Primetime Emmy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

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

18 of 24: Michelle Forbes of 'The Killing' on being nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama:

'I was dead asleep and then the phone went off. I was planning on going back to sleep [after getting the news], but then your phone starts going and everything starts beeping -- so it was time to get up. [Laughs] At this stage in my life I've learned to not have very many expectations when it comes to this industry. The doing of the work is certainly the most rewarding. This is just icing on the cake, which is so nice. I know people say this all the time, but it really is humbling to be with these formidable extraordinarily talented women in this category,' the actress said in a statement to TVLine.

This is Forbes' first Primetime Emmy nomination. (Pictured: Michelle Forbes in a promotional still for 'The Killing') ( Photo / AMC)