Stars hit the red carpet today for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Performers Peer Group Reception, which was held to celebrate and honor the nominees for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Among the stars who graced the party were Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad, Sarah Paulson from American Horror Story: Asylum, Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory and Julie Bowen from Modern Family, just to name a few.
While the shows the actors are nominated for are wildly different, the honor and excitement they feel about their Emmy nominations are universally shared.
"It's the highest praise for and honor for an actor in television," said Glee's Jane Lynch. "There are so many wonderful people before you and it makes me giggle."
And getting nominated for the prestigious award has its perks.
"I get to come to parties… and eat for free and drink for free, which is nice," said Aaron Paul. "I get to hang out with people that I respect on such a level that I can't even begin to describe."
"Every time someone says your name, they'll say 'Emmy nominee,'" said Lynch, listing a perk she is excited about.
For Big Bang's Mayim Bialik, the perk was more material.
"I got a really nice dust buster last year as swag," Bialik said. "I love it."
Check out the video for more from this year's Emmy nominees about the perks of being honored.