EXCLUSIVE: William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman Say It Feels Extra 'Special' to Both Be Nominated at Emmys

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William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman certainly have a reason to celebrate at the 2017 Emmys -- they're both nominated!

"It's special. It's really special," Macy told ET's Nancy O'Dell on the red carpet in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday. "It's a weak word, but I don't know what else to say. We've been doing this for a really long time. This year feels really, very extraordinary."

"I think you sort of have to look back and you have the macro and the micro," Huffman added. "The micro is that it's really exciting and it's a thrill to be here, and you have all the people you admire and you want to work with. Then the macro is, wow, I think two percent of our union makes a living wage, and we have done so much with the little we have, I think is amazing."

While Macy is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Shameless, wife Huffman is nominated in the stacked Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category, alongside Carrie Coon, Nicole Kidman, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange and Reese Witherspoon. 

"I can't believe I'm in that group!" Huffman shared. "It is an honor. I've admired them from afar for a very long time."

Even if Huffman doesn't take home a statuette, though, she'll nevertheless be celebrating this weekend, as Macy revealed the two are "going away" for a trip to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. 

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman at 2017 Emmys
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On Sunday, however, Huffman was just happy to be on the red carpet. 

"[This dress makes me feel] attractive," she revealed. 

"[It makes me feel] excited," Macy adorably added. "I think I'm going to lose control, and I like it!" 

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