Veteran television actress Sharon Gless is no stranger to awards and accolades, but she was overjoyed when she called TV Guide Magazine from her Toronto apartment to share her reaction to her tenth Emmy nomination, for outstanding supporting actress for Burn Notice.
"It's been a long time, I'm just so thrilled," Gless says. "I know it sounds silly at [age] 67 to keep grinning and blushing and jumping up and down, but it's very exciting, especially for this show."
Gless' nod marks the first major nomination for USA Network's Burn Notice. "I'm happy about my first time in the supporting category, because I support the most amazing troupe of actors and I hope they get their turn next year," she adds.
Gless admits she hasn't spoken to her Burn Notice co-stars in Los Angeles yet because of the time difference, but she did share the good news with some early morning houseguests. "I hired new cleaning people I've never met, and when they arrived I said, 'Hi, I'm Sharon and I just got nominated for an Emmy!' Gless says. "They were the first people I told and they don't speak English, but they got excited for me anyway!"