When 13 Reasons Why hit Netflix in March of 2017, it became one of the year’s most tweeted-about shows for a number of reasons, one of which being breakout star Katherine Langford, whose powerful portrayal of struggling teen Hannah Baker stood out even when surrounded by a stellar cast.
On Monday, Langford’s performance was recognized when she was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. Langford, who was nominated alongside Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe, The Crown‘s Claire Foy, The Deuce‘s Maggie Gyllenhaal, and The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Elisabeth Moss, released a statement following the nomination:
“Words can not express my sheer excitement and gratitude for being nominated by the HFPA this morning for portraying ‘Hannah Baker,’ a young woman whom I have come to truly love and understand. Hannah’s story resonated with so many people, and I feel truly grateful to Netflix, Paramount TV, Brian Yorkey, Tom McCarthy, Selena Gomez, and all of our tremendous producers…and to our incredibly talented cast – who are also my dear friends, and our wonderful crew for bringing this story to life,” Lanford wrote. “Most of all, my sincere hope is that the recognition continues to shine a light on so many of the important life issues and struggles we portray in 13 Reasons Why. I’m forever grateful to have been given this opportunity and will continue to work hard to bring dignity, respect, and grace to such a powerful character.”
Selena Gomez, an executive producer on the series, took to social media to congratulate Langford:
Langford will reprise the role in the show’s second season on Netflix, which is yet to release a premiere date.