Alexis Bledel nabbed her first Emmy award this weekend, for her guest starring role on Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale." And while Bledel's fans were happy for the actress, there was a certain someone else whose excitement for the star was even greater.
Lauren Graham, Bledel's longtime "Gilmore Girls" costar, tweeted out her joy over Bledel's big win in a post on Monday afternoon. Sharing a tweet from the Television Academy announcing the actress's victory, Graham went all-caps to express her happiness for her onscreen daughter.
THIS IS SO AWESOME.— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) September 11, 2017
Congratulations and love!
"THIS IS SO AWESOME," Graham wrote, adding, "Congratulations and love!"
Though Netflix revival series "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" failed to nab any nominations, Bledel wasn't the only Stars Hollow-adjacent performer to be recognized by the Television Academy this year: Melissa McCarthy -- who had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the revival -- won the comedy guest starring statuette Sunday night (for hosting "Saturday Night Live," but mostly, we assume, for her perfect portrayal of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer throughout the season). And Milo Ventimiglia is nominated for best actor in a drama (for "This Is Us") at next Sunday's main awards ceremony, too.
While we're bummed that Graham failed to score a nom of her own (or Kelly Bishop, for that matter -- Emily Gilmore would be outraged), we're glad to see the "Gilmore" love go around. We'll raise a giant mug of coffee to that.
[via: Lauren Graham/Twitter]