Stars React To Their Golden Globe Nominations
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
December 13, 2012
The 70th Annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning from Hollywood, recognizing the best in film and television. From Nicole Kidman to Tim Burton, read on below for the stars' reactions to their big honors!
Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, 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."
Damian Lewis, nominated for Best Actor - Drama, 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!"
Taylor Swift, nominated for Best Original Song, Safe & Sound for 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!"
Nicole Kidman, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Paperboy and Best Actress Mini-Series or TV Movie, Hemingway & Gellhorn:
"As an actor you look for roles that are rich, complicated, and that stretch you and this year I was blessed to find two. To have the chance to play them was a gift in itself and to then be acknowledged this way is icing on the cake. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!"
Keith Urban, nominated for Best Original Song, For You for Act of Valor:
"The most rewarding gift for me as a songwriter is knowing that the song has somehow made a connection. I've been fortunate and moved to hear first hand how it has impacted others' lives. For that, and for this nomination, I'm so very grateful and honored. To wake up to this news, as well as to Nic's two nominations, is absolutely beautiful. What a way to start the day!!!!!"
Sofia Vergara, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Modern Family:
"This is such an exciting week! I'm so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this nomination. There's no one more fun to play then 'Gloria' and I feel lucky every day I get to be on set with my Modern Family. I'm so happy for Eric and of course the rest of my cast for our nomination."
Anne Hathaway, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, 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!!!"
Tim Burton, nominated for Best Animated Feature, 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."
Clive Owen, nominated for Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie, Hemingway & Gellhorn:
"I'd like to say a big thank you to The Hollywood Foreign Press. I am really thrilled as this recognition is for a piece of work I'm very proud of and had such a good time on."
Amy Adams, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Master:
"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this nomination. I'm so appreciative to have been part of Paul Thomas Anderson's extraordinary film and to have had the opportunity to star alongside such respected actors as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix who were nothing short of brilliant in their performances."
Bradley Cooper, nominated for Best Actor, Silver Linings Playbook:
"To see this film recognized by the HFPA is huge for us. And for me, personally, to be in a room with Bill Murray, Daniel Day-Lewis? Forget about it!," Cooper tells The Hollywood Reporter. "We released the film in limited theaters, so it's all been about word of mouth in a very positive way. These nominations bode well for more people being able to see it. At all these screenings and Q&As, so many people say they are very affected by it; that the family feels real and relatable…that's all [director] David O. Russell. That's the film he set out to make. A movie about real people."
Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Actress - Drama, Zero Dark Thirty:
"Zero Dark Thirty is a film that I am extremely proud of and it's a tremendous honor to be recognized by the HFPA. I am so thankful for this nomination. I am elated to see our fearless producer Megan Ellison, our brilliant director Kathryn Bigelow, our wonderful screenwriter Mark Boal and this extraordinary film being honored today. I'm so proud and honored to play this exceptional woman."
Ewan McGregor, nominated for Best Actor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen:
"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this nomination. It's wonderful that our movie left its mark. Emily Blunt is such a talent and a joy to work with, and I'm so happy the HFPA recognized her performance, as well as our film. I look forward to the Golden Globes, as they are always fun and send my congratulations to all those who believed and participated in Lasse's vision."
Emily Blunt, nominated for Best Actress, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen:
"I'm so incredibly thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing our little movie that could. Ewan and the entire cast and crew could not be more deserving of this honor, and I'm thrilled that I'm able to share this moment among such a fantastic group of nominees."
Jack Black, nominated for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical, Bernie:
"Ok...I'm only doing Richard Linklater movies from now on. I'm so proud of our little engine that could. Thank you HFPA!"
Hayden Panettiere, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Nashville:
"I'm the epitome of surprise and shocked!," Panettiere tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I didn't know whether to ball hysterically or jump up and down on the bed so I decided to do both. I feel like I'm going through the same struggles as Juliette: she wants to be respected in her craft, she knows how people perceive her and what they think she's capable of but she knows [she's] capable of more and I feel like I've been fighting the same battle and it's paid off. I'm so flattered and humbled."
Judi Dench, nominated for 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."
Glenn Close, nominated for Best Actress - Drama, Damages:
"Damages was one of the greatest adventures of my career. I am deeply grateful to The Hollywood Foreign Press for their recognition of my work in our final season. I represent our entire Damages team in thanking them for their support over the past five years. Patty Hewes was the inspiration of a brilliant team of writers, honed by her interactions with a remarkable roster of guest stars. I couldn't have had a better partner in the exquisite Rose Byrne. The relationship of Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons is unique storytelling. Their journey resulted in what I think is a great modern American tragedy that will stand the test of time."
Max Greenfield, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, New Girl:
"I got the phone call at 5:30 in the morning, and now the house is awake -- including my daughter, who is never up this early. She has demanded Dora The Explorer, so that is happening," Greenfield tells The Hollywood Reporter. "This is amazing, though. There was an email going around when it happened with my manager and my agent and a bunch of people, and my only response was, 'Does this mean I'm as good of an actor as [fellow nominee] Ed Harris?' I can literally tell you what movie theater and where exactly I was sitting when I saw Pollock."
Lena Dunham, nominated for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical and Best Series - Comedy or Musical, Girls:
"This is an incredible honor and the most wonderful ending to an amazing year. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. I'm thrilled to share this with our amazing cast and crew."
Marion Cotillard, nominated for Best Actress - 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."
Rachel Weisz, nominated for Best Actress - Drama, Deep Blue Sea:
"I am deeply grateful for this nomination, and in particular, for the HFPA's recognition of the hard work and passion that Terence Davies brought to this wonderful British indie. I am thrilled that this nomination might allow his beautiful work to reach a larger audience."
Richard Gere, nominated for Best Actor - Drama, Arbitrage:
"I'm in a grass hut on a beach in Goa, India. I just left Mundgod, my phone wasn't working and I couldn't get any messages. I turned on my phone here and it started buzzing and vibrating in my hand – popping all over the place. I thought it was broken. Then I started to get all these wonderful messages and texts. I'm really pleased – it is terrific news for the movie and everyone who worked on it."
Steven Spielberg, nominated for Best Series - Comedy or Musical, Smash and Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture, Lincoln:
"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."
"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."
Helen Mirren, nominated for Best Actress - Drama, Hitchcock:
"Alma thanks you from the bottom of her heart for the recognition of her contribution to film."
Alan Arkin, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, 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."
Matt LeBlanc, nominated for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical, Best Series - Comedy or Musical, Episodes:
"It's an incredible honor to be nominated again for a show that I am so proud to be a part of. And I am thrilled that the show has been recognized as well because everyone involved works so hard. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press."
Quentin Tarantino, nominated for Best Picture - Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay, Django Unchained:
"It's very gratifying to get this many nominations from the HFPA for a film I worked so hard on and am so passionate about. I look forward to having fun at the Golden Globes with my cast mates and fellow nominees."
Steve Buscemi, nominated for Best Actor - Drama, Boardwalk Empire:
"I'm so grateful to be able to play Nucky, it never gets old."
Jeff Daniels, nominated for Best Actor, Drama and Best Series, Drama, The Newsroom:
"To me, being honored with a Golden Globe Nomination means even more because it's for THE NEWSROOM."
Sigourney Weaver, nominated for Best Actress, Political Animals:
"What a great day for all of us on Political Animals! My heartfelt thanks to all the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this significant recognition of everyone's work. I am especially delighted for Greg Berlanti and USA. I am blown away personally to be nominated for my work as the beguiling and indomitable Elaine Barish Hammond. Hooray and thank you so much!"
Jessica Lange, nominated for Best Actress, American Horror Story: Asylum:
"It is an honor to be nominated for American Horror Story: Asylum. Ryan Murphy has again created a challenging character for me to play and it is a privilege to work with such a talented group of actors on this one-of-a kind show. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this nomination."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, nominated for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical, Veep:
"The reason that I do this job is to serve, not to receive accolades and trophies. That said, I'm freakin' stoked. God bless America and the Hollywood Foreign Press, specifically."
Don Cheadle, nominated for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical, House of Lies:
"I'm over the moon for the nom. This is a great show and a great cast and this is a recognition of all of us... But mostly me."
Mandy Patinkin, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, 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, nominated for Best 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."
Kathryn Bigelow, nominated for Best Director and 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."
Wes Anderson, nominated for Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, Moonrise Kingdom:
"I received this news by text message on the fast train to Berlin. The Hollywood Foreign Press has brightened a bleak snowy day in Germany for me. I could not be more pleased on behalf of our gang."
John Hawkes, nominated for Best Actor - Drama, The Sessions:
"I'm so honored by these nominations and excited that the film is receiving this recognition."
Homeland co-creator Howard Gordon, nominated for Best Drama Series:
"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."
Director Rich Moore, nominated for Best Animated Feature, Wreck-It Ralph:
"Wreck-It Ralph was a labor of love for our entire team at Walt Disney Animation. We are so proud of the hard work that went into making this film, and to see it be recognized with a nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is truly an honor for all of us."
Director Mark Andrews, nominated for Best Animated Feature, 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."
Katharine McPhee, nominated for Best Series - Comedy or Musical, Smash:
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be in such wonderful company and to be honored by the HFPA."
Megan Hilty, nominated for Best Series - Comedy or Musical, Smash:
"Seeing our show in that company is thrilling and amazing."