Judd Apatow: Why I Didn’t Share My Golden Globe News

Judd Apatow

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updated 12/16/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 12/18/2011 AT 5:30 PM ET

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.”


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