“I got up and I ran and danced weirdly around my dining room,” Ross tells PEOPLE. “Then I opened my front door and I don’t know where I thought I was trying to go, so I closed the door and I called my mom. She was really cute and we screamed for a little bit.”
In addition to her first Emmy nod, Ross, 43, has plenty to celebrate since her costar Anthony Anderson was also nominated for outstanding lead comedy actor. Black-ish will also compete for outstanding comedy series this September.
“I was really excited when Anthony got nominated, then I was really excited when I got nominated, but the truth is that my thrill and over the moon-ness came from the show getting nominated,” she says.
“It’s the sweetest thing in the world that we all get to celebrate in this together.”
And Ross plans to toast to her new “Emmy-nominated” title tonight.
“At 9:45 a.m. I opened my fridge to get something to put in my stomach and I saw an open bottle of rosé from last night,” she says. “I thought, ‘Is it too early to drink this?’ and my answer was yes. So it is waiting for me when I get home from my workout.”
Also nominated are Veep‘s reigning leading comedy actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, Ellie Kemper of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Getting On star Laurie Metcalf and Lily Tomlin of Grace & Frankie.
“I feel very excited, and this is an extraordinary category of women,” says Ross. “I feel really blessed and honored to be in nominated among them.”
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sept. 18.