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Friday July 20, 2012 5:02 am

Zooey Deschanel Speaks About Emmy Nomination

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel thinks that being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award is an "incredible honor."

The 32-year-old star of TV show New Girl was named as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series yesterday.

"I wanted to be an actress since I was two years old. It's always been my dream and ambition. This is the kind of moment you dream about. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I could have this incredible honor and recognition. It's just so exciting," she told Entertainment Weekly.

Her co-star Max Greenfield also received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

"I have such a great job that's just such an incredible gift, and I always want to be doing the work because I love the work and not for some other reason. [But] it just means so much to have this nomination," she added.

Gallery: Zooey Deschanel Speaks About Emmy Nomination

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