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Issa Rae is officially a Golden Globe nominee.

The actress picked up her first Golden Globe nomination on Monday morning for her role on Insecure, a series also created by the Los Angeles native. “I am surprised at the passionate response. Everybody strives to make a show that’s successful,” the 31-year-old recently told HipHollywood when asked about the success of the HBO comedy.

She continued, “We wanted to make a show that was vey real and relatable where people would watch it and be like, ‘I know who that is’ or, ‘I am that person’ or, ‘I don’t ever want to be that person.'”

Rae, best known for her web series Awkward Black Girl, added, “You relate at the end of the day and it feels like people are relating super hard.”

Following the announcements, Issa not only thanked the academy for the nomination, but also expressed joy regarding the diversity in this year’s nominees. “How I feel today seeing all these mela-nominations. Thank you everybody,” she wrote on Twitter, including a clip of Wale’s “Lady” freestyle, Black Is Gold.


Rae’s series just wrapped Season 1 and fans are already anxious for Season 2 to hit air waves. “You gotta watch to find out,” she told us when asked what fans can expect. “We are definitely going to answer all the questions that people have, but we just want to tell a honest, true to life story.”

The actress further explained, “So think about what happened in your life and that will probably play out.”

Congrats to Rae on the big nod.

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