RG: I nearly cried with happiness. And shock. I've honestly never been emotional over an award nomination before but Derek means so much to me.
Where were you when you heard the news?
RG: I was at a business lunch. I immediately ordered wine.
What does the nomination mean to you?
RG: More than any other nomination so far.
Will you go to LA for the ceremony?
RG: Yes. I've already arranged to have my tuxedo taken out around the waist.
What are your thoughts on the other actors in your category?
RG: All great. And I couldn't be happier if that fat sweaty bald ginger slob Louis CK wins :)
Does this cement the rumours that there will be a third instalment of Derek?
RG: Haha. No promises but it has really made me want to do a finale special. Just like The Office & Extras. Out on a high & goodbye.
by Ross Owen