Saturday 17 August 2019

The Act star Joey King posts tearful reaction to Emmy nomination

Actress Joey King posted a video to Instagram after she found out she had received her first Emmy nomination.

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By Emily Chudy, PA

Actress Joey King has posted a tearful reaction to Instagram after receiving an Emmy nomination for her role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act.

The 19-year-old actress burst into tears, then called her parents, after hearing about her nomination for best lead actress in a limited series or movie.

King also included a shout-out to her co-star Patricia Arquette, who was nominated as a supporting actress for her role as Blanchard’s mother Dee Dee in the same show.

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This is me in South Africa on my way to set in the car live steaming The Emmy nominations announcement from the hotspot on my phone also known as the best moment in the world. My work on The Act was the most fulfilling and challenging work I’ve gotten to do as an actress thus far. To be nominated for an Emmy in a category with such INCREDIBLE nominees by my side, especially Patricia is the most surreal feeling. I haven’t stopped crying. Gettin to call Patricia right after and share this moment with her is something I’ll never forget. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, there’s so many people who are behind The Act that I couldn’t have done this without and I can’t wait to call all of them!!!! OH MY GOD I CANT BELIEVE IM NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY

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King said: “My work on The Act was the most fulfilling and challenging work I’ve gotten to do as an actress thus far.

“To be nominated for an Emmy in a category with such incredible nominees by my side, especially Patricia, is the most surreal feeling.

“Getting to call Patricia right after and share this moment with her is something I’ll never forget.”

Appearing in her first film in 2007, King is best known for her roles in Ramona And Beezus, The Kissing Booth, and Hulu’s The Act.

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