Israeli actress Shira Haas on Wednesday received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the Netflix television miniseries "Unorthodox".
The young star was nominated in the Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV movie category for her portrayal of 19-year-old Esther "Esty" Shapiro from a Haredi community in New York, who runs away to Berlin to find her estranged mother and discover the secular life.
The show is the first Netflix series to be primarily in Yiddish and is inspired by Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography "Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots".
"I'm very, very excited," Haas said after being nominated. "I want to say a big thank you to all the supporters, I am still digesting this. Thank you very much, I am the happiest there is and excited. Thank you very much!"
Haas has also been nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series at the Critics Choice Awards for her performance in Unorthodox.
The 2021 Golden Globe nominations were announced online in Los Angeles, with Netflix leading with a commanding 42 nods, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television.
Hollywood period drama "Mank" and #MeToo revenge satire "Promising Young Woman" were among the nominees for awards in film, while television shows "The Crown" and "The Mandalorian" will be among those competing for best series.
The contest for the Golden Globe best drama film awards will also include "Nomadland," "The Trial of the Chicago 7" and "The Father."
Sacha Baron Cohen's satire "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," the film version of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," "The Prom," "Music" and "Palm Springs" will compete in a separate category for musicals and comedies.
The Golden Globe awards, which kick off a pandemic-era Hollywood awards season, are due to be handed out at a ceremony on Feb. 28, hosted by actors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The nominees and winners are selected by the small Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).