“Very, very kind of the Hollywood Foreign Press,” the actor, 58, tweeted on Thursday, December 6. “Am opening a jumbo jar of Vaseline in celebration.”
Very, very kind of the Hollywood Foreign Press. Am opening a jumbo jar of Vaseline in celebration.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) December 6, 2018
Grant is known for his ironic wit — after tying the knot for the first time at 57 years old with wife Anna Eberstein in May, the longtime bachelor joked during a June Today show appearance, “You don’t think I’m too young?”
The Love Actually star is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as British liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal.
The TV miniseries sees Grant being charged for the conspiracy to murder Nathan Scott, the politician’s ex-lover.
The English native took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1995.
His current nomination (Grant’s fifth) puts him up against Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso), Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist), Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose).
The official ceremony is set to air on NBC on January 6 at 8 p.m. ET.
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