Chrissy Metz learned about her Golden Globe nomination in the cutest way possible.
The This Is Us star earned her second nom in two years for her performance as Kate Pearson, and ET’s Leanne Aguilera was on the set of NBC’s hit family drama on Monday morning to celebrate Metz’s latest achievement.
Turns out, the 37-year-old actress preemptively discovered she was nominated before they were even announced. As Metz recalls, her boyfriend, Josh Stancil, dropped by her house moments before because he had a gut instinct that her name was going to be called.
“Josh called me [this morning]. He was like, ‘I’m coming over!’ I’m like, ‘Ugh, this is presumptuous, it’s not gonna happen, Josh.’ He’s like, ‘That’s not true. You always tell me you have to manifest what you want,’” Metz said. “He came over in his pajamas. I open up my laptop and then of course, [presenter] Garrett [Hedlund] was like, ‘Chrissy Metz.’”
Even in her post-Globe nomination glow, Metz had to take a second to crush over Hedlund, who stars in the nominated film, Mudbound: “Did you hear the way he said the name? It was so cute!”
Metz shared that the famous This Is Us group chat has been on fire since the wee hours of the morning celebrating their three nominations, which included recognition for Sterling K. Brown and the series.
“We’re all like ‘emoji, emoji, emoji,’ just congratulating the whole show,” Metz said. “I wouldn’t be here without them and I’m so grateful to them and to everyone involved, the writers and of course, [creator] Dan [Fogelman].”
Though Metz and Brown were the only actors recognized for their individual performances, Metz was “bummed” that her other cast members, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley and previous Globe nominee Mandy Moore, didn’t receive any love.
“Bummed is an understatement,” she said. “Yeah, I was mad, but there were a lot of snubs and a lot of conversation about the snubs. I don’t dig it, if I’m honest.”
As for the ceremony itself, Metz already has her dress (“It’s one of my fave colors!”) and stayed mum on whether Stancil will be her date (“I don’t even think we get a plus one”). And she’s most excited to meet the Lady Bird crew, namely writer and director Greta Gerwig (“She’s fantastic -- very inspiring as a woman, as a writer, as a director”) and Laurie Metcalf (“I love [her]!”), as well as The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro.
Brown also celebrated his Golden Globe nomination on Monday morning, posting a sweet snap with his two sons before dropping them off at school and heading to work on another project unrelated to This Is Us.
“Good news today from the #HFPA. Thank you so much for this #goldenglobes nomination! Couldn’t be more honored!” the actor captioned the candid pic. “Now I gotta get these kids to school.”
This Is Us returns Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.