Tina Fey was a good sport about her NBC comedy 30 Rock surrendering the spotlight to new kids Glee and Modern Family this year, issuing two funny statements on two of her nominations for 30 Rock (she also shares a writing nom with Kay Cannon):
- on 30 Rock‘s best series nom: ”This is great news. We’re grateful and excited. Especially since today is the fifth anniversary of the day NBC forgot to cancel us.”
- On her best comedy series nomination: ”This is great and exciting news. Also, this seems like an appropriate time for me to announce to NBC that I will not be renewing my contract… with my gym,” Fey said, echoing Steve Carell’s recent statements that he plans to leave The Office when his contract expires at the end of next season.
30 Rock still did pretty well with 15 nominations, including best comedy series, writing, directing as well as acting noms in all categories except for best supporting actor.
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