Primetime Emmy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Thursday, July 14, 2011

14 of 24: Julia Stiles of 'Dexter' on being Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama:

'I knew that the Emmys were coming up because they send you all the screeners, but I didn't know they were today. So when I got a phone call [from my manager] early this morning, I figured it would be important -- it was way too early to be getting a call. I'm really excited. It's just nice to be invited to the party. And this is a unique category, so I guess it's to two parties! This is icing on the cake. The experience of working on the show was so great that this is just an added bonus,' the actress said in a statement to TVLine.

This is the first Primetime Emmy nomination for Stiles.

(Pictured: Julia Stiles in a promotional still for 'Dexter') (Showtime)