To explain how Zooey Deschanel felt Thursday morning about her first Emmy nomination for "New Girl" requires a little setup.
"I have a nephew, Henry, who is 9 months old and he gets excited about everything," Deschanel explained. "But the most exciting thing you can do is give him a wooden spoon. He loves it. I feel like a baby with a wooden spoon."
The actress shares her category with fellow first-time nominee Lena Dunham, who made waves with the first season of her HBO comedy "Girls."
"I’m so happy for her," Deschanel said. "She's a friend of mine. We were emailing this morning. She's really killing it. Big time."