Magazine article Screen International

Emmys 2017: Nominees 'Chuffed', 'Thrilled' (and Determined to Try Harder)

Magazine article Screen International

Emmys 2017: Nominees 'Chuffed', 'Thrilled' (and Determined to Try Harder)

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What Thursday morning’s nominees are saying.

There were plenty of smiles after the nominations were announced. Click here for the list.

Outstanding Drama Series

“Chuffed, thrilled, proud, honoured! So delighted for everyone involved. A proper fat cigar moment, if only I smoked. Drinks all round, if only I drank. I shall have to make do with turning cartwheels.”

Peter Morgan, The Crown

“Best morning ever! So thrilling to be recognized especially in such a wide range of categories! When we at 21 Laps first read the Duffer Brothers’ pilot two years ago, we knew it and they were something special. My collaboration with these mad genius twins, and the way our incredible cast and crew have helped bring the Duffer brothers’ vision and voice to life, is thrilling. We set out to make this weird little show because we loved it. The way it’s been embraced by fans, critics and now the Television Academy has turned our world upside down, which is just the way we like it!”

Shawn Levy executive producer-director, Stranger Things

“For our show to even be in a general conversation with these other stellar programs - it’s beyond our wildest dreams. I’m proud of every member of our cast and crew - whether nominated or not. It’s the most talented group of people I’ve ever worked with, and it’s so exciting to see such incredibly nice things happen to such incredibly nice people. It will be depressing when I realise my tuxedo doesn’t fit anymore, but this eases the blow.”

Dan Fogelman, creator-executive producer, This Is Us

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

“We are all thrilled that a British Series has done so well both at the Golden Globes and now the Emmys, with 13 nominations. It is a testament not just to our brilliant actors but also the extraordinary artists working in all our design departments. Our technical crews really are the best in the world. I am obviously delighted for Peter Morgan and everybody at Left Bank Pictures.”

Stephen Daldry, The Crown

“Wow this is just unbelievable! Thank you so so much to the Academy for this incredible honour and for all the love you gave Stranger Things. We are so proud to be in the company of such inspiring artists. We couldn’t have done this without our amazing producers, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, and everyone at Netflix, who always believed in this project and took a crazy chance on us. It is especially meaningful to share these nominations with so many people from our cast and crew, who have become like family to us. Special shout-outs to our Chief, David Harbour; the prodigy, Millie Bobby Brown; and, of course, to Barb herself, Shannon Purser! Gone but never forgotten!”

The Duffer Brothers,Stranger Things

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series , Movie Or Dramatic Special

“This was the first time I had ever directed scripted drama for television, so to be nominated in this category is a wonderful surprise. I was really excited going into the project about the possibilities for telling Einstein’s story in a way we’d never seen before, and with the beautiful locations in the Czech Republic, an incredibly talented cast and an agile, tireless crew behind the cameras. I couldn’t have been more pleased with how all the pieces came together on screen. Everyone who contributed to the series should be incredibly proud of how their commitment paid off. …

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