'New Girl' Zooey on GG Nom: 'It Means the World'

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The New Girl was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series this morning, with star Zooey Deschanel up for Best Actress, Comedy. We caught up with Zooey and her co-stars on the set of the "simply adorkable" FOX show today, where she declared, "It means the world."

"I was like a nerd growing up, I'm still a nerd," Zooey tells ET. "I never pictured in a million years that playing a nerd on TV would be recognized in this way, and that people would connect to it this much, because it was so close to home -- deeply close to home. It's just such an incredible feeling."

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The New Girl airs Tuesday nights on FOX. The 2012 Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air live on NBC January 15.