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."