Primetime Emmy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

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

24 of 24: Melissa McCarthy of 'Mike and Molly' on being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series:

'For the longest time I didn't know what was happening because I thought when I saw my name, I thought that it was prompting me to read,' the actress and Emmy nominations presenter told special correspondent George Pennacchio of KABC Television on Thursday. 'Then I couldn't figure out what it was I was I supposed to read and then I thought well that's really odd that they put my last name and then 'Mike and Molly,' because usually they just put Melissa and then 'the nominees are.' so I couldn't even process what was happening.'

She adds, 'I was so excited to read that list of funny women, because you know, I root for them. You want those women in there that are like, it's really funny, they're killin' it.'

This is McCarthy's first Emmy nomination.

(Pictured: Melissa McCarthy in a promotional still for 'Mike and Molly') ( Photo / Fox)