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Liz Meriwether Celebrates 'New Girl's' Globe Nomination With Champagne in Her Coffee

Liz Meriwether
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The Fox series showrunner capped off a long night at the office with news that the show has been nominated in both the best comedy and best actress categories.

New Girl's Liz Meriwether is hoping to celebrate her freshman series' Golden Globe attention with a nap.

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The 30-year-old creator and showrunner of Fox's hit comedy had been up all night working on a New Girl script when a 20th TV publicist emailed her with the news: her Fox show has been nominated for Golden Globes in both the best comedy and best actress (Zooey Deschanel) categories. Still more impressive: it's the only new broadcast show to be recognized in a series category.

"It's just so exciting to be recognized for something that you love so much," says Meriwether, a mixture of pride, exhaustion and excitement on display.

"It just feels like a great hug," she continues, noting how she can only hope all of the attention will translate to more viewers for the show.

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As for Meriwether's plans to celebrate: "With a table read and notes afterward," she sighs, before adding: "I think I'll find a way to put some champagne in the coffee."