First come nominations, and then come reactions.
Following Thursday's announcement of the nominees for the 89th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Twitter quickly became a hotbed of excitement. Fans, critics, cast, and crew alike soon began responding to the news, many choosing to celebrate in 140 characters. As always, their enthusiasm came in the form of hashtags, emoji, memes, and GIFs, because how else would one express happiness in the age of the internet?
Individual nominees, in particular, had a lot to be thankful for, and they got tweeting.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) July 13, 2017
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) July 13, 2017
— Kenan Thompson (@officialkenan) July 13, 2017
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) July 13, 2017
I am thrilled at the Emmy attention for Better Call Saul! Jon Banks! the writing! Note: Rhea is magic and Mckean stole the show this season pic.twitter.com/W6dT85F8Ew
— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) July 13, 2017
Oh Shit!! A EMMY NOM?! I really got to get fine now lmao!! Wish my parents was here to see this!! CHEAH!! So grateful!! pic.twitter.com/aAlEyS9ru1
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 13, 2017
— alison wright (@alison__wright) July 13, 2017
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) July 13, 2017
The reactions weren't all serious -- some humor was thrown into the mix.
I got nominated for an Emmy. Now if everyone I love dies it doesn't matter
— Jackie Hoffman (@JackieHoffman16) July 13, 2017
We would like to thank the Deep State for today's Emmy nominations. Congrats to our entire team and their shadowy government ties. pic.twitter.com/eCOddnr7ce
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 13, 2017
— Sterling K Brown (@sterlingkb1) July 13, 2017
While numerous actors who were honored individually spoke up, they weren't the only happy ones out there. Other celebrities were proud to see their series get a nod or wanted to cheer on a co-star or loved one.
Aye! Hale and Sizemore (in a lip) loving that Emmy Love! pic.twitter.com/YopllEs636
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) July 13, 2017
16 Emmy noms for Big Little Lies!!!! So proud of you baby- and ALL the BLL family!!!!! xxxx - KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) July 13, 2017
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) July 13, 2017
— Anna Chlumsky (@AnnaChlumsky) July 13, 2017
GMW got its 3rd Emmy nom. today, thank you to the Academy and of course our incredible audience♥️ @TheEmmys congrats cast+crew!!
— Sabrina Carpenter (@SabrinaAnnLynn) July 13, 2017
Congratulations to the insanely talented cast and crew of @VeepHBO on the 1.5 million Emmy nominations! So proud to be a part of your world.
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) July 13, 2017
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) July 13, 2017
Obviously, it was an exciting day for a lot of people in Hollywood.
The awards will be handed out during the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards show on Sept. 17.