Johnny Galecki has been talking to The Hollywood Reporter about how he found out about his Golden Globe nomination.
"They started texting me at 5.20 in the morning and I accused them of being misinformed and drunk, I replied with. 'You're misfiring texts to Simon Baker (The Mentalist stat) or someone else, this can not be true."
Galecki acted much like his on-screen alter ego, the lovable nerd Leonard Hofstadter, and needed to be fully convinced of his nomination, "They told me, 'No, it;s you, go to the Hollywood Reporter website, and they sent me the link because I couldn't believe it."
The Big Bang Theory wasn't allowed to be in the category for best comedy series after having picked up the nomination in the field last year, with Galecki now saying that his individual recognition represents the show as a whole and for Jim Parson too, who took home the award last year.
Galecki added, "It's like a drum and bass circle, my character doesn't work without his character and vice versa, I wish the show had been nominated, certainly. I don't feel the nomination singles me out by any means, so much goes into this character that happens without me being aware. I think all of these accolades will shift between us all. Sometimes they'll be funneled through Jim, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Kaley Cuoco. I'm touched, proud and stunned to be chosen as that representative."
Jim Parsons was one of the first people to congratulate Galecki on his nomination, and Johnny has already asked his co-star for tops on how to navigate the awards season. "I've been in the biz quite a bit longer than Jim but the last few years as these accolades have been spread out, I find myself going to him for days like today."