Awards season is now in full swing, and with the Golden Globes nominations on Monday came a flood of statements from nominees. They're honored, grateful, and thrilled, and might just be practicing for their acceptance speeches. We've gathered up several reactions below.
Nicole Kidman, nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Big Little Lies"
"We are all aware of how rare it is for a show and it's cast to be honored in such a huge way, and we are all incredibly grateful. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for giving the show so much love. It was made with love, guided by the incredible David E. Kelley and Jean-Marc Vallée as well as my partners in passion Reese Witherspoon, Per Saari and Bruna Papandrea. The character Celeste is so precious to me and the recognition is deeply appreciated."
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Meryl Streep, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for "The Post"
“I’m thrilled for the movie, for Steven [Spielberg] and Tom [Hanks], and for the incredible ensemble of actors who made this movie need its moment in history. Thanks HFPA.”
Carlos Saldanha, nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture for "Ferdinand"
“I’m so honored and excited about these nominations! Congrats to the Blue Sky and Fox teams for being a part of this journey with me. Congrats to Nick Jonas for creating such a beautiful and powerful song for Ferdinand!!! Go team!!!!”
Shawn Levy, "Stranger Things" nominated for Best TV Series Drama
“While all of us working on STRANGER THINGS were grateful for the success of our first season, we were also vigilantly determined not to rest on that. We wanted to make a second season that would feel authentic to our show and characters, but strive further in cinematic scope, emotion and depth. We are so grateful for the reception of STRANGER THINGS 2 and the recognition of the HFPA with this second Golden globe nomination.”
Peter Morgan, "The Crown" nominated for Best TV Series Drama
“Thrilled thrilled thrilled thrilled!!!!”
Nora Twomey, director of "The Breadwinner," nominated for Best Animated Feature
"This is just wonderful news! On behalf of our amazing team, I am so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for nominating 'The Breadwinner.' Across three countries and over four years, this film has been our passion. I have been deeply moved by the generosity of our cast, crew, producers and financiers in helping bring Parvana's story to the screen. We are truly honored to be in the company of our fellow nominees at this years Golden Globe Awards."
Hans Zimmer, nominated for Best Original Score for "Dunkirk"
“My sincere thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing our experiment. We tried our hardest to blur the lines between music and vision to make the film a completely immersive experience for the audience. This is Chris’ film. The music is his words, his story-telling and it was an honor to collaborate with him.”
James Franco, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy, for "The Disaster Artist"
"Thank you to the HFPA, who have been supportive of my work since I played James Dean 16 years ago. I am grateful that they have recognized our film “The Disaster Artist” for Best Comedy, and for nominating me as an actor. This movie could only have happened because I was supported by my family and friends. I acted opposite my brother, Dave, and it was produced by my friend of 20 years, Seth Rogen, and his company Point Grey. From the incredible writers, Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, to the amazing cast, and our regular crew, this movie was blessed and a gift to be a part of. I’m sure the real Tommy Weiseau is pretty happy right now too."
Peter Chernin, a producer for "The Greatest Showman," which was nominated for Best Potion Picture, Musical or Comedy
“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a celebration of the spectacular, the odd, and the dreams that can be achieved through ambition and boundless imagination. Thank you to the HFPA. Congratulations to our fellow producers, our wonderful director Michael Gracey, Pasek and Paul, who set the stage with their beautiful songs, all of our creative partners including Fox, and most of all to our incredible cast led by Hugh Jackman, who fully embodied P.T. Barnum’s larger than life character.”
Emma Stone, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for "Battle of the Sexes"
"Thank you to the HFPA for this honor and thank you beyond measure to the one and only Billie Jean King. She is a brilliant, brave and game changing human being and I wish to be half the woman she is someday. I share this with the whole cast and crew of BATTLE OF THE SEXES, a film I feel very lucky to have been a part of."
Sam Rockwell, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
“I want to thank the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honor, and to also thank and congratulate Martin McDonagh, my friend and collaborator, for bringing Dixon, Mildred, and the characters of Three Billboards to the screen. It is both exciting and humbling to be joined by Willem, Armie, Christopher and Richard, all of whom I have admired for many years. I am thrilled for Fran, Martin, Carter and the cast and crew who made Three Billboards.”
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, nominated for Best Screenplay for "The Post"
“Thank you to the HFPA for this incredible honor. Congratulations to our fellow nominees and to our compatriots of THE POST. We are beyond thrilled to be in your company.”
Frankie Shaw, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy, for "SMILF"
"I can’t believe it! What started as a little short film I shot in my friends bedroom turned into this. I am so honored for the show to be recognized and for our name to be up there with all of these amazingly creative and talented people. Thank you to Showtime for believing in us, and thank you thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!!!"
Sally Hawkins, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for "Shape of Water"
“What a beautiful gift. Thank you with all my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press for honouring this special film and my part in it. I am so very humbled by this acknowledgement. Every piece of this film was and is a gift for me. Working with Guillermo del Toro along with this exceptional cast and crew was one of the most extraordinary heart expanding experiences. He is one of the greatest filmmakers of our time I believe. And I am beyond thrilled that his vision, his ingenuity and artwork has been recognized in this way.... Thank you with all my heart thank you. I believe in magic and this is a magical thing.”
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Gary Oldman, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for "Darkest Hour"
“I am amazed, flattered and very proud of my first Golden Globe Nomination. I am also honored to find myself in such company as I am a serious admirer of all the work of all the other nominees.”
Guillermo del Toro, nominated for Best Director of a Motion Picture for "Shape of Water"
“On behalf of the entire cast and crew of THE SHAPE OF WATER and Fox Searchlight, I am profoundly grateful for the seven nominations the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has bestowed upon our picture. Above all, THE SHAPE OF WATER is about love overcoming fear and embracing the Other. I cannot begin to thank the HFPA for recognizing the very spirit in which we made this film.”
Claire Foy, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for "The Crown"
“It is such an honour to receive this nomination today! Thank you so much to the HFPA for their continued support of The Crown. I can’t express enough what a wonderful project it has been to be a part of, with such an extraordinary cast and crew. Thank you thank you.”
Tom Hanks, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for "The Post"
“Very happy the work of the others on The Post has been given the attention they deserve. Thank you to the HFPA.”
Liev Schreiber, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama, for "Ray Donavan"
"I am so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for continuing to recognize our work. None of it would be possible without the extraordinary cast & crew of this highly functional dysfunctional family. Big love and gratitude my lady Macbeth and the greatest scene partner on God’s green earth, Paula Malcomson."
Martin McDonagh, nominated for Best Director of a Motion Picture for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
"I'm thrilled to receive the news today of the film's six Golden Globe nominations, and especially that my good friends Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, and our composer Carter Burwell, have been recognised for their brilliant work. And I'd like to sincerely thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their support and recognition.”
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Steven Spielberg, nominated for Best Director of a Motion Picture for "The Post"
“I am thrilled by today’s recognition by the HFPA and particularly happy for our nominees who made this movie happen —Meryl and Tom, Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and of course, John Williams. I only wish Kay Graham were still here to experience how much her story affects all of us.”
Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer
“We are grateful to receive 12 nominations across eight properties in celebration of the breadth of our content – from film to television, comedy to drama, new to returning series,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the recognition, and congratulations to our visionary artists and storytellers honored today.”
Ridley Scott, nominated for Best Director of a Motion Picture for "All the Money in the World"
“I am thrilled and grateful to the HFPA for recognizing ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD. I am especially proud that the beautiful performances of Michelle and Chris were celebrated today. Despite the unexpected challenges we encountered after shooting was completed, we were determined that audiences around the world would be able to see our film. Hundreds of people associated with the project put their hearts and souls into every frame to ensure that could happen. So the fact that we have received these wonderful acknowledgements this morning is especially gratifying. Thank you HFPA.”
David Harbour, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for "Stranger Things"
"Thank you HFPA for the great honor of being nominated for a supporting tv actor Golden Globe award this year, and for nominating STRANGER THINGS in the Best TV Drama category as well. It's gratifying to be seen for my work and and to be in a category with such esteemed colleagues. The work I do on ST has been the most satisfying of my career, due to the brilliance of all departments but of course most especially the writing and directing of the Duffer Brothers and the directing and producing of Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen and the generous license to play that Netflix gives us. My co-stars are all so inspired and inspiring to work with on a daily basis, and I surely wouldn't be nominated without the special chemistry I had this past season with Millie, Winona, Finn, Noah, Sean, Paul and all the rest. Their work makes me shine. They make it easy for David and Hopper to look good."
Judi Dench, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for "Victoria and Abdul"
"The Golden Globes, hooray! What wonderful news on such a snowy day in London."
Jonny Greenwood, nominated for Best Original Score for "Phantom Thread"
"I’m honored to have my music in Phantom Thread nominated alongside such talented film score composers. This is the fourth film with my friend Paul Thomas Anderson. It’s a happy and productive partnership, one where I’m given a ridiculous amount of freedom to write music and explore ideas with him. I’m very glad to see this relationship recognised by such a nomination."
Alexandre Desplat, nominated for Best Original Score for "The Shape of Water"
“I am very proud of this nomination. Guillermo has offered me the most beautiful story, allowing me to convey the universality of Love, Cinema and Music. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association!”
Aaron Sorkin, nominated for Best Screenplay for "Molly's Game"
"Jessica and I are thrilled to be representing Molly’s Game at the Golden Globes. By recognizing our work the HFPA has recognized the work of roughly two-hundred technicians, carpenters, painters, designers, editors, engineers, musicians and actors—particularly Idris Elba and Kevin Costner-- to say nothing of our producers and STX. I’d like to send a personal congratulations to Jessica, who straps the movie to her back in the first scene and doesn’t put it down until the end credits roll and who brings this unique movie heroine to spectacular life. Thank you to the HFPA and congratulations to all the nominees."
Daniel Kaluuya, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for "Get Out"
“I'm shocked...disbelief... What a surreal experience to be embraced by the community against innumerable odds. GET OUT was born out of the genius mind of Jordan Peele to whom I will be forever grateful for believing in me and allowing me to help him tell a story so dear to him. A true once in a lifetime experience. Salute to the cast, crew and King Peele.”
William H. Macy, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy, for "Shameless"
"It takes a good family to be a good father, and I love Emmy and Emma and Jeremy and Cameron and Ethan and Christian and the SHAMELESS family more than just about anything. And maybe anything. And certainly most things. I'm a lucky guy to get to act with these people.”
Michelle Williams, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for "All the Money in the World"
"Thank you so much to the HFPA for this honor. I am thrilled to share this with my dear friend, Ridley Scott, and my new friend, Christopher Plummer. This has been quite the journey that I am proud to be a part of. Also, a big congratulations to Hugh Jackman and my fellow castmates from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN."
Robert de Niro, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for "The Wizard of Lies"
"I am very proud of the work done by everyone associated with the “Wizard of Lies.""