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