Emma Stone, who stars in this year's awards season darling, La La Land, responded, "Wow! What a great way to start a Monday. I am so honored to be a part of this incredible film, Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and congratulations to Damien, Ryan, Justin and the rest of my La La Land family."
Ryan Gosling, Stone's co-star in the musical film, reacted in a statement, saying, "I'm very appreciative to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing not only my role in this film but also the wonderful work of Damien Chazelle, Emma Stone and Justin Hurwitz. Congratulations to them and all of the other nominees."
Jackie star Natalie Portman also responded with a statement, which read, "I'm so honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I had such a beautiful experience making this film with the most wonderful cast and crew, and particularly with our great director, Pablo Larrain, that it feels like icing on the cake to be nominated."
Hacksaw Ridge star Andrew Garfield wrote, "I am so incredibly moved by the HFPA and their recognition of this film and my work, especially considering the remarkably strong caliber of performances this year. It’s an honor to stand with actors like Denzel Washington who have inspired me since I was old enough to watch movies."
"I dedicate this nomination and my work to the incomparable Desmond Doss and all those who sacrifice themselves in the service of the protection and freedom of others," Garfield added. "He is a profound symbol of healing and compassion for the times we are in.”
Barry Jenkins, who wrote and directed this year's sleeper breakout, Moonlight, responded sweetly to his nods, writing, "What an honor to be nominated for writing directing by the HFPA, an honor that wouldn't be possible without the wonderful voice of Tarell McCraney and the passion of the cast and crew. I share these nominations with them all."
Mahershala Ali, who earned a Supporting Actor nod for the picture, reacted with kind words for Jenkins, saying, "I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing and embracing our film, Moonlight. I'm sincerely humbled by this honor. Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney were so brave to entrust us with the responsibility of bringing these extraordinary characters to life. I'm truly blessed to have had the opportunity to contribute in some small way.”
Casey Affleck, who was nominated for his leading role in Manchester by the Sea, said in a statement, "Huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this prestigious honor. It will actually be my first time attending the Golden Globes and I've been working for more than 20 years, so this moment isn't lost on me. I’m so happy for the recognition this morning given to our incredible writer and director Kenneth Lonergan and to Michelle Williams, and for our entire cast and crew. It’s really meaningful for our film. Thank you."
“This nomination is even more emotional and I’m more grateful than ever before," Nicole Kidman said of her Best Supporting Actress nomination for Lion. "Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!”
Meanwhile, The Night Of star, Riz Ahmed, said in a statement, "Thank you HFPA! I'm absolutely thrilled to be counted amongst this year's nominees. I'm deeply indebted to Steve Zaillian, Richard Price, HBO, to all the cast and crew of The Night Of for their dedication in bringing this timely story to life, and all those who shared their stories of prison and prejudice with me in researching this role. It was an honour to portray Nas, and through him the untold stories of so many."
And Sarah Jessica Parker acknowledged her nod for HBO's Divorce, writing, "This is such delightful news. I’m deeply honored to be included among women whose work I admire so much. Especially thrilled given all the impressive and affecting performances by women in television this past season. I’ve been granted a wonderful opportunity to return to television in a fantastically challenging, exquisitely written role I love and the privilege of working alongside people who inspire daily, most especially Thomas Hayden Church. I thank the HFPA for their kind consideration and for the great early morning surprise.”
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