Lily James is nominated for best leading actress in a limited or anthology series or movie against Margaret Qualley (Maid), Sarah Paulson (Impeachment: American Crime Story), Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout), Julia Garner (Inventing Anna), and Toni Collette (The Staircase). This is the actor’s first Emmy nomination, but it surely won’t be her last.
“I’m so proud because we were really in it together and felt so joined in our ambition to really try and do something with this,” she told Deadline after the nominations were announced. “So I’m so happy and so thrilled we’re both in this mad situation. It makes it way better.”
She also shared her joy on Instagram. “Still reeling from this incredible honour @televisionacad thank you so much. Insane! I feel so eternally grateful to have worked with such exceptional people, who always worked their hardest to bring authenticity, empathy, and honesty to everything we did,” she wrote at the time.
James was effusive in praising her co-star Sebastian Stan, who also snagged a nomination for his work on the Hulu limited series. “What can I say… you are KING!! The best partner I could have wished for. United from day one. Acting opposite you was the biggest thrill! ❤️🔥”
This article was originally published on Glamour.com.