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Golden Globes 2015: Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, more nominees react

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This morning, stars are slowly but surely realizing that they have been nominated for a Golden Globe. Check out statements and social media reactions from nominees such as Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and Eddie Redmayne; we’ll be updating this post throughout the day as they roll in.

Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress, Drama, Wild): “I’m extremely thankful that the film is being recognized in this way. Wild is truly my baby and was a labor of love from the beginning. Cheryl Strayed was so brave in putting her life’s journey into words and it makes me happy that this type of recognition will hopefully drive more people to experience it on film.”

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Best TV Series, Drama, The Honorable Woman): “I’m thrilled to be nominated for a Golden Globe for The Honorable Woman. And doubly thrilled to be nominated alongside such brilliant actresses. And triply thrilled to be nominated with my brother.  How many women do you think I’ll disappoint if I take him as my date?”

Quvenzhane Wallis (Best Actress in a Comedy  or Musical, Annie): “I am so excited to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. It was an honor to play a role that means a lot to many people and it’s awesome that we were able to bring this great story to a new generation of kids. I had so much fun filming Annie with the best cast and crew and am happy to receive my first Golden Globe nomination for Annie.”

Jenji Kohan (Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy, Orange is the New Black): “Telling the stories of these felonious ladies is a tremendous pleasure and we are grateful to have our work recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.”

Edie Falco (Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical, Nurse Jackie): ‘The Hollywood Foreign Press has been so kind and supportive of me over the years. I’m so grateful for being acknowledged for a show I’ve so deeply loved to work on.”

Helen Mirren (Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy; The Hundred-Foot Journey): “Merci a les Couilles D’orees. C’est Vachement chouette!” translation: thank you to the golden balls. It is cowly [ damned] nice.”

Rob Marshall (Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, Into the Woods): “On behalf of my fellow producers, John DeLuca and Marc Platt, I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for this wonderful honor.  I am so proud to have been a part of bringing Sondheim and Lapine’s beloved and profound work to the screen, and equally proud of the extraordinary cast who brought it to life with such passion and heart.”

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Best Director, Birdman): “Although at times it felt we were flying without a net in this crazy film experiment, this has brought enormous joy to me.  I am so proud of my actors and the whole team. It’s a good day.”

Rosamund Pike (Best Actress, Drama, Gone Girl): It is as if a magic carpet picked me up last year and it is astonishing and exhilarating that it has taken me all the way here. I am nothing but grateful to have had the opportunity to dive into a role like this.  All thanks really go to David Fincher for his guidance and for allowing me to play Gillian Flynn’s incredible, confounding character.  I’m very honored to be nominated alongside actresses I have long admired.  Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination!

Dominic West (Best Actor, TV Drama, The Affair): “I’m honoured to be nominated in this category and would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I’m thrilled that the show and my dear friend and co-star Ruth Wilson have been nominated too. I am very proud of The Affair and my special thanks go to Sarah Treem, David Nevins and all at Showtime.”

Sarah Treem (Best TV Drama, The Affair): “I am beyond grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this extraordinary honor. And to Showtime’s David Nevins for taking a risk on this unconventional show. On the behalf of our whole cast and crew, Hagai and I want to express how humbled and excited we are to be included in this truly incredible group of nominees.”

Beau Willimon (Best TV Drama, House of Cards): “Our sole aim with House of Cards is to tell the best story we can and hope it connects with audiences. We’re so thrilled that the Hollywood Foreign Press has recognized our efforts by nominating the show, as well as Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright – the two stars whose passion, talent and fearlessness make the story of the Underwoods worth telling.”

Felicity Jones (Best Actress, Drama, The Theory of Everything): “I’m overjoyed to hear this news! It’s a tremendous feeling to receive recognition for this film amongst a list of so many wonderful actors- an absolute privilege. The greatest thanks to the HFPA, and to Jane Hawking for entrusting me with performing her moving and inspirational life story.”

John Legend (Best Song, “Glory” from Selma): “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing ‘Glory’ with a nomination for Best Original Song! Common and I wrote this song for Selma as a labor of love in honor of this magnificent film and the incredible men and women whose struggle the film chronicles. As we continue to march for justice and equality in 2014, we are so inspired by their work.”

Common (Best Song, “Glory” from Selma): I don’t even know if I can express how excited I am to be nominated for a Golden Globe alongside John Legend for our song “Glory”. To be here with John Legend whom I love and respect so much makes the moment even more meaningful. We created Glory from our hearts and being a part of Selma has been a life changing experience. Congratulations to all the other nominees and congratulations to my Selma family. Blessings to all. Whoo!

Antonio Sanchez (Best Original Score, Motion Picture, Birdman): “I’m really honored to be Golden Globe nominated. I’m thankful to Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu for the opportunity to work on this masterful film, and everyone that was involved in the process of helping it come to fruition. Being a jazz musician in our modern culture involves being cloaked in relative darkness when it comes to popular media attention, so I really hope this nomination helps propel our music and industry to a higher plane.”

Uzo Aduba (Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Orange is the New Black): “I am beyond grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this nomination. Being a part of Orange is the New Black is a gift, and I’m so proud to belong to such an incredible family. My deepest thanks Jenji Kohan and all of our writers, the entire cast and crew, and Netflix for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”

Emma Stone, (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Birdman): “I have no words. I am so incredibly honored and grateful for this and feel insanely lucky to have had the chance to work with Alejandro, Michael, Edward, and the whole cast and crew of the beautiful madness that is Birdman. Now can someone please explain who this ‘Meryl Streep’ woman is?!”

Michael Keaton, (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Birdman): “I’m so honored the HFPA has recognized my performance in Birdman. It’s not every day you get to work on this kind of project or with an ensemble of actors as talented and inspiring as this cast and I am so grateful to our director, Alejandro Iñárritu, for the opportunity.”

Eddie Redmayne, (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, The Theory of Everything): “I was in the middle of attempting to do all my holiday shopping in a day when I got the call.  I am beyond thrilled to be nominated alongside such a stunning quartet of actors.  The fact that Felicity, Jóhann, and the film are nominated means the world.  I am hugely grateful to the HFPA – and to Professor Stephen Hawking for his personal support in helping me to share his story with the world.”

Amy Adams (Best Actress, Musical or Comedy, Big Eyes): “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor.  It’s so exciting to be nominated for a film I really enjoyed making and I’m so proud to have been a part of Tim Burton’s vision in sharing Margaret Keane’s story alongside Christoph.”​

Christopher Miller & Phil Lord (Best Animated Feature Film, The Lego Movie.): “We are so excited to be nominated for a Golden Globe. The only kind of globes we have are made of cardboard or whatever normal ones are made of. We’re incredibly proud of our accomplice Chris McKay, along with the rest of an amazing crew and cast  who brought so much passion and artistry to a film that could have easily been so much less. It’s a great year for animation and we’re grateful that a film called The LEGO Movie can be appreciated and recognized in this way. Everything in the world may not actually be awesome, but this really is.”

Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli (Best Animated Film, Big Hero 6):

We are honored to receive this Golden Globe nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Big Hero 6! We share this nomination with our incredibly talented team who worked tirelessly to bring this beautiful film to the screen. We can’t wait to give them a big Baymax fist bump!

J.K. Simmons, (Best Supporting Actor, for Whiplash): “Thanks to The Hollywood Foreign Press Association for including me in this esteemed group.  I look forward to being in the same room with these guys and all the nominees.  I’m very proud of Whiplash and grateful for the attention this will bring to our little movie.”

Graham Moore (Best Screenplay, The Imitation Game): “It’s an honor and the thrill of a lifetime to be recognized by the HFPA for being a part of bringing this little-known true story to the screen. Through this amazing recognition the HFPA has helped us to shine a little more light on the important and powerful legacy of Alan Turing, and for that I could not be more grateful.”

Emily Blunt, (Best Actress, Musical or Comedy, Into the Woods): “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for embracing the Baker’s Wife and recognizing this film that I am so proud to be a part of. Playing this part made me stretch myself as an actor and muster up any courage I could to find my singing voice. It was so worth it to be a part of Rob Marshall’s beautiful and moving film that means so much to me.”

Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable (Best Animated Feature, The Boxtrolls): “Wow! We are especially thrilled with this nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because it honors the hard work of over 300 artists and animators from all over the world. The Boxtrolls would never had been done without the amazing dedication and craftsmanship of these people and the vision and leadership of Travis Knight, who gathered us all together in the mists of Portland, Oregon and gave us the opportunity to contribute to the wonderful legacy of this animation style. We want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for including us alongside all these other fantastic nominees.”

Gina Rodriguez (Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical, Jane the Virgin): 

Colin Hanks (Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Fargo): 

Allison Tolman (Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-series, Fargo): “Saying I’m excited about Fargo’s Golden Globe nominations is a bit of an understatement. I’m over the moon. This project changed my life in incredibly concrete ways so win, lose, or draw- I’m just thrilled to keep the dream (and the, party) going a little longer.”

Alan Cumming (Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television, The Good Wife):

Ricky Gervais (Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical, Derek): “This is my favorite nomination ever. The Golden Globes really started it all for me in America and Derek is probably the character I have the greatest emotional connection with. I’m honestly thrilled.”

William H. Macy (Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical, Shameless):

Lorde (Best Song, “Yellow Flicker Beat,” Mockingjay): “I am so shocked and happy to know that ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ has been included in the running for Best Original Song. I thought Katniss was one of a kind when I first laid eyes on her in a cinema in 2012 – a rough, sparkling diamond of a mind. It was a privilege getting to step inside her head and speak her thoughts, even for a brief moment. Getting to write a song for a film like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is a truly singular experience, and I am blown away that that experience got me nominated for a Golden Globe. I’ll see you there.”