Kathy Bates' career comeback just keeps getting better!
Early Thursday morning, the 66-year-old actress received her seventh Golden Globes nomination — her first since the 2002 film 'About Schmidt' — for her role as bearded lady Ethel Darling in the hit FX series, 'American Horror Story: Freak Show.'
Kathy as Ethel in 'Freak Show.' (Photo Credit: R/R)
"I’m very proud, and I didn’t expect it because it’s a very tough category," she said of the honor in a new interview. "It’s a tough category because there’s so much competition for roles like [Ethel]. I’m just very grateful to be [nominated]."
Recently, Kathy revealed she credits 'American Horror Story' creator, Ryan Murphy, for reviving her career after her battles with breast and ovarian cancer and the subsequent cancellation of her legal comedy-drama, 'Harry's Law,' in 2012.
"Life is good now, and that’s due in no small part to [Ryan]," she said. "I don’t know where he gets these amazing characters in his head, but I feel so lucky to have played two now. I just feel blessed."
Kathy accepting her Emmy in August. (Photo Credit: Getty)
Kathy also opened up about the "bleak" time in her life before landing her 2013 role on 'American Horror Story: Coven,' for which she previously won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
"Before [the show], it really was a bleak time for me. I couldn’t see past 'Harry’s Law' being canceled. I couldn’t see past the breast cancer. I didn’t have anything to look forward to at that time on my calendar. It was a scary time because I’m single. I’m the only one that makes my livin’, and if I can’t do that, then my life will change drastically," she told 'ET.'