The actress earned a nomination for Best Actress in a TV series for her work on ABC's Scandal.
Stars nominated for 2014 Golden Globes are reacting with great pride and joy, reports Us Weekly.
Among those commenting on their success is Kerry Washington, who received a well-deserved Best Actress in a TV Series nomination. "I'm enormously grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor," she explained. "It's humbling to be nominated alongside such great talented and hard-working women whose work inspire me."
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who also received a SAG nomination yesterday, says it's a "huge" honor to be nominated for two Golden Globes. "The response to 12 Years a Slave and Dancing On The Edge from the public and media alike has been overwhelming and I am so very grateful," said Ejiofor. "To have been a part of these amazing projects was a gift in itself, that the HFPA have responded in this way, truly means so much."
Fellow 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o is beyond excited about her nomination. "I can't express the excitement I felt hearing my name called while listening to the nominations from Paris this afternoon," said the beautiful star. "I screamed and the tears started immediately; I was so overwhelmed."
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