'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe Celebrates Her 'Well-Deserved' Golden Globe Nomination


Christmas came early for Outlander fans!

Leading lady Caitriona Balfe received her second Golden Globe nomination for her work as the time-traveling Claire on Starz’s sprawling saga, one year after receiving her first.

Balfe’s TV husband, Sam Heughan, took the Twitter to congratulate the 37-year-old actress, adorably writing, “YAZZZZZZZ WIFEY!!!!! So well deserved of COURSE!!!”

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Balfe, who was filming season three of Outlander in Scotland on Monday, responded to Heughan’s enthusiastic tweet.

“Thank you darling …. You’re the best!” Balfe wrote back.

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She followed up her tweet with a statement to ET, expressing her gratitude for the recognition she’s received for her work as the beloved Claire.

“I am grateful every day that I get to portray a woman who is strong-willed, confident, intelligent, empowered and simply unforgettable,” Balfe said. “While Outlander is a brilliant period show, Claire represents so many qualities of a 10th century modern-day woman, someone who is forging her own path, fighting for what she believes and doing so with integrity.”

“I am thrilled to be nominated among such an amazing and talented group of women,” she closed her statement, referencing her fellow nominees in the Best Actress, TV Series Drama category, including The Crown’s Claire Foy,The American’s Keri Russell,Stranger Things’ Winona Ryder and Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood.

executive producer Maril Davis also weighed in on Balfe’s nomination.

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Balfe’s Golden Globe nomination comes just one day after Outlander scored the Critics’ Choice Award for Most Binge-Worthy show.

The Golden Globes, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, airs live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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