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Anthony Anderson's Priceless Reaction to His Emmy Nomination: 'I Don't Think I've Stopped Cheesing'

by John Boone 10:27 AM PDT, July 14, 2016
Playing Anthony Anderson's Priceless Reaction to His Emmy Nomination: 'I Don't Think I've Stopped Cheesing'

It's safe to say Anthony Anderson was excited about his Emmy nomination.

The Black-ish star earned a nom -- his second in a row -- in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. Seeing as Anderson was the one announcing the nominations on Thursday morning, we got to see his reaction, live -- and basically, he freaked out.

"Hi, mama! I know you're watching! Hi, mama!" he hollered, before joking to co-host Lauren Graham, "You don't even have to name nobody else, just go on to the next category."

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Anderson chatted with ET's Nischelle Turner shortly after announcing the nominations and said of his own, "I don't think I've stopped cheesing at all. I don't think I will."

"The feeling, especially when Tracee's name was read, and then when the show's name was read--" he gushed of co-star Tracee Ellis Ross' Best Actress nod and the nomination earned in the Best Comedy category for Black-ish. "My feet haven't touched the ground yet. So, that's what it feels like."

And the sweet words for his onscreen wife didn't end there, as Anderson revealed that Ross was the first person he called when he got offstage.

"She screamed congratulations to me, I screamed congratulations to her," he said. "I think we're gonna see each other in an hour or so to do some press together. I'm excited about getting together with her, and sharing this moment."

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As for the rumors that Anderson and Ross have been romancing each other off-screen too, Anderson played coy when asked if they might make their red carpet debut at the awards show.

"You have to watch the Emmys to see, you have to tune in," he replied. "But, when we win, I will let you know that the Emmys will be bookended some place at somebody's house."

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