Reactions from some of those who earned Emmy nominations Thursday ...
‘‘Anybody who says it’s not nice or it doesn’t mean anything to get this many nominations, it’s the ultimate sour grapes because it sure feels great.’’
— Dick Wolf, producer of ‘‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,’’ which received a leading 17 nominations.
‘‘What can I say? They’re too kind. We were on so long ago, we were on last June, so I’ve been surprised and very pleased that people remember.’’
— Walter Hill, director of the miniseries ‘‘Broken Trail,’’ which received 16 nominations.
‘‘I didn’t actually sleep too well last night. I won last year and was sort of anticipating it, but you’re never sure. I have to leave in about 20 minutes to do a ‘Boston Legal’ scene with James Spader, who is also nominated [as best actor in a drama series]. It is the best possible way to go to work.’’
— Christian Clemenson, nominated for best actor in a drama series for ‘‘Boston Legal.’’ He won the Emmy for the same series and category last year.
‘‘This is a really big moment for me as a comedian. This is like the pinnacle for comics. You want to do an HBO special and you want to get nominated for the show.’’
— Wanda Sykes on being nominated for an Emmy for her HBO comedy special, ‘‘Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired.’’
‘‘Last year I was totally overwhelmed. I was in my underwear on the sofa at home.’’
— Jon Cryer, noting he reacted more calmly to his nomination this year as supporting actor in a comedy series for ‘‘Two and a Half Men.’’