The actress was nominated for best actress in a television series, comedy or musical, for her role in The Flight Attendant

By Jodi Guglielmi
February 03, 2021 11:15 AM

Kaley Cuoco is on cloud nine.

Cuoco, 35, was brought to tears on Wednesday morning after she was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in The Flight Attendant. The actress posted a clip of the emotional moment she heard the news on Instagram.

"Thank you @goldenglobes #hfpa I will never ever forget this moment and I can't stop proud of my entire team," she wrote.

In the touching video, Cuoco is seen covering her face as she breaks down in tears. "Oh my God!" she repeats several times in disbelief.

Along with Cuoco's nom for best actress in a television series, musical or comedy, the show also nabbed recognition in the best television series, musical or comedy category.

After fans began flooding the comments section of the post with congratulations, the actress added, "I'M TRULY READING EVERY SINGLE COMMENT! Thank you everyone for this love!!! My heart is bursting!!!!!"

In a statement to PEOPLE, Cuoco said, "OMG! My heart is still pounding and the tears won't stop flowing! Thank you HFPA for these incredible nominations. This is truly the highlight of my entire career and I couldn't be more excited and proud to share this recognition with the most incredible cast and crew. This feels like a dream!"

The show follows flight attendant Cassie (Cuoco), who gets into trouble after engaging in a personal relationship with a passenger. In the first episode, she wakes up in a hotel room to find that her date is dead in bed next to her, and things only get more complicated from there.

The show also marked Cuoco's first TV role after her decades-long run on The Big Bang Theory came to an end in 2019.

The Flight Attendant
Credit: Phil Caruso/HBO

"I wanted to try something different, especially more of a dramatic role, which I don't think anyone thinks I can do, and I know that I can, so I'm really excited about that," Cuoco previously told PEOPLE.

"It's been a whole new experience experiencing a show not just as an actor," she added. "I feel like I used to kind of put my head in the sand and do my work and go home, and that's not the case anymore. It's like I go home and the work just begins and we're like putting the show together and editing all this stuff."

All eight episodes of season 1 of The Flight Attendant are available to stream on HBO Max.