The 2018 Emmy nominations are finally in, and there’s plenty to celebrate. With Game of Thrones and Westworld among the shows getting lots of Emmys attention and repeat nominees like Sterling K. Brown and Allison Janney scooping up fresh nominations, this year’s race is bound to be an exciting one. But for The Sinner‘s Jessica Biel, the 2018 Emmys are going to be special and exciting because she just hit a new career milestone.
It’s hard to believe, especially considering she’s been a TV regular over the years, appearing on shows like 7th Heaven, Family Guy and BoJack Horseman, but Biel’s first-ever Emmy nomination for outstanding lead female actor in a limited series or movie came courtesy of 2017’s The Sinner. Over on Biel’s Instagram shortly after her nomination was announced, she posted a photo of her beaming face, a glass of Champagne in hand to celebrate this moment.
“I’m so blown away by this Emmy nomination that I’m drinking alone. No shame in my champagne game!” she captioned the photo.
While Biel kicked off the celebration with a glass of bubbly by herself, it sounds like she won’t have to celebrate entirely alone. As she told People magazine shortly after the nominations were announced, “I’m going to go on a hot date with my son. We are going to cheers his orange juice in his sippy cup and my champagne in my champagne glass. And then I’m going to bed early! I’m like, Netflix and chilling. That’s my celebration.”
She also commented on hubby Justin Timberlake’s reaction to her nomination — and yes, he of course won big husband points for his reaction. “He said he’s really proud [of my nomination],” Biel told People. “He said he was confident that it was going to happen all along. So Silas and I are going to cheers tonight… he’s cheersing in place of Daddy tonight, which is super sweet.”
The Emmy fun is only beginning for Biel — we’re going to have to tune in to see how this journey pans out for her when the Emmys hit the air on Sept.17.