British and US stars have reacted to the recent Emmy nominations.
Ricky Gervais, Downton Abbey star Jim Carter and others have been responding to receiving Emmy nominations – or, in some cases, to being overlooked.
Gervais tweeted that he was “over the moon” to be recognised for his Channel 4 comedy Derek, while Carter said he was “thrilled and delighted”.
Carter’s co-star Joanne Froggatt said she was “humbled” by her own citation.
Yet Lee Daniels, creator of Empire, has expressed disappointment at his hit show only receiving three nominations.
The director of Precious and The Butler posted a strongly-worded video on Instagram appearing to take aim at members of the Television Academy, organisers of the annual awards ceremony.
The show’s only nomination in the acting categories was for Taraji P Henson, for outstanding lead actress in a drama.
Daniels has since released a new message suggesting he was “just having fun”.
Five-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus responded to her latest nomination in the voice of her latest character, Veep’s Selina Meyer.
“As President, my staff and I are too busy doing the people’s business to watch television,” said the ex-Seinfeld star, who has now won three Emmys for Armando Iannucci’s political satire.
“Nonetheless, we are thrilled to be a part of this celebration of creativity.