'Master Of None' Gets Four Emmy Nominations & Aziz Ansari's Response Is Appropriately Hilarious
On Thursday, July 14, the 2016 Emmy nominations were announced and, unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones led the pack with their massive 23 nominations, including Creative Arts Emmys. That said, a number of smaller shows scored noms, as well. For instance, Netflix series Master of None got four Emmy nominations, including star and creator Aziz Ansari for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series. That's a lot of outstanding work, so it's no surprise that Ansari is overjoyed right now. The comedian released a statement to Bustle about the nominations and it's both sincere and humorous — just like the show.
The 33-year-old's statement reads:
I'm bummed the medium sized dragon in Game of Thrones got snubbed in Best Supporting, but happy to see Master of None and our entire team get acknowledged. We are thrilled!
If you ask me, it wasn't the dragon who was snubbed, but PARO the therapeutic seal from Master of None. Now that guy can act!
Unfortunately, even though the noms are out now, we'll have to wait until Sept. 18 to see if Master of None takes home any trophies. (And to see if PARO makes his red carpet debut. Here's hoping!)