Anna Chlumsky’s 2-Year-Old Daughter Played It Cool After Hearing Mom’s Emmy News

07/16/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

Emmys 2016 Anna Chlumsky Nomination
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How exciting is it for your mom to be nominated for an Emmy? For a 2-year-old, the answer is…’Meh.’

At least that was the case for Anna Chlumsky‘s little one, Penelope. The Veep star, who just learned she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Thursday morning — We knew it! — says that despite her own excitement, her toddler was super chill about the whole thing.

When she got the news, “I was in the kitchen cleaning up my daughter from lunch, just getting ready to start the beans that I was putting in the slow cooker for tonight,” Chlumsky, 34, tells PEOPLE.

But then Hollywood came a-calling. “It was funny, I was on the phone taking calls about the news and I looked over and my daughter was doing this thing where she lays down on the floor, just relaxing,” says the actress with a laugh. “Goes to show, whatever’s happening in Mommy’s world doesn’t have to interrupt her leisure time.”

Fortunately Chlumsky is looking forward to reveling in the news with husband Shaun So. “It’s kind of serendipitous that this happened today, because we already have a date night planned,” she says. “The sitter’s coming and we’re going to meet up and go to a restaurant. It will be nice.”

The former My Girl star is up against some stiff competition this year. Out of the seven other actresses nominated, “I’m super stoked that Gaby [Hoffmann]‘s in there! We’ve known each other for a long time and she’s killing it every where she goes,” says Chlumsky. “And Niecy Nash from Getting On! I think that her performance is so beautiful and understated and honest. I just die for her role.”

As for her own work as Amy Brookheimer in the acclaimed political comedy, “I kept calling this season ‘How Amy Got Her Groove Back’,” says Chlumsky. “She kind of gets pushed to the brink and let’s it all out. She was thrilling to play.”

— Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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Katie on

I can’t believe her daughter didn’t do cartwheels in the kitchen and brag to all her playmates about mommy’s news. Really? Congrats to her though.

Anonymous on

Seriously, People Magazine? A 2-yr-old kept “chill”? Who approves this stuff?

Missy on

She’s 2…she would be more excited if mommy sat next to her and played patty cake than some news that doesn’t mean a dang thing to her…..stupid article

Pam on

My son is almost 2 and he wouldn’t understand something like that either. Seriously why would they? Lol!

Sally on

Um a 2 years old knows nothing except eating and looking around. Geez.

Anonymous on

Sally- You must have gotten mixed up. It’s two MONTH olds that are like that! 😉