With supernatural extravaganza Wednesday proving to be an absolute smash-hit for Netflix, it was truly only a matter of time until the ever-popular series collected a slew of nominations. Apparently, this exact scenario was written in the cards for star Jenna Ortega, who has finally received her first-ever Golden Globe nomination for the fresh-faced Addams Family adaptation, which is centered around Wednesday Addams in particular.
Earlier today, Variety officially announced the 2023 Golden Globes nominations, which feature an array of star-studded candidates that are all undoubtedly worthy of the golden statue. Nevertheless, Ortega’s name immediately caught the eye of many, seeing as the nomination comes just three weeks after the horror-comedy series debuted on Netflix.
As exciting as Ortega’s nomination is, there’s no denying that her competition is completely fierce, with Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson, The Flight Attendant’s Kayley Cuoco, Only Murders in the Building’s Selena Gomez, and Hacks’ Jean Smart all nominated alongside the Wednesday superstar.
Despite the pressure of being placed in a knockout category, which is chock-full of deserving contenders, Wednesday has made a massive impact on the streaming giant as a whole, with the series shattering records and reaching Stranger Things’ territory as one of the most popular shows on the platform. In that case, it makes perfect sense as to why Ortega secured a nomination, even with the series only being a few weeks old.
Only time will tell if Ortega brings home the gold, but with the 20-year-old actress igniting the memes fire and earning plenty of praise for her performance in the series, perhaps 2023 is shaping up to be her year. For now, be sure to binge the first season of Wednesday on Netflix.