Stars React to SAG Nominations

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Reactions to this year's Screen Actors Guild Award nominations began pouring in early Wednesday right after the announcements were made. 

Michelle Williams' portrayal of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in  My Week with Marilyn got her the SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: "I am honored to be nominated alongside the unparalleled Kenneth Branagh. Inhabiting a woman as renowned as Marilyn was a wonderful challenge, so to receive this sort of support from my peers is very moving indeed. Marilyn herself always approached her performances with such dedication and intelligence and a talent that defied explanation. I hope we were able to shed some light on those often overlooked aspects of her. Thank you so much to The Weinstein Company for all of their incredible support, and their continued devotion to independent films like ours."

Jonah Hill, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, for his portrayal of Peter Brand in Moneyball: "I am incredibly moved and so grateful to my fellow actors for recognizing my role in Moneyball with this nomination. I feel so lucky to be an actor today as I do everyday. I owe a huge thanks and much credit to our entire cast and crew, our writers, and especially to our fearless leader and director Bennett Miller and to Brad Pitt, the most generous onscreen partner anyone could hope for. Having my work honored today by my peers pushes me to work even harder."

Glenn Close -- a double nominee -- for Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama for the film Albert Nobbs and Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series for her role in Damages: "Thankfully Albert Nobbs never had to be in a room with (Damages) Patty Hewes! I'm thrilled and honored and ecstatic that Janet McTeer was recognized."

Nick Nolte on his nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Warrior: "I am enormously touched by this nomination from the SAG membership. I've been at this for a long time, and it is always gratifying to be recognized for a performance. Warrior was a little film but it has a big heart, and it was a real labor of love for Gavin O’Connor who directed the movie. More than anything I hope that this nomination creates some renewed interest in the picture."

From producer Judd Apatow of Bridesmaids, which got nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: "I'm proud this brilliant, hilarious and talented cast was saluted by their peers today and I'm very excited to see that comedy work is acknowledged and saluted as well."

James Cromwell, who is nominated for SAG's Outstanding Performance Award along with the rest of the cast of the period Hollywood film The Artist: "What a tremendous honor from the Screen Actors Guild. I, and my fellow actors - Jean, Bérénice, John, Penelope are, of course, speechless but I am sure Uggie’s tail is wagging!"

Patrick Adams, who is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Suits, told "I am still in a state of shock. I can't quite believe it, or really articulate properly. This has already been such a crazy year, so nothing like this would have even popped into my mind."

Janet McTeer, who is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in Albert Nobbs: "I'm really thrilled by this nomination. It's so flattering to be recognized by your peers. And I'm especially excited and thrilled for Glenn, who has worked so hard and so long on this project."

Kenneth Branagh on his nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in My Week with Marilyn: "I am so grateful to the Screen Actors Guild for recognizing my work, and that of the extraordinary cast, and especially the remarkable performance of Michelle Williams. Laurence Olivier set a standard for artists. To play him was a great honor, and for the performance to be acknowledged by my fellow actors is especially meaningful to me. I feel very lucky and very proud to be an actor."

Bérénice Bejo -- a double nominee for Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble -- for her work in The Artist: "I am so proud and honored to be nominated by the Screen Actors Guild!  This is all so new and exciting and was thrilled The Artist was nominated for Best Ensemble.  I can’t imagine anything better than being nominated along with my cast mates: Jean, John, James, Penelope, Missi and of course Uggie."

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