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(AP) - Stars react to the nominations for the 65th annual Emmy Awards, announced Thursday at television academy headquarters in Los Angeles:

_ "It just goes to show you- good things happen to bad people."- Jimmy Kimmel, on the four nominations for "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

_ "I think it's a musical number. I can just see those dancing demons."- Emmy telecast producer Ken Ehrlich on how to incorporate lead nominee "American Horror Story: Asylum" into the ceremony.

_ "What's so great about this thing is it's going to bring us all back together. A little family reunion. So we get to come back together and celebrate the time we had together and the work that we did. It's very exciting."- Aaron Paul, who helped announce the nominees and discovered he was among them with another supporting-actor nod for "Breaking Bad," which wrapped its final season.

_ "To be watching an effective politician, although diabolical, he does get (things) done, so obviously it has to be a fiction."- Kevin Spacey, nominated for his leading role as a congressional leader in "House of Cards."

_ "I loved playing Lana Winters more than I've loved playing any character I've ever played on television, and it feels like she got nominated and not me in a way. I know that sounds really hokey, but I feel really proud for her."- Sarah Paulson, nominated for her work on "American Horror Story: Asylum."

_ "I had a nice luxurious sleep-in and woke up to all these wonderful messages."- Christina Hendricks, who learned a little later than most people that she'd been nominated for best supporting drama actress nominee.

_ "I want that hole in one. I want that."- Don Cheadle, who reacted to his nomination for best actor in a comedy series from the golf course and said he still wanted one of golf's rarest feats.

_ "It's Mandela Day AND my colleagues recognized Steel Magnolias? It's a Great Day!"- Alfre Woodard in a statement about her nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie after her role on "Steel Magnolias."

_ "I will definitely walk through the day with a little extra smile inside."- Zachary Quinto, who was nominated for his role on "American Horror Story: Asylum."


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