The 2022 Emmy Nominations were announced early Tuesday morning and the reactions from nominees have started to pour in. 

Curb Your Enthusiasm’s J.B. Smoove and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero made the announcements during a virtual ceremony. HBO’s Succession leads the pack with a total of 25 nominations, followed closely by Apple TV+’s sophomore hit Ted Lasso and HBO’s The White Lotus with 20 nominations. Netflix’s Squid Game also made history with 14 nominations and became the first-ever non-English language series to receive a nomination for Best Drama Series. 

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 12th on NBC. Check out some of the reactions from the stars below:

Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

“It is such an honor to have my work nominated alongside these incredible actors that I’m so inspired by. I’m so grateful to be a part of bringing Under the Banner of Heaven to the screen and to have been able to collaborate with this amazing crew, our producers, FX and most especially our insanely talented ensemble cast and our courageous, loving, heartful leader Dustin Lance Black. I share this honor with them.  Dustin crafted a story so personal and vital for this moment in American history – a reminder of the danger of fundamentalism, extremism and of the fragility of precious individual freedoms in the face of tyranny. May this cautionary tale remind us of our responsibilities to each other:  to live and let live with love and respect.”

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“It’s so thrilling. An incredible surprise. The other girls in The White Lotus are nominated, too and I love those girls, they’re the greatest group and so talented. It feels like Christmas today!”

Patricia Arquette, Severance – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

“I am happy and grateful to the Television Academy for recognizing SEVERANCE in so many categories. Thank you to Apple TV+ for believing in our show. The whole experience of making SEVERANCE has been a total joy, and I am thrilled to see my fellow nominees honored by our peers.” 

Brian Cox, Succession – Outstanding Lead Actor In a Drama Series

“This year’s Emmy nominations are a testament to the strength of our show, particularly from the acting point of view. Being a part of this show is so exciting because I have the chance to work with such talented and deserving actors. No matter how big or small the role is, the actors step up to the plate because the roles and writing are so incredible and demand so much of us. We are enormously lucky and grateful to be able to perform such first-class work. The scripts are so good that you get the best actors doing their best work, and it couldn’t be better.” 

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, George Carlin’s American Dream  – Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program 

“We are honored by the nominations and thrilled that George Carlin’s voice continues to resonate. We need him now more than ever.”

Sheryl Less Ralph, Abbott Elementary – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

“I am so deeply honored and completely overwhelmed with an abundance of gratitude that comes with this recognition. Thank you to the Television Academy for the delicious honor of being nominated in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category, alongside the most talented and hilarious actors of today. Thank you Emmy voters for this great compliment, and thank you to Quinta Brunson for the opportunity of a lifetime. It has been a joy and a blessing to portray Mrs. Barbara Howard on screen and honor the thousands of educators she represents across the country in doing so.  Thank you again!”

RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race – Outstanding Competition Program

“As the basic human rights of LGBTQ+ people are being threatened

 once again, I want to thank our peers in the Television Academy for acknowledging the achievements of the beautiful and talented souls that work in front of and behind the cameras at RuPaul’s Drag Race. Through the miracle of drag, our spectacular Season 14 queens have touched hearts and opened minds around the planet.  We will never take for granted the platform we’ve been given to tell authentic queer stories, and pledge to do everything in our power to continue to spread light, love, and laughter. To our partners at World of Wonder, Paramount and VH1, thank you for having our backs every high-heeled step of the way.”

Jeremy Strong, Succession – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

“I am deeply honored to be nominated alongside such brilliant and inspired work. It is the role of a lifetime and an immeasurable gift to be part of making this show. I am so proud of my fellow ensemble members and the whole Succession family. A wholehearted congratulations to all of my fellow nominees. And as we are in the midst of filming Season 4 right now, I’ll just say this: Dad – It’s On.”

Anthony Carrigan, Barry – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

“To be on such a special show like Barry is already the greatest gift, but this takes it to the next level. It’s an honor to be nominated alongside so many incredible actors. Feeling a lot of gratitude right now…”

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

“When I think about the work the incredible women in this category have done, I’m so deeply humbled to be among them. It really is an honor just to be nominated!”

Margaret Qualley, Maid – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“Thank you so much for this huge honor! I am so lucky I got to help tell Stephanie Land’s story. For those of you who watched MAID, it means the world to me that you let me into your home and endured the ride. I tried to give you my heart, and by watching, you gave me yours! This labor of love was brought to you by a whole lot of hard working friends and even family (thank you mom) So, the biggest thanks to the many hands that made MAID.”

Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“Thank you to the Television Academy for this recognition, I’m beyond thrilled!! Stepping into the vision of the extraordinarily brilliant Mike White was an absolute blast and I’m so happy to see Mike, my wonderful castmates, and so many of our talented White Lotus team being recognized for their fantastic work. Special love and thanks to HBO for their amazing support. This is an exciting day!”

Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

“Thank you so much to the Television Academy for this nomination. It’s such an honor to be in this amazing group of people! I’m also so excited for Director Hwang and my co-stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Oh Young-soo and Lee You-mi. It’s incredible to be a part of a show that so many people love. I’m truly grateful for their support and guidance and especially to the viewers for showing us so much love. Thank you!”

Matt and Ross Duffer, Stranger Things – Outstanding Drama Series

“Thank you to the Television Academy for this amazing honor, and for supporting so many of the show’s behind-the-scenes artists. They are real-life wizards, and their passion is visible (or audible!) in every frame. Making this season was a challenging, epic ride for everyone on team Stranger, and to receive this kind of recognition at the end of the journey is truly special.”

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

“I am thrilled beyond words for this nomination.  Yes, I’ve been nominated in this category before, but this is particularly special because of the intense experience of this final season of Saul shooting, the amazing writing as Jimmy/Saul becomes yet ANOTHER iteration of himself, the wonderful work by my castmates, our amazing guest cast, and just the density of feelings in front of camera and behind in a momentous year.  I am especially thrilled for my scene partner and friend Rhea Seehorn whose outstanding, wonderful, multi-facted performance is rightly being celebrated.  This show is one-of-a-kind and I’ll treasure each of these high points, there have been so many, and I’m thankful for everything.”

Lee Jung-Jae, Squid Game – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

“First, I would like to share my sincere gratitude. It is a tremendous honor to be nominated together with these brilliant actors. I would like to share this honor with the Squid Game fans around the world, who showed us endless love and support, and the Squid Game team, who worked very hard to make everything possible.”

Connie Britton, The White Lotus – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“I am so fxxxing thrilled to have been a part of the incredible group of people who put together the amazing White Lotus! And, I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: Mike White, Mike White, Mike White. To be able to do a show that gets under the skin of the culture in such a creative and insightful way is an honor and a dream.”

Jason Oppenheim, Selling Sunet – Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

“An Emmy would be the most exciting achievement for all of us on Selling Sunset and this nomination is an unbelievable honor. Being a part of this show the last few years with my castmates and close friends has been an experience of a lifetime, and I appreciate every fan who watches us and becomes a part of this journey. And none of this would be possible without the amazing production team as well as the incredible team at Netflix.”

Lily James, Pam & Tommy – Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

“I feel so incredibly honoured and overwhelmed. Every single person who worked on this series poured their heart and soul into it, and I am so grateful to the Television Academy for this recognition. Sebastian, Seth, DV, Rob, Craig, and the entire cast and crew, I am so thrilled for your most deserved honors.  Sharing this success makes this moment of celebration so unbelievably special.”

Steve Martin & Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building – Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series 

“Marty and I, and the whole team at “Only Murders in the Building,” are thrilled with our nominations. We’re also loving that our crucial partner Selena Gomez is recognized as a producer in the Best Comedy Series category.”

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Matthew MacFadyen, Succession – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

“Delighted at the news! Thanks as always to Jesse and his team of extraordinary writers. But I really owe it all to Honeybadger and Sporus. They’ll know who they are.” 

Himesh Patel, Station Eleven – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Anthology Series or Movie

“Making a show about the survivors of a pandemic, as a very real pandemic unfolded around us, was such a roll of the dice. But at its core our story celebrated the beauty of human connection – and I’m thrilled that it’s resonated with so many people. It was my privilege to play Jeevan and I’m honoured to be nominated alongside such iconic actors. Thank You to the TV Academy and to my Station Eleven family.”

J. Smith-Cameron, Succession – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

“I am away at a remote little island in a lake in Canada. I’m at a kind of family reunion of my husband’s family – they lost both their beloved parents this year and this was their special place. It is a happy, loving occasion, though, in a physically beautiful unspoiled place. I am only able to get or send random texts, so I didn’t hear about my nomination for a while. I really didn’t expect it, but I’m absolutely thrilled – because I sort of started as a recurring character and we all collaborated into it being this wonderful, specific role that I’m delighted to play. The whole Succession cast is SUPERLATIVE and I’m thrilled that so many of us have been acknowledged. This is just a fantastic thrill! This show is absolutely a one-of-a-kind experience – Jesse is a raving genius and seems to have hired all the right people!”

Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson and Jonathan Lisco, Yellowjackets – Outstanding Drama Series

“To say that we are thrilled, humbled, and a little starstruck to be recognized by the Television Academy amongst these outstanding series and artists is an understatement. Our hearts are beating a little fast right now — but more than anything, we’re grateful to the incredible collaborators with whom we share these nominations. This is a team sport (see what we did there?), and we truly wouldn’t be here without our fiercely supportive partners at Showtime and eOne, our beloved fellow EPs Drew Comins and Karyn Kusama, our brilliant and courageous cast, our amazing crew — who braved the Canadian wilderness with passion, commitment, and inspiring artistry — and of course, our dedicated Citizen Detectives. Thank you for recognizing our weird cannibal show. You’ve absolutely made our year.”

Jake Lacy, The White Lotus – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“This is truly the most fantastic surprise, and I am shocked! I feel so lucky to have been a part of The White Lotus, and I am thrilled for my castmates who also got recognized. Playing Shane Patton this season was extremely special, and I am truly honored. Thank you to Mike White, HBO and thank you to the Academy.”

Zendaya, Euphoria – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

From Zendaya’s Instagram: “Making this show with this cast and crew of the most incredibly talented people that I get the privilege of learning from everyday has been a highlight of my life. I’m so proud to work beside you and CONGRATULATIONS! I don’t have the words to express the love and gratitude I feel right now, all I can do is say thank you with all my heart! Thanks to everyone who connected with our show, it is an honor to share it with you. Thank you @samlev for everything you do, this show is what it is because of your heart, and thank you to @labrinth @marcellrev @hbo @a24for being the best creative collaborators. Lastly thank you to the @televisionacademy for this incredible acknowledgment. We out here Emmy nominated again y’all!!!”

Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“You never know if people are going to watch what you make so the entire experience of making a movie or show exists in its own creative and crazy bubble. The Dropout was the most intense and surprisingly fun time and for it to be appreciated in this way sweetens the whole experience for me. I love celebrating this show and the  brilliant people involved. I’m super happy right now.”

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

“Thanks to the Television Academy for the raddest birthday present! My friends and family better up their game…This season was a labor of love made while the world was on fire and we got to make each other laugh. This is the cherry on our sundae and wind in our sails as we finish our final season. Shoutout to our marvelous crew and fellow nominees!”

Elle Fanning, The Great – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

“I can’t put into words what “The Great” means to me. To be recognized for playing Catherine, a character who has shaped me personally in so many ways, is a moment I will never forget. And Jean, Quinta, Rachel, Kaley, and Issa, sharing this nomination with you makes it all the more meaningful. We are on set filming season 3 right now and my partner in comedy, Nicholas Hoult broke the news to me with the crew and my fellow cast mates by my side. Wouldn’t have wanted it any other way! Getting to celebrate alongside him, Fran di Mottola, the magician production designer who builds our transportive sets, and Sharon Long, our costume designer who adorns us in her glorious creations is truly special. But it all would be meaningless without Tony McNamara’s vision. His words and imagination are what bring us to work every day and push us to “greater” heights. HUZZAH ! Thank you to the Television Academy for this unbelievable honor!”

Michael Keaton, Dopesick – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“Thank you to the TV Academy for supporting DOPESICK with an amazing 14 nominations and acknowledging so many involved in the making of the show who were so deservingly recognized today for their good work — Danny Strong, Warren Littlefield, Barry Levinson, John Goldwyn, Karen Rosenfelt, Beth Macy, Checco Varese, C. Chi-yoon Chung, Douglas Crise, Nick Offord, Ryan Collins, Jay Meagher, and my fellow actors Kaitlyn Dever, Mare Winningham, Will Poulter, Peter Saarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg and Hulu, who has been incredibly supportive of our show.  As an Executive Producer and actor, it’s a privilege to work in this community and I am so grateful that we were able to shine a light on the innocent individuals and families affected by opioid addiction.  I am incredibly proud of our work here and appreciative of the warm reception the show has received, not just from peers but real folks, too.”

Alexandra Daddario, The White Lotus – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“It is such an honor to be nominated for my first Emmy! I just cried so much in front of a bunch of people! Thank you so much to the Television Academy for honoring not only myself, but my fellow cast mates and Mike White. I am so proud of this show and will be forever grateful to have had this opportunity and to work alongside such incredible people and to have been stranded at this resort together.”

Colman Domingo, Euphoria – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

“I cried today. Because I know so many people wanted this nomination for me. I am not a jaded person but I do know not to “want” for awards. It can leave you heartbroken. But I wanted this nomination. I wanted this for Euphoria, a show that is trying to save lives. I wanted this for every person on that set who pours so much love and creativity into what we are making. I wanted this for Sam who writes so brilliantly for me and directs me with such care and brotherhood.  I wanted this acknowledgment for the Ali’s in the world. The ordinary brothers who are trying to overcome many hurdles and do some good in the world. I wanted this for everyone who has reached out to me and said, thank you for your portrayal of Ali. He saved my life. I am proud to be an actor and I am so very proud to be in such exquisite company.”

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

“Holy fxxxing xxxx, this is fxxxing insane! For this to happen once is magic, but twice is a miracle. I’m so honoured to be included on this list of legends including two of my special Greyhounds! This is truly incredible. There has been so much love for this show and I feel unbelievably lucky to be a part of such a beautiful and talented team. What a ride. I don’t know what to say. I’m really trying to learn to swear less. Golly gee. Is that better? Ah, who the fxxx am I kidding, thank you to the Academy. This is fxxxing amazing.”

Nathan Lane, Only Murders in the Building – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

“I couldn’t be happier or more thrilled by this nomination. My great thanks to everyone involved especially the director Cherien Dabis and the writers of The Boy From 6B, Stephen Markley and Ben Phillipe, our great crew, the brilliant John Hoffman, and most importantly, Steve, Marty, and Selena who make for the happiest set in town. I was sad not to see James Caverly’s name among the nominees since he gave such a beautiful performance but I will think of this as a nomination for both of us since we worked so closely together. Thank you again and my thanks to the whole Murders family.”