quote by Joanne Lipman

Hollywood has its Oscars. Television has its Emmys. Broadway has its Tonys. And advertising has its Clios. And its Andys, Addys, Effies and Obies. And 117 other assorted awards. And those are just the big ones.

— Joanne Lipman

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Let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.

I've done plenty of daredeviling - from white-water rafting to bungee jumping.

But I think the most fearless was hosting the Emmy Awards. It was overwhelming, and I definitely had to leave fear at the door.

Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World.

I feel like I'm already a winner. I've made so many dreams come true. I'm here. Whether you walk away with a statue [ Emmy]or not, you shouldn't make it about it that necessarily. Everyone who's here in this house tonight is a winner.

The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity.

The awards world can be ridiculous, but I'm not one to bash it.

I love awards! When I've been nominated for Emmys and when I won my DGA Award, I couldn't have been happier. I always liked getting a gold star in class.

"Transparent" is a drama slash comedy series that could, in theory, make the Emmy nominations next year in either of those categories - it's that good.

I scoop Emmy winners like kitty litter.

The Emmy will have no effect on me, from the standpoint that you've still got to wash your bowl after breakfast.

The Emmy will have no effect on me, from the standpoint that you've still got to wash your bowl after breakfast.

I'm an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and one of the children, his wish was to go to the Emmys, so he's going to be my date, along with my husband, and my dad and his girlfriend. So we're going to have a really fun night and it's going to be really exciting. I'm really excited for him to experience that.

I'm thinking about naming my first son Emmy so I can say I've got one.

I want Emmy, Oscar and Tony - and my daughter Grammy.

The Emmy should be an ensemble award, too. I kept howling at everyone else's performances.

So many people have won Emmys, so many people have won multiple Emmys that I think it's a degraded award.

In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful, white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can't seem to get there no how. I can't seem to get over that line.

Someone said I wasn't attractive enough.

People say those things, but they make you stronger. Then you can win an Emmy and think, ha, ha, ha.

Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest.

It's a great way to start the day, hearing you've been nominated for an Emmy. It's just thrilling.

Actually I walk around with the Emmy wherever I go, but I'm very casual about it.

I've got a Grammy and Emmy, I'd like to have a Tony.

Emmys are wonderful and I'm thrilled to death that I have mine.

But they're representative of a specific achievement, where this sort of thing is representative of how you've grown in your own industry.

Don Knotts won five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series [in Andy Griffith Show] in 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966 and 1967.

My Emmy competition is awfully good. My stomach is already in knots. The problem is that I don't drink, so I can't calm myself that way. I wish I could be better at pretending I don't care.

You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.

I'm extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day.

Asked for a testimony to the effect that Emmy Noether was a great woman mathematician, he said: I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.

Probably one of the happiest moments, outside the birth of all of my kids, was the first time we won an Emmy, that the show won an Emmy. That was a big night.

Generally with the Oscars or the Emmys there isn't much you can do until the nominations are announced. Then you know what kind of year you're dealing with - what's been overlooked, what the issues are.

I mean, the competition is really created by the buzz around the Emmys.

It's a totally subjective thing.

The only acting you ever see at the Oscars is when people act like they’re not mad they lost. Nicole Kidman was smiling so wide, she should have won an Emmy at the Oscars for her great performance. I was like, "If you’d done that in the movie, you’d have won an Oscar, girl."

To get an Emmy nomination for a show that was the first-ever science talk show on television to us was an affirmation that there is an appetite for this content in the mainstream public, not just the erudite public. So we're all completely thrilled by it.

Indignant reply to the blatent sex discrimination expressed in a colleague's opposition when Hilbert proposed appointing Emmy Noether as the first woman professor at their university.

I am definitely going to watch the Emmys this year! My makeup team is nominated for “Best Special Effects.”

Well I was out in the garden moving rocks on the day of the Emmys. I was just playing in the dirt.