Alan Arkin, Billy Porter and more nominees respond to their Emmy nods

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 13:49:36-04

You may have had a good Tuesday, but you probably didn’t have a “I got nominated for an Emmy” Tuesday.

A few lucky people in Hollywood did, and their reactions ranged from the touched to the hilarious.

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Here are a few:

Alan Arkin, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series nominee for Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method”

“Wow, I am 85 years old, so this comes in just the nick of time.”

Billy Porter, outstanding lead actor in a drama series nominee for FX’s “Pose”

“The Category Is: Speechless! I’m so grateful to have lived long enough to see this day. POSE speaks a truth that has the power to transform hearts and minds. I’m honored and humbled to be counted in the number. “

John Leguizamo, outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie nominee for Netflix’s “When They See Us”

“This nomination is not for me, but for the parents of the innocent children who have been put through the unimaginable — just because their vulnerable children were unjustly accused of a crime by racial profiling, and how almost impossible it was to clear themselves.”

Aunjanue Ellis, outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie nominee for Netflix’s “When They See Us”

“This nomination is a tribute to Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam. Let’s all say their names. Yusef’s mother, Sharonne Salaam, is nothing less than a warrior for her son and a survivor of an emotional violence few of us will ever understand. I am utterly grateful to her. Thank you to the visionary Ava DuVernay and Netflix for giving me the blessing to be a part of this act of restorative justice.”

Angela Bassett, outstanding narration nominee for Nat Geo’s “The Flood”

“I am deeply honored to receive this EMMY nomination for such an important project. I truly hope it will bring more much-needed attention to this rarely seen kingdom of resilient, beautiful animals in a way that inspires everyone to help protect it for years to come.”