via press release:
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - EMMY STATEMENTS
"I'm so grateful. It really feels like a gift. We're about to wrap the show after 5 seasons, so this is especially wonderful and so unexpected. And I'm thrilled for my TV husband, Kyle too... It really feels like an acknowledgment of the show."
-- Connie Britton, Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - "Friday Night Lights"
"I am thrilled for Connie and Kyle. I will admit I had to read the email several times before I believed it. Kyle and Connie have both created once in a lifetime nuanced, complex and compelling characters -- it is no small thrill for myself that after four years not one but both have been recognized. I am also thrilled that Rolin Jones has been recognized for his beautiful script "The Son", an uniquely powerful episode of television. And, to Linda Lowy and our incredible casting agents who have been recognized yet again for all they bring to the show."
-- Jason Katims, Executive Producer
"DIRECTV is thrilled to congratulate the 'Friday Night Lights' team and Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler on their recent Emmy nominations, recognition they so richly deserve. We've long admired the series and their outstanding work and are proud to share this honor with them."
--Patty Ishimoto, Vice President, Entertainment & General Manager, The 101 Network/DirecTV