With awards season officially under way, Hollywood is
gearing up for another year of surprises -- and they’re reacting the best way
Following the announcement of the nominees for the 2016
Golden Globe Awards, Amy Schumer, Lady Gaga, Will Smith and many more could not contain their excitement. And
who could blame them?
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After winning six GRAMMY awards, Gaga picked up her first
acting nomination for her turn as the murdering vampire in American Horror Story: Hotel. “I apologize to my neighbors I'm still
screaming in my apt in NY,” she tweeted. “I'm nominated as an actress for a
Golden Globe what a dream is this real!”
Amy Schumer, who also earned her first Golden Globe
nomination for Trainwreck, reacted in
typical Schumer fashion: with a throwback photo. “Me with my first globe
predicting this moment,” she joked on Twitter.
Ruffalo, star of Infinitely Polar
Bear, simply seemed shocked to be among the list of men up for Best Actor
in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. “No way,” he tweeted.
Jamie Lee Curtis found herself mixed with emotions, thanks to a foot injury and a nomination all
in a day. “As I am recovering from foot surgery, you could call this morning the
agony and the ecstasy,” she told ET. “[I am] thrilled to represent for the crew, the [Scream Queen] squad of talented
youngins and our writers Ryan, Brad and Ian. This has been a wonderful, creative
year and this a nice way to keep it going!”
Lee Daniels, creator
and director of Empire, was humbled
by the series’ two nominations and gave a shout-out to his star Taraji P.
Henson, who continues to be recognized for her role as Cookie Lyons. "And
Taraji, yes God! Thank you for breathing life into Cookie,” he told ET. “Again
so humbled and honored.”
Also seemingly unable to contain his excitement was screenwriter
Charles Randolph, whowas awoken by the
news that The Big Short, starring
Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale, had picked up four nominations. "Rarely in
life do you go from dead asleep to jumping up and down in seconds,” he told ET
of the film’s nominations, including Best Screenplay. “It’s like Christmas when
you’re ten. I’m beyond thrilled the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has
embraced such an unusual and important film."
Randolph wasn’t the only one woken up by good news. "I
generally frown upon being slapped and awakened by my wife screaming at me at 5:30
in the morning, but when she's ecstatic I make an exception,” Will Smith joked with ET about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The actor is up for his role in Concussion, a hard look at the health dangers plaguing the NFL.
Paul Dano, who
was recognized for his portrayal of Brian
Wilson in Love & Mercy, had
to thank the Beach Boys musician for the honor. "WOW! Amazing. Touched.
Humbled. Thrilled. One of the great honors and pleasures of my life to know
Brian Wilson," Dano said, adding: “He has made me and so many others SMILE with
his music and spirit.”
Wilson responded in kind, sending a "huge hug" to Dano
before going back to bed. "My life, my love, my Melinda -- God only knows
what I'd be without her. She was the
inspiration for 'One Kind of Love' and just woke me to tell me the song has
been nominated for a Golden Globe -- my mind is blown," he said. "I'm now going
back to bed for some sweet, sweet dreams."
While most of the reactions were celebratory, rapper Wiz Khalifa took the time to remember Paul Walker, who died tragically in 2013 before Furious 7 could be completed. "We aimed to write something that truly honored the legacy of Paul Walker and are humbled it has touched so many people," he and singer Charlie Puth said in a joint statement to ET after learning their song, "See You Again," was nominated for Best Original Song. Of course, the rapper then tweeted he planned to "be high on so many red carpets next year."
The 2016 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, on NBC at 8 p.m. EST.