"It's a very good day! I'm thrilled for the cast and crews of these two projects, for these people I worked with and love. For 'The Normal Heart,' they took a chance on me, and it could have gone terribly wrong. Larry (Kramer) worked over 30 years to get the movie made. Now this will raise awareness to see it more and more. Julia (Roberts) is a great friend. I love Mark Ruffalo, he was a leader of that cast. And to see four of those supporting actors get nominated was so unexpected."
<p>"With 'Horror Story,' every year, I call up these actors, and they respond. To see Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett get nominated is thrilling. Jessica Lange is the queen of the world, and I'm so happy for Sarah (Paulson) to be in the lead actress category. And I'm super excited for Frances Conroy, who was a fan favorite. She really committed to this incredibly bizarre role."
<p>"I feel so humbled and grateful by all this, to have your peers recognize your work — my directing and writing nominations are unexpected for me. I'm fortunate to work with a really talented group of actors and artisans who love the show, love the material. When your crew loves your scripts, you know it's good. I'll be taking my 'American Horror Story' ladies out tonight and we'll be getting drunk!"