- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stars react to the Emmy nominations, announced Thursday in West Hollywood, California:

- “It was terrifying. Everything’s terrifying.” - Tatiana Maslany, who learned about her lead actress nomination in “Orphan Black” seconds after a fire alarm went off at her home.

- “I feel blown away. Like if I was a leaf, I would have blown right off the stage.” - Uzo Aduba, found out while announcing the nominations that she was nominated for supporting actress for “Orange is the New Black.”

- “Seven nominees? Clearly men in comedy is SO much more weighty and important than any other sex or category. You’re welcome, America.” - Don Cheadle, who is among seven men nominated for lead actor in a comedy series for “House of Lies.”

- “If by proton pack, you mean dirty pajamas, yes, I’m wearing a proton pack right now.” - Kate McKinnon, who was in Boston for night shoots on “Ghostbusters” when she learned of her supporting actress nomination for “Saturday Night Live.”

- “I reckon I’m going to pile into my local pub and crack open something sparkling, probably.” - Emilia Clarke, on how she’ll celebrate her supporting actress nod for “Game of Thrones.”

- “It’s an honor to be doing this as a job. There are people who save lives and fight wars. I come up with some funny things, write them down, then act them out, and I get awards! It’s ridiculous.” - Ricky Gervais, nominated for his lead role in “Derek.”

- “This gives me motivation to stay on my diet.” - Jane Krakowski, a supporting actress nominee for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

- “The runway is very long and there’s a lot of planes landing.” - Kevin Spacey, nominated for “House of Cards,” on the viability of original programming on streaming services.

- “Well it helps to have four kids who have absolutely no concern or care for the fact that you’ve been in a hole for three weeks playing a mentally ill individual. They still need their toilet needs taken care of. ” - David Oyelowo, nominated for his role in HBO’s “Nightingale,” on how he overcame playing the dark role.

- “Who doesn’t like to get nominated for an award?” - Maggie Gyllenhaal on her first Emmy nomination, for “The Honorable Woman.”

- “I will celebrate by jumping up and down at every alley and every step of the way in Paramount Studios. I will make a spectacle of myself.” - Jeffrey Tambor on his way to work after being nominated for his leading role in “Transparent.”

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