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Elsie Fisher of 'Eighth Grade' on scoring her first Golden Globe nomination and her social media reaction

Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

"Eighth Grade" breakout Elsie Fisher scored her first-ever Golden Globes nomination Thursday for actress in a comedy or musical.

Q: You shared your first reaction on Twitter?

A: Um, yeah, this is incredible and insane. I felt like I owed it to Twitter to give them my first reaction. My Twitter squad has been there when I make my crappy jokes.

Q: Is that where you found out about your nomination?

A: No, I woke up at 5:38 right before it got announced. I didn't have an alarm set or anything. I went onto the live stream and I started watching it and my dad shouted from the other room as soon as it got announced. He just shouted, 'Yeah!' in a really loud voice that almost woke me more than anything had at that point. He was very excited.

Q: You're in 10th grade now. Do you have school today?

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A: I'm doing kind of a homeschool thing. There's a campus for the program I'm attending, but it's pretty nice. I do appreciate a lot of aspects of public school, but I would have already missed a bunch of school -- like a month or so. I am, in fact, actually going to school today. I have to take tests and do some work. A math test and P.E.

Q: Ugh, P.E. is brutal.

A: It's actually really interesting, because I'm doing online school P.E., so I have to take a written standardized test.

Q: You don't have to run around a track or anything?

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