Candice Bergen landed a Golden Globe nomination on Thursday for her role in the revival of “Murphy Brown”, the 20-years-later continuation of the hit sitcom that originally ran from 1988 until 1998.
In a statement celebrating her nomination, reports Deadline, the 72-year-old actress described her nomination as a “wonderful acknowledgement of my work in a show we are all so proud of bringing back this year.”
She added that “it would not have been possible without the help of the president, who not only gave us the impetus for this reboot but provided us with fresh fields to plow daily that [series creator] Diane English and our superb writing staff have cultivated fearlessly and with unique wit.”
Donald Trump, she continued, “is, truly, the gift that keeps on giving.”
This marks Bergen’s 12th Golden Globe nomination, and her ninth for her “Murphy Brown” role (two of those nominations turned out to be wins, with Bergen taking home Globes in 1989 and 1991 for playing the caustic journalist).
In fact, Bergen revealed during an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that Trump being elected president was the motivation for bringing “Murphy Brown” back.
“What can I say?” Bergen told Colbert. “We wouldn’t have come back if the election [didn’t happen.] It’s really the only thing I owe the president.”
Bergen also revealed that her connection to Trump goes even deeper, dishing about going on a date with the future president when they were both teenagers, recalling her amusement at his all-burgundy outfit. Watch: