America Ferrera Says Her “Traveling Pants” Costars FaceTimed Her 'as a Group' After “Barbie” Oscar Nomination

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"It’s wonderful to be celebrated and held up by these women who I’ve had the honor of growing up with in the industry," said the actress

<p>Marion Curtis / StarPix for Warner Bros.</p> Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel on Dec. 15, 2023.

Marion Curtis / StarPix for Warner Bros.

Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel on Dec. 15, 2023.

America Ferrera got a lovely call from her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costars after earning her first Oscar nomination on Tuesday.

The actress, already an Emmy winner from her time on Ugly Betty, added Oscar nominee to her accolades when she received recognition in the Best Supporting Actress category for Barbie. Ferrera was among 10 stars who were first-time acting nominees this year.

Ferrera told Variety that her costars from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies — Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel — called her after the big news to celebrate with her.

"They FaceTimed me as a group right away. It’s wonderful to be celebrated and held up by these women who I’ve had the honor of growing up with in the industry," she said, adding of her acknowledgements this award season: "Every moment feels like another unbelievable pinch-me moment."

Ferrera, 39, worked with Lively, 36, Tamblyn, 40, and Bledel, 42, on 2005's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its 2008 sequel.

Related: See All the Sweetest Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Cast Reunions From Over the Years

<p>Warner Brothers/Courtesy Everett</p> America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005)

Warner Brothers/Courtesy Everett

America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005)

Related: Blake Lively Praises 'Sister' America Ferrera's Critics Choice Awards Speech: 'Give This Woman Every Stage'

The actress also shared who else congratulated her Tuesday morning, including her husband Ryan Piers Williams and their children, Sebastian and Lucia.

"My publicist got to me first. And then my husband called me from the car as he was driving our kids to school," Ferrera told Variety. "He was screaming and emotional. I heard my kids in the back seat, like, 'What are you screaming about?' "

As for her Barbie collaborators, Ferrera said, "We’re all in different countries, so there’s a lot of text messaging going on."

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<p>Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett </p> America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Margot Robbie in "Barbie"

Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett

America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Margot Robbie in "Barbie"

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Barbie, the highest grossing movie of 2023, earned eight nominations in total, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Ryan Gosling. Margot Robbie was left out of the Best Actress category, and Greta Gerwig, who landed a nod for writing the film, was excluded from Best Director.

Ferrera told Deadline the morning was bittersweet since Robbie and Gerwig didn't make those categories.

"They’re my girls, and I want to see their incredible, amazing work celebrated," she said. "They made history, they set a new bar. They not only broke box office records, but made something that resonated around the globe, and the impact of what they made is, and will continue to be felt in our culture. I think I join a lot of people in wanting to see them acknowledged for that."

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