Primetime Emmy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

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

20 of 24: Connie Britton of 'Friday Night Lights' on being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama:

'I was in fact asleep during the nominations - it truly is the 'I'm in bed asleep' story -- 'cause, you know, I'm in L.A. and it's freakin' early, dude! Then my publicist called me and told me. I actually had a weird dream in the middle of the night that we didn't get nominated and Kyle [Chandler] and I were talking, like, 'Yeah, we didn't get nominated.' So I woke up from a series of bad dreams to have a very happy reality. Kyle called me and was like, 'I just jumped in the pool with my wife!' 'Cause he's in Austin, and he was thrilled. I told him he better not blow out of the Emmys early like he did last year,' the actress said in a statement to TVLine.

This is Britton's second Emmy nomination. She was nominated in 2010 for her role on 'Friday Night Lights.'

(Pictured: Connie Britton in a promotional still for 'Friday Night Lights') ( Photo / AMC)