01/16/2011 AT 10:45 AM ET
Jennifer Love Hewitt is no stranger to the red carpet, but gearing up for her first Golden Globes as a nominee is bringing out a whole new range of emotions.
“I’m super excited [and] very nervous, oddly enough,” Hewitt told PEOPLE at a W magazine party celebrating the Golden Globes Friday night. “I don’t get nervous, but I feel nervous. I’m really excited.”
Hewitt, who attended the party with her actor boyfriend Alex Beh, earned her first Globe nomination – best performance by an actress in a mini-series or a motion picture made for television – for her portrayal of a Texas physical therapist-turned prostitute in The Client List.