Primetime Emmy Awards 2012: Nominees' reactions

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, July 19, 2012

18 of 19: Hugh Bonneville of 'Downton Abbey' on being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

'Thanks for the cheery waves about the 16 #Emmynomnoms for #DowntonAbbey. I'm gobsmacked. Or as the next RT so eloquently puts it...' he Tweeted on July 19.

This is Bonneville's first Emmy nomination.

(Pictured: Hugh Bonneville appears in a scene from the show 'Downton Abbey.') ( Photo / PBS)