Looks like this Sunday will be anything but a lazy one for Lena Dunham. Not only does season three of “Girls” premiere, but it’s also the the night of the Golden Globes. And she knows her fans are going to have a difficult decision to make.
“Golden Globes and the premiere of ’Girls,’ so people will have to make a choice about what to watch, about whether to watch me look confused at an awards show or about whether to watch the actual show,” she told MTV News.
Dunham, who stars in and created the HBO series, is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy against Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Amy Poehler (“Parks & Recreation”). The series is also up for Best Television Series– Comedy or Musical where it faces off against “The Big Bang Theory,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Modern Family” and “Parks & Recreation.”
As it turns out, Dunham isn’t just excited about her own nods. She’s also pretty stoked that her boyfriend, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, is also up for a trophy. Antonoff, along with Taylor Swift, is nominated for Best Original Song- Motion Picture for their “One Chance” track, “Sweeter Than Fiction.”
“I’m so proud of him,” she said. “I mean that would be the craziest thing in the world [if we both won]. We’d probably beat each other over the head with them and die. I can’t even imagine.”
Dunham and the series won at the Golden Globes last year for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, respectively.
Going into Golden Globes weekend, the show has just been renewed for a fourth season. On Thursday, it was confirmed that the NYC-set show will film this spring and air in 2015.