By far the most exciting surprise of this morning’s Emmy nominations was that Bill Hader got a nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Hader spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about finding out: “It wasn’t [on my radar]. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh yea! The Emmy nominations are coming out!’” He continued:
I got up early this morning with my daughter and my wife. We had breakfast. I checked my e-mail, nothing was there. Looked at my phone, everything was good. Hopped into the shower. When I came out, all of a sudden it was like 30 messages. My wife and daughter were gone so then I had this moment of, “Oh my gosh, what happened?”
The first text was from Kristen Wiig, he explains: “She went, ‘Oh my god, congratulations!’ I went, for what? What happened?” It took him another couple texts but eventually he put it together. He then continued to discuss just how surprised he was “It really is a full-on shock,” and “It never really occurred to me that this would ever happen.” His wife’s response: “For What?” Umm, for being the absolute best. Have you seen Stefon, Bill Hader’s wife?