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Celebs React To Golden Globes Nominations

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The Golden Globe nominations are out! We've compiled a list of reactions from some of the nominees.


Ben Affleck, Best Director In A Motion Picture, "Argo"

"I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring "Argo" with five nominations. These nominations reflect the courage and determination of real life heroes in the US, Canada, Iran and across the globe. They honor more than 120 actors with speaking roles in multiple languages, thousands of extras in the US and abroad as well as hundreds of extraordinary crew members who poured their heart into the film including the great Alan Arkin, brilliant Chris Terrio and extraordinary Alexandre Desplat, who were nominated today as well and who have my congratulations and gratitude. Thanks again to the HFPA for their support."

Kathryn Bigelow, Best Director In A Motion Picture/Best Picture-Drama, "Zero Dark Thirty"

"It's an honor, sincerely, and very humbling to be singled out this way by the HFPA. We're grateful, and encouraged by their support, especially since our film has such a diverse, international cast, and as the HFPA represent so many countries across the globe. And a big congratulations to the amazing Jessica Chastain and my producing partner and screenwriter Mark Boal."

Ang Lee, Best Picture/Director, "Life of Pi"

"I am deeply honored and grateful to the HFPA for these very generous nominations. Making Life of Pi was one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life. I am proud of the film we all made and it is wonderful to get this recognition."

Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy-Motion Picture, "Django Unchained"

"I'm truly honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association today. Django Unchained was a remarkable experience and I consider myself lucky to work with Quentin and the entire cast on the film. I'm particularly proud to be named alongside my fellow Django nominees."

Anne Hathaway, Best Actress In A Supporting Role-Motion Picture, "Les Miserables"

"What a great way to wake up! I couldn't be happier or more grateful for this news. Congratulations to Hugh and everyone who worked on Les Miz for their contribution to the best picture nomination!!!"

Nicole Kidman,  Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture, "The Paper Boy"

"Can't believe it! Thank you to all the actors who nominated me and especially to John Cusack and Zac Efron, who gave me so much. I am in Europe filming Grace Kelly and I was completely taken by surprise. Love & hugs, Nic xx"

Alan Arkin, Best Actor In A Supporting Role-Motion Picture, "Argo"

"I am deeply grateful for this honor and particularly moved in being in the company of Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tommy Lee Jones who I deeply admire. I am also thrilled that Ben is getting the attention he so much deserves, as is 'Argo'."

Richard Gere, Best Actor In A Leading Role-Drama, "Arbitrage"

"This was a complicated and challenging role. It's nice to have the HFPA acknowledge the performance and for me to share the nomination with such brilliant actors."

John Hawkes, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama, "The Sessions"

"I'm so honored by these nominations and excited that the film is receiving this recognition." 

Marion Cotillard, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Drama, "Rust and Bone"

"Today makes for a really a great day. The Hollywood Foreign Press, who reach so many readers across the globe, have greatly recognized French cinema this year, with the inclusion of nominations for "Rust and Bone". Working with Jacques Audiard, was an extraordinary experience, and the journey of the characters he creates and cinematically guides, is a special thing – as an actor and a moviegoer. This nomination is truly unique for me, because I also share it with Rachel Weisz, Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren and Naomi Watts, women who I respect as people and as talents who provide great inspiration to other actresses."

Helen Mirren, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Drama,"Hitchcock"

"Alma thanks you from the bottom of her heart for the recognition of her contribution to film."

Judi Dench, Best Actress: Comedy or Musical, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

"This is lovely news…Having had such a glorious time in India, I'm so happy for John Madden and Graham Broadbent and delighted to be included in such a wonderful group of fellow actors."

Jack Black, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical

"OK...I'm only doing Richard Linklater movies from now on. I'm so proud of our little engine that could. Thank you HFPA!"

Graham Broadbent, Best Picture: Comedy or Musical, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

"Marigold seems to be turning in to the ‘little film that could'. We've had a wonderful ride –  it's been hugely enjoyed by audiences around the world, and that's really enough for any filmmaker. We couldn't be happier that the HFPA and SAG are remembering our film, all our cast, and particularly our two ‘international treasures' Dames, Judi and Maggie.

Damian Lewis, Lead Actor In A Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television,  "Homeland"

"Just so happy to have a really good reason to stop Christmas shopping for a day. Opening a bottle immediately to celebrate my Golden Globe nomination for Homeland. I'm thrilled that Claire and Mandy were also nominated for their performances, and look forward to celebrating with the whole cast in Los Angeles in January. Thank you HFPA!"

Mandy Patinkin, Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television,  "Homeland"

"I am thrilled to be a part of this company. Working on HOMELAND has been one of the joys of my life. We have such gifted writers - I have to pinch myself every day that I get to be a part of this company. Still - the real big news we are all waiting for is Claire's baby. When I get that call, the fireworks will really start"

Aaron Sorkin, Best Television Series-Drama, "The Newsroom"

"The cast, crew and staff of The Newsroom are humbled to be in such elite company and we look forward to dramatizing this nomination a year and a half from now."

Steve Buscemi, Best Actor In A Television Series-Drama, "Boardwalk Empire"

"I'm so grateful to be able to play Nucky, it never gets old."

Steven Spielberg, on "Lincoln" and "Smash" nominations

"Seven has never been a more lucky number than it is for me today. I was delighted to hear that the HFPA has chosen to recognize Daniel, Sally, Tommy, Tony Kushner, John Williams, Kathy Kennedy and me so generously. Bringing LINCOLN to the screen has been the opportunity of a lifetime and a distinct privilege. The story is quintessentially American, but we hope it's a movie that can speak to audiences worldwide. After all, Lincoln ended his most famous speech, as you hear at the end of our film, looking beyond national boundaries to justice and peace for all nations. That's one reason why it's especially meaningful for me that the Hollywood Foreign Press has honored us with these nominations."

"Everyone who is involved with ‘Smash,' whether on the outskirts or at the epicenter, is thrilled and dancing in the aisles this morning on this wonderful news."

Katharine McPhee on "Smash" being nominated for Best Television Series -- Comedy or Musical

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be in such wonderful company and to be honored by the HFPA."

Megan Hilty on "Smash" being nominated for Best Television Series -- Comedy or Musical

"Seeing our show in that company is thrilling and amazing." 

Taylor Swift, Best Original Song "Safe & Sound" in the film "The Hunger Games"

"What an amazing and unexpected present! I'm blown away by my first-ever Golden Globe nomination, and so honored to be nominated with T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars. Writing music for The Hunger Games was a labor of love – I was a fan of the stories and the characters, and we all wanted the music to have an authenticity that matched the tone of the movie and the emotions expressed in the book. This is a huge honor, and I'm really excited and so flattered. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association!"

Genndy Tartakovsky, Best Animated Feature Film, "Hotel Translvania" 

"Seeing the audience reaction was amazing on its own and now this, it's too much really. Just from everything that's happened so far I feel like we're being watched over by some great Animators in the skies and they have shined good fortune upon us.  I know it's a bit dramatic but it's awesome!!"

Tim Burton, Best Animated Feature Film, "Frankenweenie"

"I'm thrilled to be recognized by the HFPA. Frankenweenie is a very personal project for me and the nomination goes as much to the animators who labored frame by frame to bring this film to life."

Mark Andrews, Best Animated Feature Film, "Brave"

"The adventure of 'Brave' began in Scotland, where the mystery and majesty of the land fueled our imaginations. From haggis to highland games, creating this film truly changed our fate. On behalf of everyone at Pixar, we would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for the incredible honor of this nomination."

Jacques Audiard, Best Foreign Language Film for "Rust and Bone"

"We have been blessed with an impressive reception of the film in the US but this nomination comes as an unexpected honor. I am particularly happy for Marion. When you have shared a moment of pleasure with someone, it is always great to have the opportunity to extend it. This confirms the interest paid in recent years by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for French cinema. I am very happy to be part of this trend."

Michael Haneke, Best Foreign Language Film, "Amour"

"Being nominated is wonderful, of course. I'm very happy. With each new film you're starting from scratch – the success of your last film is no guarantee for how your next film will do. In Cannes I never expected I'd win a prize because it almost never happens that someone wins in such quick succession, so of course I was all the happier."

Howard Gordon, executive producer for "Homeland" -- nominated for Best Television Series-Drama

"It's a been a great year for television and to be recognized by the HFPA in the company of such extraordinary nominees is an incredible thrill. We're grateful to all the other shows on television for raising the standards each year and to everyone involved with Homeland – from the cast and crew to Showtime and Fox 21 for their hard work, creativity and support."


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