"Being asked to host the show: terrific. Getting a third nomination: fantastic. Having the ability to scribble my name in the envelope backstage when no one is looking? Priceless." — Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris, on being nominated for his work in "How I Met Your Mother"
"It's a lovely little burst of validation and it's very heartening." — Mary-Louise Parker, on being nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy, and "Weeds" being nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series
"I am absolutely thrilled to be recognized and included among such excellent company. I am also glad that both Elisabeth [Moss] and John [Slattery]'s tremendous work was nominated, as well as the work of our incredibly talented crew. Finally, I would like to thank Tina Fey for allowing me to be the caboose on the freight train that is '30 Rock." –Jon Hamm, on being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Don Draper on "Mad Men," and being nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy series for his work as Dr. Drew Baird (Liz's hottie doctor boyfriend) on "30 Rock"
"I know this industry isn't supposed to be about awards, but screw you and the horse you rode in on." — Kathy Griffin, reflecting on her nomination for "My Life on the D-List"
"I was called by my publicist at 5:50 a.m., and I have to say, I was very glad that she was calling to say that I was nominated, because if she was calling me at 5:50 a.m. to tell me anything else, she's fired." — Jon Cryer of "Two and Half Men," on receiving a welcome Emmy wakeup call
"It blows me away. Now I gotta go work out so I can get a nice dress." — "30 Rock" star Jane Krakowski, already thinking ahead to the big night
"I'm thrilled for everyone connected to the show, but I'm especially excited for Jane [Krakowski], Jack [McBrayer] and Tracy [Morgan]. It's great working with the entire group, and I'm grateful for the recognition of our work." — Alec Baldwin, kicking the credit back to his "30 Rock" co-stars
"This year's nomination means more to me than ever before. I'm incredibly happy and honored. Certainly it's bittersweet to no longer get to do the show that we love so much, but that doesn't take away from the excitement and honor of this nomination." — Christina Applegate, on being nominated for her work on canceled show "Samantha Who?"
"It is an honor to be recognized by my peers and be a part of '30 Rock"s 22 nominations. I want to thank everyone from Tina to Lorne to everyone in craft services." — "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan, who knows the right folks to thank
"I am super pumped for some high-octane, heart-thumping, hardcore Emmy action!" — Amy Poehler, nominated for her work on "Saturday Night Live," getting psyched for Emmy night
"I feel like I'm doing Tina Fey proud because she is running the show by far. I feel more vindicated to her, like I've fulfilled any obligations to her. It gives me confidence that the show might not go away immediately." — Jack McBrayer (aka Kenneth the Page from "30 Rock"), getting serious about what an Emmy nom means to him
"The nomination is a wonderful way of honoring Farrah's memory and legacy … Her whole journey was not in vain, and she would have been very happy and very proud." — Producer Alana Stewart, on the Outstanding Nonfiction Special nomination for "Farrah's Story"
"I am supremely honored to be nominated for an Emmy for the third time. They say good things come in threes, like comets, omens and Jonas Brothers." — "The Office" star Rainn Wilson, getting philosophical about his Outstanding Supporting Actor nomination
"I understand that with this nomination comes great responsibility. It's about the kids. And homeless animals." — Sarah Silverman, on her Outstanding Lead Actress nomination for "The Sarah Silverman Program"
"Thank God Kyra and I aren't in the same category [or else there would be a] D-I-V-O-R-C-E." — Kevin Bacon, on hearing the news that he and wife Kyra Sedgwick both received Emmy nominations
"I'm hugely grateful to be nominated, and ridiculously honored to stand in the company of these incredible artists." — Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nominee Mariska Hargitay
"It's so validating for our team who work super hard on our show that is, by all accounts, a short-form, ad-sponsored cable show. — Seth Green, on Emmy noms for "Robot Chicken"
"I'm thrilled and honored to be nominated again this year. I love my show and my character, Wilhelmina, and this recognition is truly icing on the cake." — "Ugly Betty" star Vanessa Williams, on her nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
"For the longest time it has been frustrating for us and for 'The Simpsons' and for 'King of the Hill.' … I just don't think the Academy was ready to broaden their thinking, and now they are. It's great to see that they have evolved with the changing television landscape because you can't really ignore primetime animation as a legitimate form of the sitcom these days." — Seth MacFarlane on the Outstanding Comedy Series nomination for "Family Guy"
"The only hard part is finding a dress … and a date." — Sally Field, on the minor challenges of being nominated for her work in "Brothers & Sisters"
"I'm thrilled the whole show has gotten something, but I wish the writers had as well, because I wouldn't have been nominated without the writing they give me on a consistent basis. — "Damages" star Glenn Close, establishing herself as the anti-Katherine Heigl