Mandy Moore was nominated for best supporting actress in a TV series at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
Moore made it big when she dropped her 1999 hit "Candy," but faced an uphill battle in the pop star world competing against the likes of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson. She quickly found her niche in acting where she's remained ever since, and her hard work has paid off. Moore was nominated for her role as one of the stars on NBC's This Is Us, and learned of the honor via text from her co-star Milo Ventimiglia.
Labeling the title Golden Globe nominee as "bizarre," Moore called into the Today Show to explain the experience.
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“My boyfriend [Dawes lead singer Taylor Goldsmith] was getting ready to go to the airport so he was up around 5:15 and I just woke up with him and my phone lit up shortly thereafter. I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, the Golden Globe nominations,’ but I certainly was not expecting to be recognized for the show,” she said. “Milo [Ventimiglia] was actually the one who texted me and was like, ‘Congratulations, Mandy!’ I was like, ‘Wait, on what? The show got nominated?’ He’s like, ‘No, you did!’
“My jaw was definitely on the ground and I just started shaking. I’ve never been nominated for anything in my life. I feel like I’m on another planet right now. It’s so exciting, but I’m most excited about the show getting nominated.”
She admitted to calling her father early this morning to share the good news. “I called my poor dad at 5:30 in the morning and woke him up,” she said. “He’s like, ‘Is everything OK?’ I’m like, ‘Dad, it’s fine. I got nominated for a Golden Globe!’ He’s like, ‘Oh, congratulations.’ I could tell I totally woke him up from a dead sleep, so I was like, ‘Go back to bed. We’ll talk about it later. Sorry, I shouldn’t have called you, that was dumb.’ That definitely could’ve waited a couple hours.”
Moore faces Olivia Colman from The Night Manager, Lena Headey from Game of Thrones, Thandie Newton from Westworld and her costar, Chrissy Metz.
“It’s not competition,” Moore said. “Chrissy Metz is just on another level. She is an exceptional woman and actress and her heart and her humor. I’m thrilled to be able to share this little journey with her for the next couple weeks and we get to go through it together.”
She added: “I just want to have the opportunity to go hang out at an awards show with everybody again, because we were just at the Critics’ Choice together last night and it was so much fun. It’s such a good group and we don’t get to hang out as a group together as much as we would all like.”