Top 55 Emmy Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Emmy Quotes from famous people such as Mary Steenburgen, Larry David, Leslie Jordan, Viola Davis, Jane Kaczmarek, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

My agents and managers deserve a special Emmy award for

My agents and managers deserve a special Emmy award for scheduling.
Mary Steenburgen
Actually I walk around with the Emmy wherever I go, but I’m very casual about it.
Larry David
I won an Emmy in 2006!
Leslie Jordan
You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.
Viola Davis
LYou can get yourself cut and stitched, or you can get a good girdle. The day before my first Emmy show, I went to Sears and bought a really good girdle. And I’ve worn that thing to every single awards show since!
Jane Kaczmarek
I’ve been very, very, very, very fortunate, and I’m very grateful for my career and that, at 60, I won an Emmy.
Margo Martindale
I have an Emmy, but it’s no big deal: work in TV news long enough, you eventually get one.
Deborah Copaken Kogan
I’m thinking about naming my first son Emmy so I can say I’ve got one. I want Emmy, Oscar and Tony – and my daughter Grammy.
Noah Wyle
I remember having a feeling like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening!’ Two years ago I was auditioning for The Disney Channel, and now Paul Rudd is saying, ‘Hey man, congratulations on your Emmy nomination!’
Max Greenfield
As a director on ‘The Office,’ there’s a tremendous weight that comes with directing features. I was being asked to direct a show that had already won an Emmy for Best Comedy. Steve Carell and the cast had already won the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
Harold Ramis
I had an Oscar, an Emmy, and yet I had this big hole in my soul.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
I’ve done plenty of daredeviling – from white-water rafting to bungee jumping. But I think the most fearless was hosting the Emmy Awards. It was overwhelming, and I definitely had to leave fear at the door.
Neil Patrick Harris
I think Seth McFarlane is brilliant, and I think ‘Family Guy’ should get an Emmy for sure.
Rekha Sharma
For every stand-up comedian, Just for Laughs is our Super Bowl. Every comic in the world goes to Just for Laughs in Montreal. And they presented me with the Stand-Up Comedian of the Year award for 2018. This is my Oscar; this is my Emmy. That’s my baby now.
Jo Koy
The designer of my Emmy gown is donating my gown to the charity for an auction.
Maria Menounos
I think that the wonderful advantage we have in the film of being able to cast a girl as young as Emmy and which we couldn’t do in the theatre of course because no girl of 16 or 17 could sing 8 shows a week, couldn’t sing two.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
‘Switched at Birth’ has an amazing cast, including an Oscar winner and two Emmy nominees. The writing is very innovative, and the show’s producers have redefined U.S. TV by launching a mainstream show which includes multiple deaf cast members whose characters communicate only in ASL (American Sign Language).
Rachel Shenton
I’ve got a Grammy and Emmy, I’d like to have a Tony.
Cyndi Lauper
I think that you do get a little extra jolt of confidence when you win an Emmy.
Edie Falco
I’m not getting an Emmy.
Rudy Boesch
Steve Binder did the Elvis comeback special in 1968, you know. He did the Diana Ross special. He has won Emmy Awards. I think he’s the premier, variety special man in America.
Eddie Rabbitt
JR was a 1-dimensional, evil character. JR was multi-dimensional, and Larry Hagman is probably one of the greatest actors that we have. Then, you go back and look at ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ – I mean, he’s a comic genius, as well. So, I think they should give him an honorary Emmy Award.
Charlene Tilton
I saw an Emmy ad that AMC took out with all the ‘Breaking Bad’ nominees’ photos, and there’s my picture from the show. It’s like World’s Ugliest Man – I’m an automatic winner in that category.
Mark Margolis
For a decade, Emma-Lee Moss has been steadily making weird, moody, melancholic music under the moniker ‘Emmy the Great’ that has been referred to as nue-folk, anti-folk, synthpop, and, most of all, literary.
Jenny Zhang
My Emmy is in my china closet. People don’t really look at it, though.
Tammy Blanchard
The Oscar or the Emmy says you’ve reached a level of competence in this business, and I would love to have one.
O. J. Simpson
But the character was so successful, that first one, that they wrote him again and he came in right at the end of the first year in a show called THE BOX. I was up for the Emmy for that one too.
Gavin MacLeod
I had begun reading earlier than most because my sister Emmy Lou, no doubt to keep me from bothering her, decided it was easier to teach me to read stories to myself rather than to read them to me, as she had been doing.
Louis L’Amour
As a fan, I hated most of ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ movie except for the part where Emmy Rossum and Jake Gyllenhaal were stuck in the library, and I thought, ‘Oh, I like this now.’ There’s something about bringing people together in odd circumstances and exploring the petri dish of what happens.
Julie Plec
Probably one of the happiest moments, outside the birth of all of my kids, was the first time we won an Emmy, that the show won an Emmy. That was a big night.
Dick Van Dyke
To me, the Peabody was as big if not bigger than any award, but I do understand an Emmy Award-winning show has a different buzz when it comes to start talking about renewals and things like that. There’s a professional something to it that matters.
Kenya Barris
The day I won an Emmy was also the day my father passed

The day I won an Emmy was also the day my father passed away. I received a call from my sister on the way to the ceremony and had to turn my car around and catch the first flight back to Karachi.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Winning ‘Motor Trend’ Car of the year is probably the closest thing to winning the Oscar or Emmy of the car industry.
Elon Musk
When I won the Emmy, the profound sense of gratitude when my name was said I cannot express enough. It was one of the most beautiful moments, hands down, of my life.
Ann Dowd
There’s always going to be a part of me that wants an Emmy. Truthfully, I’m probably more motivated by people being entertained. I’m more motivated by people being like, ‘Oh snap! Did you see that?’
Courtney A. Kemp
I was never upset that I did not get an Emmy. That I did get an Emmy nomination, I couldn’t be happier and prouder.
Kyle Chandler
Icy and earthy, Helen Mirren is a rare, regal presence in a movie age that values the plebeian over the patrician and mass over class. Lauded with an Oscar and an Emmy for playing both Queen Elizabeths, Mirren has matched her cool aristocracy with a boldness of performance and display.
Richard Corliss
My sister Jennifer is an Emmy winning journalist and mother of three amazing girls. She brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years. I’m extremely proud of her.
Ron Livingston
But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let’s get our priorities straight. I think we all know what’s really important in life – winning an Oscar.
Ellen DeGeneres
When I got recognized as a writer, when I got the Emmy, I was more excited than the Emmys I had gotten as an actor.
Alan Alda
I had no idea you could get an Emmy for creating a computer game.
Michael Morhaime
The first time I’m nominated for an Emmy and I get to share it with my dad who introduced me to theater at a very, very young age, it’s a very full-circle type thing.
Jasmine Cephas Jones
Now I can always be called ‘Emmy winner Regina King.’ I think that in this business, it must mean something. Every time someone has won an award, and they’re announcing them or speaking about them, that prefaces their name.
Regina King
I literally have over a thousand emails in my inbox that need to be returned. I’m sure all of my friends and certain family members are like, ‘Oh, look who got nominated for an Emmy and doesn’t want to write me an email back!’ I need a good few hours to just sit and get on the phone.
Max Greenfield
It’s a great way to start the day, hearing you’ve been nominated for an Emmy. It’s just thrilling.
Allison Janney
I don’t need an Emmy to tell me to go to work. I’ve been working.
Lena Waithe
Northwestern’s alumni list is truly impressive. This university has graduated best-selling authors, Olympians, presidential candidates, Grammy winners, Peabody winners, Emmy winners, and that’s just me!
Stephen Colbert
I was introduced to 7 Charming Sisters at an Emmy Award Show event. When they approached me to become a brand ambassador, I was over the moon about working with the brand. What impressed me even more as a disability advocate is the fact that the company is dedicated to employing people with disabilities.
Jamie Brewer
Listen, I would love to win an Emmy at some stage or another. I can’t pretend not to.
Cat Deeley
If ‘Drag Race’ gets an Emmy nomination, I will put on a red glittery face mask over my mouth and I will lip-sync to an Ariana Grande song.
Television has its own award. It’s called the Emmy. It’s a good award. I like it. I have one. But you don’t see movies like ‘The King’s Speech’ win Oscars and then go to TV and qualify for Emmys. In documentaries, some networks have been able to game the system.
Michael Moore
Lena Waithe won an Emmy for writing while starring on the Netflix show ‘Master of None,’ but it might be more accurate to call her a Master of Everything.
Kamala Harris
The Emmy nomination did a world of good for my confidence.
Jerry Van Dyke
Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
I feel like I’m on the inside for the first time. Inside the castle. I have an Emmy nomination!
Tracee Ellis Ross