2012 Emmy Nomination Reactions: The Honorees On Twitter

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Lena Dunham, Jason Ritter, Eric Stonestreet and more, in their own unfiltered words to their followers.

THR's newsroom takes calls from all over the world on awards nomination mornings; the stars, writers and executives are sometimes bleary-eyed and sometimes hyper-excited. But before their publicists arrange those calls, the honorees take to Twitter for a spontaneous, unfiltered reaction for their followers and fans.

Lena Dunham, nominated for HBO's Girls:

Jason Ritter from Parenthood was more succinct:

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Sofia Vergara, again nominated for her role in Modern Family, was gracious:

Mayim Bialik was nominated for her guest turn on The Big Bang Theory, and was excited:

Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet was much more measured.

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Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock) gave credit to writers Kay Cannon and John Riggi for her nomination:

Don Cheadle, nominated for Showtime's House of Lies, had two reactions:


Kathy Griffin celebrated her nomination for Best Variety program:

And Jimmy Fallon had his own pair of reactions.