The Glee star, who plays Coach Beiste on the Fox series, confessed that she was on a plane to Australia when she received a nod for 'Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series', according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"When the plane landed… I turned on my phone and I get this tweet from Max [Adler, who plays Dave Karofsky]," she said.
Jones went on to tell the story of how she landed the role of Glee's football coach, saying that it began when she ran into the show's co-creator Brad Falchuk while grocery shopping.
"Two months later, I get a call from my agent," Jones said. "They said that they were writing something, and I signed my contract not knowing who or what I was playing."
Other nominees for 'Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series' include Glee's Kristin Chenoweth and Gwyneth Paltrow, Raising Hope's Cloris Leachman, Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey and 30 Rock's Elizabeth Banks.
In April, Jones signed up to guest star in the NBC pilot Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.
Glee returns on September 20 on Fox.
Watch Digital Spy's recent interview with Dot-Marie Jones below: