This year, NBC's hit series This Is Us offered plenty of powerful performances, and the Golden Globes took note. The show is nominated for Best Drama TV series, and stars Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown are both up for awards, too. In response, the This Is Us cast is reacting to the Golden Globe news on social media, and their posts are so cute.
The nomination is a win for every member of the ensemble cast, and the whole crew seemed thrilled to see this season's stand-out performances from Brown and Metz recognized with nominations for Best Actor in a Drama and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. This year, Brown brought a nuanced performance as Randall Pearson, new to being a stay-at home father and pursuing the foster care process with his wife, Beth. Metz helped bring more complexity to Kate as she seized career opportunities and faced the emotional repercussions of suffering a miscarriage.
It was a breakout moment for This Is Us, which is in its second season. The NBC drama was nominated for several Globes last year, but reached a new level of recognition this year. The series was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, and Sterling K. Brown's win for Best Actor in a Drama was historic. It was the first time in almost two decades that a black actor had won the award, after being last received by Andre Braugher. Hopefully, Brown will take the same award home at the Globes in January.
On social media, the cast celebrated the nominations accordingly. Here's what they had to say about their fictional fam's nominations:
This morning, Metz took to Twitter to congratulate all the nominees, but most of all her This is Us fam and Sterling K. Brown. She also thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for acknowledging the show, and noted that the whole team is honored. The individual nomination for Supporting Actress is a major career milestone for Metz.
Mandy Moore, who plays Rebecca Pearson, also congratulated the her TV family. She said that she was so proud of the whole show, and sent a special congratulations to Brown and Metz. She also wrote: "Can’t wait to get all gussied up and hang at the
#goldenglobes", so fans can look forward to a Pearson family portrait at the awards show.
Justin Hartley also reached out to his TV brother and sister on Twitter, congratulating the actors on their nominations. He also took a moment to shout out the whole This Is Us team, who certainly have something to celebrate, as well. It is indeed all good news for the Pearson crew, and hopefully Hartley will hit the the Golden Globe red carpet along with his costars.
Sterling K. Brown
Brown celebrated the nominations in an Instagram post with his kids — then noted that, much like Randall, he had to get his children to school.
Susan Kelechi Wilson
Brown's on-screen wife, celebrated the noms with a sweet post about waking up to good news.
This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman also commented on the news and congratulated Metz and Brown.
These sweet Twitter messages are just another example of the This Is Us cast being the best of friends. These actors work so well together on screen, so it's no surprise the Pearson family are there for each other IRL. In September, Moore told Ellen DeGeneres that the whole cast had gotten to know each other well. "Everybody is very close. Everyone’s significant other and what-not. We’re like one big family," she told the Ellen. "We really are, as cheesy and gross as that sounds, we all really love each other.”
When Hartley married Chrishell Stause in October, the whole cast attended wedding to in another show of familial support. The entire This Is Us cast was spotted dancing and posing for pictures at the reception, which took place in Malibu. "They’re so happy for us!” Stause told People in November. “They’re such sweet people.” Given how close these actors have become, it's no surprise Hartley would want to be among his close-knit TV family for such a special day.
It would be a shock if This Is Us didn't win in any of the three categories for which it is nominated. The Golden Globes, which air on January 7 on NBC, often recognize new or groundbreaking shows, and this has been a defining year for the series. In the meantime, the entire cast does seem to be enjoying the recognition, and their sweet congratulatory messages prove the lifelong friendships they've made on the show are also a win.