This morning, the 2013 Emmy nominations  were announced, recognizing the best shows and actors on TV. We caught up with some of the honorees today following their Emmy nods, including best supporting actor in a drama nominee Aaron Paul , who took home the statuette in the category last year. He's just one of several stars who shared their reactions to this morning's good news. Click through to see what Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Scandal's Kerry Washington, and others had to say about being recognized by the Television Academy!
— Additional reporting by Lindsay Miller
The Veep star set a record today, surpassing Lucille Ball for the most lead actress in a comedy series nods with her 14th nomination in the category. She shared the following comment with POPSUGAR:
"It's taken me decades, but I have finally avenged Lucille Ball. I am euphoric."
Connie Britton shared a humble response with POPSUGAR following news of her best lead actress in a drama nomination:
“I was thrilled and surprised this morning! I'm so grateful to the academy for their acknowledgment and am honored to share this nomination with all the amazing people with whom I have the great fortune to work on Nashville."
We spoke with Aaron Paul at the 2013 Emmy nomination ceremony  about his best supporting actor nod. He also tweeted:
"The love this morning has been unreal. Thank you so much for the undying support for me and for Breaking Bad. Love u all. #Emmys"
Vera Farmiga earned a nod for her role on Bates Motel and told POPSUGAR:
“It is such an honor to be recognized by the Academy and in the company of such brilliant women. I’m grateful to Carlton, Kerry and Anthony for gifting me with the opportunity to play such a complex woman and for breathing new life into the iconic Norma Bates.”
Kerry Washington was apparently on a plane when this morning's nominations rolled in. Later, she tweeted:
"Just landed. WOW! I'm so grateful & humbled. THX 4 all your CONGRATS! YAY 4 Dan Bucatinsky. Can't wait 2 hug Scandal fam at today's table read. And a HUGE thank you to the Primetime Emmys voters! What an absolute honor! Wow. I'll spend the rest of my life saying this and it won't ever be enough but . . . THANK YOU Shonda Rhimes. XOXOXOX."
Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco told POPSUGAR she is honored to be among the other lead actress in a drama nominees:
"It's a huge honor — genuinely exciting to be among these women in my category. These are actresses I've watched and loved for years."
Robin Wright shared the following statement with POPSUGAR following her nomination for House of Cards:
"I'm so proud to be a part of such a groundbreaking project as House of Cards. I'm thrilled that our show has been recognized and I want to thank the academy for this great honor. "
Bryan Cranston shared the following reaction with POPSUGAR today:
"Taking nothing for granted, this Emmy nomination — and that of my fellow Breaking Bad family — is as sweet as ever. I'm very grateful for the recognition."
Amy Poehler  told Access Hollywood:
"I appreciate the nominations. I love my job. But nice try, guys. I'm not falling for this old trick again."
Michael Douglas shared the credit for his Behind the Candelabra nomination when he spoke to ET Online, saying:
"What a treat to take a chance and be rewarded with 15 nominations. A great team effort and so well deserved by Steven Soderbergh, Matt Damon , Richard LaGravenese, Jerry Weintraub and all the people that made Behind the Candelabra so effective."
Cat Deeley was recognized for hosting So You Think You Can Dance, and she sent POPSUGAR the following statement:
"I am so honored and excited to be recognized amongst such an incredibly talented group of hosts. It's such a thrill to have the collective efforts of everyone who works so hard on SYTYCD also be recognized by the Television Academy. Great morning!"
Alec Baldwin  was nominated for his final season on 30 Rock, and he told Us Weekly the news was bittersweet:
"It's days like this that make me miss 30 Rock. Many thanks to everyone that nominated me."
Jimmy Fallon  shared his thanks with his viewers on Twitter after Late Night With Jimmy Fallon picked up a nomination today:
"Of course super thanks to everyone who watches our show. We wouldn't be us without you. #emmy"