Primetime Emmy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

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

19 of 24: Alan Cumming of 'The Good Wife' on being nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama:

'I think everyone would agree that my being asked to play Eli Gold was so from left field, but it has been such a blast and an education for me as an actor. And to be honored in this way just adds to the surprise and the delight I feel at being a part of such a great show. I am sure Eli is in a photo copy room somewhere doing a little silent celebration,' the actor said in a statement carried by TVLine.

This is Cumming's second Emmy nomination. He was nominated in 2010 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on 'The Good Wife.'

(Pictured: Alan Cumming in a promotional still for 'The Good Wife') ( Photo / AMC)