Zooey Deschanel thinks that being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award is an "incredible honor."
The 32-year-old star of TV show New Girl was named as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series yesterday.
"I wanted to be an actress since I was two years old. It's always been my dream and ambition. This is the kind of moment you dream about. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I could have this incredible honor and recognition. It's just so exciting," she told Entertainment Weekly.
Her co-star Max Greenfield also received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
"I have such a great job that's just such an incredible gift, and I always want to be doing the work because I love the work and not for some other reason. [But] it just means so much to have this nomination," she added.
It must be pretty good to be Zooey Deschanel right now.
After just two episodes of her new comedy, New Girl, Fox has picked the series up for a full season of 24 episodes. Judging from its high ratings (it even beat its lead-in, Glee!), it's not quite a surprise.
"We love the charming Zooey Deschanel and the entire cast, we're knocked out with the work that [creator] Liz Meriwether and the whole staff is doing and we are really psyched about the coming episodes in the pipeline. It's great that audiences have responded so positively so far and we're confident that even more people will embrace the show—and more comedy on Fox—this season," said Kevin Reilly, president of Entertainment at Fox.
New Girl -- which also stars Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone -- airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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