July 8th, 2010
10:09 AM ET
"30 Rock" stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin are definitely not newcomers to the Emmy nominations list, but they pair said they're grateful nonetheless.
Both actors received a nod for outstanding acting in a lead role in the NBC comedy series, and the series itself was also nominated for the best comedy series award.
"We're grateful and excited," Fey said. "Especially since today is the fifth anniversary of the day NBC forgot to cancel us." Baldwin concurred, noting that "Once again, I am grateful and delighted to be nominated. And I am deeply indebted to Tina, Robert Carlock, Lorne, Marci Klein and Jeff Zucker."
Perhaps at this point, the stars can relax a bit, as they've clearly proven their comedic chops. On her Emmy nod for outstanding lead actress in a comedy program, Fey described the moment as exciting, and also "an appropriate time for me to announce to NBC that I will not be renewing my contract... with my gym."
Edie Falco, who was nominated along with Fey in the best actress in a comedy category, told CNN that working on "Nurse Jackie" was a thrill from the start.
"I'm beyond thrilled that people are enjoying it and noticing it as well," Falco said. "It's an embarrassment of riches."
For Rose Byrne, who was nominated for best supporting actress in a drama, said, "being a part of 'Damages' has been such a wonderful gift. I’m grateful to Glenn, Tate, KZK, FX, Sony, the writers and all my fellow cast mates for their support. I have loved every minute of playing ‘Ellen Parsons’ and there’s no one else I’d rather spar with then the incomparable Glenn Close.”
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