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"I think there are so many incredible shows out right now," Michele, 25, told E! News while promoting a Hands for Habitat charity campaign on Thursday. "I am a huge fan of Girls and the fact that Lena [Dunham] got nominated and the show got nominated is amazing. There's some really great stuff out there right now, so I feel like this is just the natural progression of things."
Besides, Michele added, "I'm very proud of our last season. I think it was one of our best seasons ever."
The Fox series, which received 19 nominations in 2010 (including one for Michele) dropped to a trio of nods: one for Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Beiste) as best guest actress and two in technical categories for cinematography and makeup.
Series creator Ryan Murphy (who snagged several more nominations for his other show, American Horror Story) said he was thrilled for Jones, whom he confirmed will be returning in season 4.
"I have nothing bad to say about anything; I just feel grateful for what I got and happy for Dot," he told the Hollywood Reporter.
Echoing Michele's statement, he also expressed support for the other comedies nominated this year: "Looking at that category, I'm thrilled that so many things that I love that in previous years you'd never think would break through did; I'm particularly happy about Girls, it's my favorite show on TV. I admire it and think it's really bold."