Now that’s starting the week off on a bright note!
This Is Us scored big during Monday's Golden Globe nominations, snagging three for Best Drama Series and stars Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz, who play mother and daughter on the breakout hit, were also recognized.
But not everyone from NBC’s freshman drama got a nom for their work. The most notable snub? Milo Ventimiglia, who plays beloved Pearson patriarch, Jack, who many have deemed TV’s dad of the year.
The 39-year-old actor was gracious about his snub, tweeting early Monday morning his congratulations to Moore, Metz, his co-stars and the This Is Us crew. (Sterling K. Brown received a nomination for his stunning turn in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.)
....and @sterlingkb1, brother...so proud. ❤️❤️❤️MV— Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) December 12, 2016
But fans weren’t happy about his absence on the Globes shortlist.
Even so, there was a lot to celebrate.
Newly minted Globe nominee Metz took to Instagram to celebrate the show’s Drama Series nomination. “And then your TV family gets a @goldenglobes nomination! Oh, happy day!” the 36-year-old actress wrote.
Brown also sent his congratulations to his TV mother and sister, writing, “I couldn’t be happier!!! I love you both! I love your talent, and I love your souls!”
Star Justin Hartley was more concise with his emotions, tweeting, “So proud of my family!”
This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman summed up his morning with one tweet: “In my experience, when my phone starts buzzing at 5:30 AM it means someone’s dead or in jail. This was much better.”
"This continues to be the wildest, craziest, and most rewarding ride for all of us," Fogelman later said in a statement ET, calling Moore and Metz "insanely talented women who are as easy to root for as they are to write for."
The night before, Ventimiglia and Moore spoke to ET on the Critics’ Choice Awards carpet, where they dished on their undeniable on-screen chemistry as Jack and Rebecca.
“We love each other. It’s very mutual,” Moore told ET’s Cameron Mathison on Sunday. “I think being a part of a show that’s so emotionally connected to what’s fundamentally important in life definitely spills out into our life with our families.”
Ventimiglia also spoke about how that adorable “double” family photo with their TV children online came to be.
"We like to take photos and just kind of make sure we are keeping a record of what is happening on the show, because we are enjoying ourselves so much,” he explained.
The Golden Globes, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.
For more from Ventimiglia and Moore, watch ET’s exclusive interview below.