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Judd Apatow: Why I didn't share my Golden Globe news

"I thought it would be rude to make it all about me," Judd Apatow said about the "Bridesmaids" Golden Globe nomination.

Story highlights

  • Judd Apatow held back when it came to boasting about the feat to his family
  • "Today was my daughter Maude's 14th birthday," he said
  • "I'll celebrate tomorrow when it's daddy's time to shine," he said
After working on "Bridesmaids" for "half a decade," Judd Apatow had every right to be proud that the movie he produced was nominated for a Golden Globe.
But despite calling the acknowledgment a "very exciting thrill," Apatow, 44, held back when it came to boasting about the feat to his family.
"Today was my daughter Maude's 14th birthday, so I didn't tell anyone in my family about the nomination," the doting dad told PEOPLE shortly after nominations were announced Thursday. "I didn't want to distract from our morning festivities. I thought it would be rude to make it all about me."
But that doesn't mean the producer -- whose film is nominated for best motion picture, comedy or musical -- is about to brush off the nod.
"I'll celebrate tomorrow when it's daddy's time to shine," Apatow said with a laugh. "The nomination is completely unexpected. It's very fun."
We hope he had a completely hilarious weekend!