Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris, pictured on Dec. 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California, couldn’t hide her excitement after being nominated for an Oscar. Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

Academy Award nominations may be nothing new for actresses like Natalie Portman or Meryl Streep, but for actress Naomie Harris, it is a moment of joy.

The “Moonlight” star originally said she was too nervous to watch the live announcement of the nominations for the 2017 Oscars, but her anxiety turned to elation when her name was announced on the list of actresses nominated for best supporting actress on Tuesday.

“I was at home with my mum, and I started to watch the announcement, but I couldn’t cope with the anticipation of it all,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “My brother called to say I had been nominated.”

Following the reveal of the nominations on Twitter, Harris took to social media to share her excitement. “OMGGGG,” she wrote on Twitter with a few celebratory emojis thrown in for good measure. Harris, 40, then shared another tweeted featuring her “mood.” The tweet included a gif of actor Terry Crews dancing in an episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Harris’ role in “Moonlight” has earned her a number of nominations and awards in 2016, including a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nomination and wins at the Satellite Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Independent Film Awards and the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

In October, Harris spoke to Indie Wire about tackling her difficult role in “Moonlight.” According to the actress, the one role she told herself she wouldn’t play was a “crack addict” — an addiction her character in “Moonlight” has.

“I think what happens too often when stories of addiction come up is that they are dismissed as the addiction and that’s all that you see is the addiction and that’s all that they are,” Harris. “But we’re much more complex than that as human beings. I was excited by the opportunity to show the layers and complexity of someone with addiction.”