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Zooey Deschanel: 'New Girl' Golden Globe Nomination Reaction Very Jess-Like

Zooey Deschanel

First Posted: 12/17/11 12:16 PM ET Updated: 12/17/11 02:05 PM ET

It's easy to get Zooey Deschanel and her "New Girl" character Jess confused: they're both cute, bubbly and blissfully awkward. Or, in a word, adorkable. So when Deschanel earned a Golden Globe nomination on Thursday for playing Jess, it should come as no surprise that she reacted in a very Jess-like way.

The actress/singer/human rainbow spoke to a number of outlets after the nominations were announced, telling the LA Times that her reaction was classic slapstick.

"She would totally trip and fall and walk into a wall," Deschanel said of her character. "I know that because she's like me and that's sort of what I did. We worked a really long day yesterday so I was so tired this morning. I accidentally punched my wrist into a wall. I tend to walk into things when I'm tired I forget where my body ends and the world begins."

That long working day must have rendered temporarily silent, too, because after the nomination, she tweeted, "omg. OMG. speechless!"

"New Girl" was also nominated for Best Comedy, giving showrunner Liz Meriwether reason to celebrate.

"We're both like big nerds, so there was a lot of nerdy love," Deschanel told The Hollywood Reporter of their commiseration.

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