The Golden Globe Award nominations were announced this morning and we've got the latest reactions from the stars.
Sofia Vergara was one of the presenters and is herself nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Modern Family. Shortly after the nomination ceremony she tweeted a picture that explains how she dealt with the excitement: "Celebrating with cake at 5am my Golden Globe nomination."
Angelina Jolie is the writer/director of the Bosnian war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film: "I am grateful that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is honoring our film. This was a true collaboration and I am forever indebted to our cast and crew, who experienced their own personal tragedies in the Bosnian War and gave me an authentic perspective into the conflict. This nomination is a tribute to the collective talent and passion of this extraordinary cast."
Martin Scorsese, nominated for Best Director for Hugo: "Making Hugo was an extraordinary experience for me. It gave me a chance to work in 3D, which I've wanted to do since I was young; it allowed me to make a child’s adventure, the type of picture that I loved when I was young; and it provided an occasion to pay tribute to one of the cinema's greatest pioneers, Georges Méliès. Given the support they've provided to The Film Foundation in our efforts to restore many films over the years, the recognition of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this particular picture has a very special meaning for me."
Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his performance in J. Edgar: "I'm honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association today. I was extremely humbled to work alongside Clint and the entire cast of J. Edgar, and am very excited to be recognized for my work on the film. Thank you."
Glenn Close, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Pitcure - Drama for her role in the period drama Albert Nobbs: "What an astounding embarrassment of riches these past few days have brought to me, Janet McTeer, our composer Bryan Byrne, and the incomparable Sinead O'Connor who sings our film's song. The whole Albert Nobbs team is walking on air. Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this extraordinary honor."
Steven Spielberg, on the nomination of his adventure film The Adventures of Tintin for Best Animated Feature: "After our long adventure to bring Tintin to the screen, this is a very happy moment for us and for Peter Jackson, who got the news in New Zealand. We join in thanking the members of the HFPA for this recognition."
Seth Rogen, producer and star of 50/50, which was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: "I have never thought I would be the type of guy to make movies that get nominated for these kinds of awards. This kind of day has been irrelevant for me for the last six years," he told USA Today.
Jonah Hill, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Moneyball: "I really can't even talk very well right now, he tells USA Today. "I've been doing these interviews, but I'm having such a hard time articulating the feelings that I'm having. What's going to happen tomorrow? I'm going to find 20 bucks in my old jeans tomorrow and it's going to be amazing!"
Zooey Deschanel, nominated for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical for the FOX comedy New Girl: "All the women in my category are total heroes of mine. It's going to be a good day, to say the least. I wasn't expecting it; this is the best-case scenario."
Kelsey Grammer, nominated for Best Actor for a TV Drama for Boss: "It is rewarding, not only to receive personal recognition from the HFPA, but to see that those who worked so hard and tirelessly to make Boss a reality were also recognized."
David Duchovny, nominated for Best Actor in a TV musical or comedy for Californication: "The Hollywood Foreign Press has always been supportive. As always, I am grateful for the recognition, especially with so many fine actors in comedy all across television, and, most of all, happy for everyone on the show as we all share in this. And the HFPA throws by far the best party of the endless awards season."
Charlize Theron, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, for her role in Young Adult: "I am truly honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Young Adult was a dream project for me. Collaborating with Jason Reitman was incredible. We had a great time making this film and Mavis Gary is one of the most interesting characters I have ever played."
Meryl Streep, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for her role in The Iron Lady: "I'm thrilled to be included in this beautiful group of actors and actresses. I'm very proud of our movie and look forward to seeing everyone at the party in January."
Idris Elba, nominated for Best Actor in a TV mini-series or motion picture for Luther: "I wasn't expecting this at all. The first nomination was massive, but two years in a row is colossal!! Wow. I can't wait to swap 'How surprised were you?' stories with Ricky Gervais. Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press and go Luther!!"
Michael Fassbender, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Pitcure - Drama for his role in the sexually-charged drama Shame: "We knew that this was going to be a challenging piece for some audiences so I am especially delighted that the HFPA have acknowledged my contribution to Steve McQueen's amazing film. I am thrilled - thank you."
Jeremy Irons, nominated for Best Actor in a TV drama for The Borgias: "I am delighted to be nominated for my work in Neil Jordan's The Borgias. In truth I know it reflects the tireless efforts and exceptional talents of all those who bring this splendid series to the screen. Without the magnificent work in the costume and set design, script writing, lighting and camera work, and the constant care in the direction, production, and marketing, this series would not have grabbed its audience as it appears to have done. That I am surrounded by a talented and dedicated cast is self-evident. But, of course, if you want to nominate anyone, and escape with your life, then you'd better first nominate the Pope."
Laura Dern, nominated for Best Actress in a TV musical or comedy for her role in HBO's Enlightened: "I am so thrilled and grateful for the support for our show Enlightened by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This has been such an incredible character to play, with an amazing cast, extraordinary writing, and of course only made possible by the team at our fearless, HBO home."
Kenneth Branagh, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for My Week with Marilyn: "To be recognized for portraying one of the greatest actors of our time is truly an honor, and I am incredibly thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their continued support of our film.Working alongside Michelle (Williams) was an extremely rewarding experience, and I'm thrilled that both she and our excellent team of filmmakers have also been recognized for their incredible work. I feel very blessed to be nominated for a role that is so close to my heart."
Michel Hazanavicius, nominated in the Best Director category for The Artist: "It's a great privilege and an honor for us to be nominated for a Golden Globe award by the HFPA. This movie is a love letter to Hollywood, and it's an indescribable joy to receive this news. I feel lucky, proud and excited to be included alongside such brilliant movies. Thank you."
Jean Dujardin, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical for The Artist: "Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this incredible gift. To be recognized alongside such brilliant actors is an honor. The Golden Globe nomination for The Artist has left me speechless!"
Bérénice Bejo, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for The Artist: "A Golden Globe nomination is unbelievable! I am so happy, and am very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and to audiences across America, for their support of The Artist."
Elton John, nominated along with his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin for the Best Original Song Hello Hello from Gnomeo & Juliet: "I am just thrilled that Bernie and I have been nominated for a Golden Globe. What a great end to a fantastic year!"
Pedro Almodóvar, director of The Skin I Live In, which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film: "I am very happy with my Golden Globe nomination for my latest film The Skin I Live In. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has always been very generous with me and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I'm competing with other foreign films that are so fabulous; I don't mind being defeated by any of them. For me, the award will be being at the Beverly Hilton sharing dinner and mineral water with so many people I admire."
Chris Columbus, producer of The Help, which was nominated for Best Picture - Drama: "The Golden Globe nominations are an incredible validation for us, a testament to the integrity of the film's powerful performances and to the beautiful direction of Tate Taylor. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing a film that is so close to the hearts of everyone involved. Today we all share these nominations with the mighty people of Greenwood and Jackson Mississippi, who took us into their homes, showered us with love and treated us like family. Because of their enormous support, we were able to make The Help."