The premiere event leading up to the 59th Primetime EmmyÂ® Awards, the TV Academy is honored this year’s Emmy nominees for Outstanding Performing Talent and ASL was there to capture the red carpet arrivals. The celebs spoke to People Magazine about their nominations:
Masi Oka, who is up for an Emmy as supporting actor in a dramatic series (Heroes), told PEOPLE at Friday’s official reception by the TV Academy for nominees at the Pacific Design Center that receiving the nod has “been a fun and very fast experience. I had to go to work every day, and I didn’t really get to absorb it and enjoy all the festivities. It hasn’t sunk in yet. I’ll catch up this weekend.”
Two And a Half Men costar Conchata Ferrell tells PEOPLE that when it comes to being nominated in the same supporting-comedy-series-actress category as castmate Holland Taylor, “We have made an agreement. If one of us wins, we’re going to mud wrestle for [the award] on the set on Monday.”
Denis Leary, in the running for lead actor in a drama series (Rescue Me), half-jokingly told the Associated Press about the nominees’ reception, “The reason everybody’s here: You get a swag bag. That’s why I’m here … There’s enough stuff in there – there’s probably eight or nine things – that my wife gets something, and then we have something that we spread around with the relatives. So everybody’s happy at the end.”
Tons more photos (T.R. Knight, Mariska Hargitay, Judith Light, Masi Oka, Denis Leary, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson, Kate Burton, Tim Daly, Anna Paquin, Holland Taylor, Lorranie Bracco, and more) from the Emmy Pre-Party are after the jump.