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Emmys: 'Justified's' Walton Goggins is 'floating in a vat of liquid gratitude'

July 14, 2011 | 12:42 pm

Walton Goggins

This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

With original source material by novelist Elmore Leonard, FX's "Justified" has been steadily gaining critical acclaim. Thursday morning, the series garnered four Emmy nominations including lead actor for Timothy Olyphant, who plays federal lawman Raylan Givens; and Walton Goggins, in the supporting actor category, for playing outlaw Boyd Crowder.

Congratulations on the good news.

I feel like I’m floating in a vat of liquid gratitude. It’s surreal. This may never happen again in my lifetime but to go through this experience now, it doesn’t get better than this.

Cable networks did very well this morning.

I’ve been with FX for a decade [first with "The Shield"]. I’ve been in the front row of everything they’ve accomplished. I’m pinching myself.

What has been the appeal of "Justified"?

People in this business were taken with this world, which is not exactly explored in entertainment. It’s like reading a novel. I think Margo Martindale had a lot to do with our show getting a lot more attention.

For the record, 3:33 p.m. July 14: A previous version of this post said "Justified" had been nominated for best drama series. It was not.


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Photo: Joelle Carter and Walton Goggins in a scene from "Justified." Credit: Prashant Gupta / FX