EXCLUSIVE: Sofia Vergara on Golden Globe Nomination: "It's a Gift"

Sofia Vergara got her first Christmas gift early this year when nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced in Beverly Hills!

"I'm so honored to be nominated for a Golden Globe," Sofia tells Latina.com. "Working on Modern Family is truly the best job and to be recognized for my work is such a gift," she added. 

This is shaping up to be a year of firsts for Sofia. Earlier this year, the talented comedienne earned her first Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Sofia was the only Latina nominated for a primetime Emmy back in July, and that fact wasn't lost on her, "I am so happy to represent for the Latinas with this nomination," she gushed. "It's truly an honor,' she said at the time. 

When the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards are telecast live on Sunday, January 16, Sofia's going to have some tough competition for that Best Supporting Actress trophy. Her fellow nominees in the category include Hope Davis (The Special Relationship), Jane Lynch (Glee), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) and Julia Stiles (Dexter).

We'll be rooting for you Sofia!