The Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday, sending award season into full swing. While there were some snubs (Where’s The Walking Dead and Broad City?) and pleasant surprises (Amy Schumer got a well-deserved nod for her first-ever film Trainwreck), the stars who were lucky enough to seize a nomination are beyond ecstatic – and understandably so. Upon hearing the exciting news, here’s what several of the nominees are saying (Via EW and Twitter):
Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for The Revenant: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I am incredibly grateful for their nomination, as well as the recognition they have given to this film and to Alejandro’s vision as its director. Making The Revenant was a true honor for me. I also want to extend congratulations to all nominees this season. Thank you again to the HFPA”.
Eddie Redmayne, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for The Danish Girl: “I am incredibly grateful to the HFPA for having included me in such a brilliant troupe of actors. I’m equally thrilled that Alicia and Alexandre have been recognised as well. Having the opportunity to help tell Lili and Gerda’s story has been a great privilege for me, and I am hugely grateful for the guidance, generosity and insight given to me by the transgender community”.
Michael Fassbender, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Steve Jobs:
“I’m very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the nomination. This film, and working with Danny Boyle and our amazing cast, has been one of the most creative and amazing experiences of my professional life. It’s lovely to be honored”.
Brie Larson, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Room:
“Wow. My deepest thanks to the HFPA — I am beyond honored, grateful, thrilled and every other imaginable emotion to be in the company of such an inspirational group of women, and to share this morning’s recognition with Emma, Lenny, the entire cast and crew ofRoom, as well as Amy Schumer and the cast and crew of Trainwreck. What a morning! And thanks to Jacob Tremblay — you have made every day of this journey magic”.
Alicia Vikander, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for The Danish Girl and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Ex Machina: “I am truly thrilled and grateful to the HFPA for both these wonderful nominations! To be considered amongst all these brilliant actresses and their outstanding performances is such an honor. Working on The Danish Girl and Ex Machina were such gifts in themselves, and for this to happen is all so wonderful. Thank you”.
Saiorse Ronan, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Brooklyn: “I can’t express how special it is that this little film called Brooklyn has been embraced by so many people around the world. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for your support. The last time I was at the Golden Globes, I needed a chaperone – I’m so excited to be there for a film that means this much to me”.
Maggie Smith, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for The Lady In The Van: “I am absolutely thrilled to be nominated for a Golden Globe, and to be in such terrifically talented company. I look forward to seeing you all in LA in January. Thank you”.
Kate Winslet, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Steve Jobs: “I am completely over the moon and feel so honored to be nominated for a Golden Globe by the HFPA for this film. I am genuinely ecstatic”.
Jennifer Jason Leigh, nominated for Best Supporting Actress forThe Hateful Eight and Best Animated Feature for Anomalisa: “Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing two projects that mean so much to me. Getting an acting nomination for my role as Daisy in The Hateful Eight is a testament to the great Quentin Tarantino and would not have been possible without the cast (especially the one I was handcuffed to, Kurt Russell). Anomalisa is a project so close to my heart and Charlie and Duke’s film is mind-blowing. I’m so happy people are loving it as much as I do. I never get such great news while making my son’s lunch in the morning!!“.
Idris Elba, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Beasts of No Nation and Best Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for Luther: “Wow thank you to the HFPA, who have always been so amazingly supportive of me throughout my career. I’m so excited, in particular, to be recognized for both Luther and Beasts of No Nation. For Luther, what better way to celebrate the end of a great run than with this stellar acknowledgement. As for Beasts, I can only hope this attention will get more people to see the brilliance of all that is Cary Fukunaga and my extraordinary co-star Abraham Attah. I share in this exciting moment with everyone who poured their hearts into these projects and for who I could not have done this without”.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, nominated for Best Director and Best Picture, Drama, for The Revenant: “I can’t believe this time last year we were in Calgary shooting The Revenant, and right now I’m in London and just heard the good news! I’m thrilled for our incredible cast and crew. Any nominations for this film are an acknowledgement of them, their hard work and great passion. I’m especially happy for Leo, his emotional performance and what he does is truly remarkable. This film is very personal for me; so I think I will have a drink with my daughter tonight to toast to everyone who was a part of it. Thank you to the HFPA, this is very nice”.
Ridley Scott, nominated for Best Director and Best Picture, Comedy or Musical, for The Martian: “We are all very excited and very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for embracing our film and Matt’s brilliant performance so warmly. Making The Martian was one of the highlights of my career and the fact that it is being recognized in such a generous way is fantastic and very much appreciated”.
Todd Haynes, nominated for Best Director for Carol: “I’m thrilled to be in the company of this incredible group of directors, and so honored that the Hollywood Foreign Press has recognized the creative collaboration that is Carol – from Carter’s score, to our relentless producers, to the stunning talents of Cate & Rooney”.
Paul Dano, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Love & Mercy: “WOW! Amazing. Touched. Humbled. Thrilled. One of the great honors and pleasures of my life to know Brian Wilson. He has made me and so many others SMILE with his music and spirit. So proud to tell his story and be a part of Love & Mercy. And I am so happy to be thought of by the Hollywood Foreign Press! A true honor. Smiling big. Love. Paul Dano”.
Michael Shannon, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for 99 Homes: “I’m so grateful to be acknowledged by the HFPA for my work. I know they are true devotees of the cinema and I can tell every time I speak with one of them how much they care about what they do. I am very much looking forward to this ceremony and seeing them all again”.
Mark Rylance, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Bridge of Spies and Best Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for Wolf Hall: “I want to thank the members of the HFPA for nominating my work in both Bridge of Spies and Wolf Hall. My work does not stand alone, and only comes together with the help of all the talented craftspeople I have had the pleasure to work with on Wolf Hall and Bridge of Spies, particularly Peter Kosminsky and Steven Spielberg who are directly responsible for my performance in both pieces. I would especially like to acknowledge my friend Tom Hanks. I don’t think you can isolate my playing of Abel from Tom’s playing of Donovan. It is the friendship between us as characters that should be awarded. Many blessings”.
Paul Feig, nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Spy: “I can’t thank the HFPA enough for recognizing funny movies. We are absolutely thrilled to have our international comedy Spy and its amazing star Melissa McCarthy nominated. We’d also like to request four extra bottles of wine at our table that night. Woo hoo!!!”
Adam McKay, nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for The Big Short: “Thrilled and thankful for the HFPA’s recognition of The Big Short.Especially excited to see Steve Carell and Christian Bale’s amazing performances acknowledged. Congrats to the whole cast and crew that worked so hard to make this movie happen”.
Director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture for Inside Out: “It has been incredibly humbling to see the reception to Inside Out by audiences around the world. We set out to make a film that would help us better understand our children, but never imagined it would have the impact that it has, and we could not be more thrilled or filled with JOY to receive this nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press”.
Director Peter Sohn and producer Denise Ream, nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture for The Good Dinosaur: “Creating The Good Dinosaur has been an arduous, exhilarating, and even at times terrifying, but life-changing adventure, not so unlike Arlo’s journey in the film. On behalf of our hard working crew and everyone at Pixar, we would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for the tremendous honor of this nomination”.
Paul Feig, nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture for The Peanuts Movie: “The whole Peanuts team is doing the Snoopy happy dance right now over our Golden Globes nomination. We have no grief today, good or otherwise. Thank you, HFPA, for finally letting Charlie Brown kick the football”.
Charles Randolph, nominated for Best Screenplay for The Big Short: “Rarely in life do you go from dead asleep to jumping up and down in seconds. 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”.
Aaron Sorkin, nominated for Best Screenplay for Steve Jobs: “Thank you, HFPA, for this personal honor, and for all four nominations for Steve Jobs. This has been a very special film for all of us involved as well as a brave choice for Universal, and we’re grateful for the support you’ve shown it today”.
Lenny Abrahamson, nominated for Best Motion Picture, Drama, for Room: “I want to thank the HFPA for this incredible honor. For an independent film like Room to be nominated for Best Picture for the Golden Globes is an extraordinary vote of confidence and a tribute to the amazing work done by all the talented people involved in the production. I am particularly delighted for Brie Larson and Emma Donoghue. Their unique artistry is being recognized today”.
Emma Donoghue, nominated for Best Screenplay for Room: “I’d like to express my gratitude to the Hollywood Foreign Press for nominating me for Best Screenplay. To be named in such honorable company — especially since Room is my first feature film — is a startling delight”.
Tom McCarthy, nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture, Drama, for Spotlight:
“This is an incredible morning for the entire Spotlight family and we are all truly thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. On behalf of myself, our actors, craftspeople, the real-life ‘Spotlight’ team, my co-writer Josh Singer, our producers, and the incredible team at Open Road, thank you. We are truly appreciative and ecstatic”.
Josh Singer, nominated for Best Screenplay for Spotlight:
“I’m thrilled and grateful to the HFPA for recognizing the script forSpotlight. I’m delighted that my friend Tom McCarthy and the movie have been recognized as well. This was an incredible collaboration, with Tom, our tremendous crew and each and every wonderful actor in our terrific cast. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the incredible work done by the real Spotlight Team and the courage of survivors like Phil Saviano, Joe Crowley, Patrick McSorley and Jim Scanlan. Our gratitude to them is endless. We hope this increases awareness of the need for investigative journalism on the local level. We also hope that the church will take note and take stronger action to deal with the ongoing issue of clergy sex abuse”.
Ennio Morricone, nominated for Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight:
“I am deeply honored and grateful to receive this nomination on the eve of the European premiere of The Hateful Eight here in London. I thank Quentin Tarantino for his trust and the total freedom he has given me conducting this score”.
Daniel Pemberton, nominated for Best Original Score for Steve Jobs:
“Wow! I just got nominated for a Golden Globe – that is proper bonkers! I wanted to ‘Think Different’ in how I approached this score and working with a cinematic visionary like Danny Boyle meant I could. Since Steve Jobs was brilliantly written by Aaron Sorkin in three acts I took three different musical approaches, so Danny got three scores for the price of one — Bargain of the year!”
Alexandre Desplat, nominated for Best Original Score for The Danish Girl:
“What fantastic news to be receiving from the HFPA! Tom Hooper is a master at using music in his films, and I am lucky to be part of hisDanish Girl. Merci!”
Carter Burwell, nominated for Best Original Score for Carol:
“I’m grateful the HFPA chose to recognize Carol in so many categories, including music. In making Carol, a large number of artists worked with self-effacing restraint, and yet I believe created a film that’s grand and stirring. Thank you for acknowledging that work. It means a lot”.
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, nominated for Best Original Song for “See You Again,” Furious 7: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing ‘See You Again’ with a nomination for Best Original Song. We aimed to write something that truly honored the legacy of Paul Walker and are humbled it has touched so many people”.
Ellie Goulding, nominated for Best Original Song for “Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey:
Never thought in a million years I’d be nominated for a Golden Globe! Ecstatic! @Savan_Kotecha
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) December 10, 2015
Mark Ruffalo, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Infinitely Polar Bear:
Thank you so much HFP. Totally unexpected, bowled over, so overwhelmed with gratitude. https://t.co/gkWVvk3WBe
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 10, 2015
Amy Schumer, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for Trainwreck (which is also nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy):
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) December 10, 2015
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) December 10, 2015
Lady Gaga, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
I apologize to my neighbors I’m still screaming in my apt in NY! I’m nominated as an actress for a Golden Globe what a dream is this real!
— The Countess (@ladygaga) December 10, 2015