Jonathan Van Ness Reacting to His Two Emmy Nominations Is the Purest Thing You’ll See All Day

Can you believe?

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Kathryn Wirsing

If you haven’t shed a few happy tears watching Queer Eye on Netflix, do you even have a heart? The show is all about positivity and kindness and people learning important lessons, but most importantly, it is about all the emotions.

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when Queer Eye was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Structured Reality Program on Thursday, the moment was pure and sweet enough that this world just doesn’t deserve it.

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Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye’s groomer, was nominated not only for the lifestyle show, but also for his Funny or Die web series, Gay of Thrones. He shared a video on Instagram of himself having an emotional moment after he found out about his separate nomination. He jumps up and down, bends over, cries, and hugs just about everyone.

His Queer Eye castmates, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Karamo Brown all gather around to rub his back and help him process the happy news. It’s a group hug we all wish we could have every once in a while.

Deadline notes the series took home its first Emmy for Best Reality Show 14 years ago, back when it was Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. This time around, Queer Eye received four nominations: for series, casting, cinematography, and editing.

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The rest of the Fab Five also posted emotional messages celebrating their major milestone.


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Once he got all his emotions out, Van Ness tweeted that he “can’t even” with the nominations, and said he’s “so grateful” for the recognition. Can you even imagine what the Fab Five will wear on the red carpet?

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