of those things led to my ability to get into Mickey. Mickey is a character that you grow with over 12 episodes. People get to see a lot of me. I think that it’s a memorable portion of my career.” (Richard Shotwell / Invision / Associated Press)
Lena Dunham, ‘Girls’
@lenadunham: “We are very proud of Adam [Driver, who is nominated as a supporting actor in a comedy]. He’s a gift to our show and our lives! And he’s too classy 4 twitter.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Fred Armisen, ‘Portlandia’
On possible snubs: “I don’t believe in anything being an omission. I feel like we’re really in an exciting time for TV, and we’re all in this same, big tremendous room together, so there’s no such thing as an omission. I think everyone’s invited.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Cat Deeley, ‘So You Thik You Can Dance’
Role of a reality TV host?: “I think it’s to move everything along as smooth as possible and be encouraging. And above and beyond anything else, listen. Listen to the judges, listen to the kids, listen to the choreographers. That’s the best thing you can possibly do.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew Weiner, ‘Mad Men’
A statement from the creator/executive producer/writer/director: “This has been a magical experience for all of us -- a remarkable alchemy of so many talented and committed people working together to make the show what it is. We’re really thrilled and honored.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Sarah Paulson, ' American Horror Story: Coven’
On her role: “The truth of the matter is, the things I get to do on ‘American Horror Story’ -- like I’m literally playing a person with two heads -- I really don’t know what more I could ask for.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Allison Tolman, ‘Fargo’
On her fortunes improving: “I went from not having enough money to pay my car insurance to working with all these great mentors on ‘Fargo.’ ” (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Jimmy Fallon, ‘The Tonight Show’
@jimmyfallon: “So far - great day. Just found out we were nominated for an Emmy and my daughter said her first words: “Go Daily Show!” #blessed #emmy” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Josh Charles, ‘The Good Wife’
On leaving the show on a high note: “Honestly, the high comes from doing the work and seeing the reaction among fans. ... And it’s cliche, but this recognition is the icing on the cake.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Anna Chlumsky, ‘Veep’
On receiving word: “I wasn’t expecting to be nominated. I was certainly hoping for it. It’s like when a band has an album out and they want the next one to be a hit, I was worried about a sophomore slump. I had finally gotten to the place where I wasn’t thinking about it.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Julian Fellows, ‘Downton Abbey’
On how he’ll celebrate: “I’ve got a bit of a deadline, but then I think I’ll go out and raise a glass. I really am pleased. These things give such a lift to the whole company. And that’s a lovely feeling. But I’m the only writer -- so as it is, I hardly leave my study!!”  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
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