Primetime Emmy Awards 2012: Nominees' reactions

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, July 19, 2012

4 of 19: Steve Buscemi of 'Boardwalk Empire' on being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

'There are so many amazing performances this year by actors I really admire, that it means a lot to me to being included among them,' the actor said in a statement obtained by

This is Buscemi's fifth Emmy nomination. The actor has been nominated twice for his role in 'The Sopranos' in both 2001 and 2004, once for his role in '30 Rock' in 2008, and again previously for 'Boardwalk Empire' in 2011. The actor has also won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama in 2011 for his role in 'Boardwalk Empire.'

(Pictured: Steve Buscemi in a scene from 'Boardwalk Empire.') ( Photo / HBO)