Four openly LGBT stars received Emmy Award nods as nominations were announced on Thursday.

Two-time Emmy-winner Jim Parsons, who recently came out gay in an interview with The New York Times, received another Emmy nomination for his role playing Sheldon in the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.

Parsons told that he was “jumping up and down” for co-star Mayim Bialik's inclusion.

“I love her so much. … I went to call her immediately but I didn't have her number – isn't that weird that I don't have her number yet? I don't think she wants me to have her number, which is OK. I still love her.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays gay dad Mitchell Pritchett in ABC's Modern Family was nominated in the Supporting Comedy Actor category along with his television partner Eric Stonestreet.

“Thrilled about all of Modern Family's Emmy noms,” Ferguson tweeted to his more than 424,000 followers.

Openly lesbian Sarah Paulson received a supporting actress nomination for her performance as Nicole Wallace in pay cabler HBO's Game Change.

Margaret Cho, who is bisexual, received a nomination for her guest spot playing Kim Jong-il in NBC's 30 Rock.

Also, MTV's It Gets Better special received a nomination in the Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program category.