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Kate Winslet, Jon Hamm and Other Stars React to Their Emmy Nominations

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Jul 14, 2011 | 8:40am EDT

kate winsletThe 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning and the nominated celebs are absolutely thrilled to be chosen.  Hollywood's biggest stars are already opening up about how it feels to be honored for all their hard work and nominated for such a prestigious award.  Here's what a few of the nominees had to say about the exciting news -- a Nomination Acceptance Speech if you will....

“I am completely beside myself with joy that Mildred Pierce has received such tremendous acknowledgment!!!! I am incredibly proud to be a part of this great production. And especially thrilled for Todd Haynes today. All these nominations are thanks to his remarkable direction and generosity.”

- Kate Winslet, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “Mildred Pierce”

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“I am beyond thrilled that our show has achieved such recognition from the Academy.  It is testament to the hard work of all our cast and crew and indicative of the pride we take in making each episode. Additionally, I’m very excited to be included in such an amazing group of individuals for lead actor.  All in all a great morning.”

-Jon Hamm, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Mad Men"

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"After all of these years in the industry, I am so touched and honored to be nominated for the first time for an Emmy Award - especially on such a great show that I look forward to coming to everyday."

- Ed O’Neill, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Modern Family”

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"I'm very grateful to the Academy and I'm looking forward to Season 6 of 30 Rock."

- Alec Baldwin, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “30 Rock”

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“I thought, ‘Wait until I tell Pontiac.’ My dog is wagging his tail.”

-Seven-time Emmy winner Betty White, nominated for Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Hot in Cleveland.”

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“I am happy to be included in such a funny group of women, and hope the Emmy is ultimately decided by a series of high-pressure penalty kicks, World Cup Style."

- Amy Poehler, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Parks and Recreation”

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“I can’t believe that all 6 of us have been nominated. I am thrilled for my fellow cast mates and am truly humbled by the nomination. I’m particularly excited for Ed O’Neill who has received a much over due nod.”

-Jesse Tyler Ferguson, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Modern Family”

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“It’s such an honor to be nominated. What a nice surprise. This was my first experience working in Television and I am so proud to have been a part of Dexter and to be in such good company with my fellow nominees”.

- Julia Stiles, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Dexter”

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“I am thrilled and honored to be in the company of such talented women.”

- Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Nurse Jackie”

Source: Access Hollywood, US

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