13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford is a newly minted Golden Globe nominee.
The 21-year-old Australian actress scored a surprise nomination in the Best Actress in a TV Drama Series category for her performance as Hannah Baker on the Netflix drama, and Langford shared her sweet reaction on Monday morning.
“Thank you so much to the HFPA!” Langford posted in an Instagram story. “So excited to be nominated alongside this illustrious group of women.”
Langford will be going up against seasoned vets Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Claire Foy (The Crown), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale).
Langford’s nomination was one of several big surprises for this year’s Golden Globe nominations, as the series -- which will return for a sophomore run -- was bypassed by many of the major awards shows, including this year’s Emmys.
Many of Langford’s co-stars took to Twitter to celebrate her nomination, including Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro and Amy Hargreaves.
Selena Gomez, who serves as an executive producer on 13 Reasons Why, also congratulated Langford for her accomplishment. The 25-year-old multihyphenate reminisced about the year that was, highlighting her “committed journey” with 13 Reasons Why and teasing the second season.
“To every person on this project, thank you for coming back. Good or bad, we are committed to having the touch conversations, to telling the story that can start change,” Gomez captioned the first photo, before singling out Langford in a second pic. “AND to this gorgeous, kind hearted [sic] lady. You endured this character with such strength and softness. @katherinelangford I am so proud you are being acknowledged for doing just that! GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE!!! Ladies are shining!”
13 Reasons Why is streaming now on Netflix. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.