By Jessica Derschowitz and Rachel DeSantis
December 28, 2016 at 04:19 AM EST
Pablo Larrains; Mark Rogers; Joe Lederer

Nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes were announced on Monday morning, and the full list of film contenders includes La La Land leading with seven nominations and stars like Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, and Denzel Washington up for acting accolades.

As the honorees wake up to the good news, they’ve reacted with shock, gratitude, and at least one call for an early-morning tickle fight. See some of the motion picture nominees’ reactions below (and head here for the TV ones):

Joel Edgerton, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Loving:

“It is such an incredible honor to be recognized by the HFPA for “Loving.” I’m also so happy for Ruth, who is a truly astounding actress. Working opposite her was one of the greatest experiences and I feel very lucky. And none of it would be possible without the brilliance of Jeff Nichols crafting such a beautiful and resonant film. Together the whole team took on the great responsibility of depicting this true story with the integrity it deserves. The work shines through on all fronts and I have all those people to thank too. I hope the recognition leads more people to see the film and become aware of two incredible people: Richard and Mildred Loving.”

Tom Ford, nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay, for Nocturnal Animals:

“I am extremely honored to have received today’s Golden Globe nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay. I am incredibly proud of this film and to be in the company of such accomplished directors and screenwriters is humbling. I am also very happy that Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s work was recognized with a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. I am very grateful as these nominations are also a testament to the brilliantly talented cast and crew who helped to bring NOCTURNAL ANIMALS to life.”

Kenneth Lonergan, director and writer nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay, for Manchester by the Sea:

“Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I’m immensely proud of Casey, Michelle, Lucas, Kyle, and all of our cast and crew. I’m in awe of their talents. All artists need champions, and I’m very grateful to have had several, all of whom also gave me broad creative freedom: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, and this dedicated producing team, all of whom share in our nominations and have my eternal thanks.”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for Nocturnal Animals:

“Waking up to this news in an early dawn light made going into the darkness to bring this character alive all the more worthwhile. I’m truly grateful to the HFPA for recognizing the transformation I went through to create this role with Tom Ford. This is all very overwhelming and exciting. It’s such a tremendous honor.”

Ryan Gosling, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for La La Land:

“I’m very appreciative to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing not only my role in this film but also the wonderful work of Damien Chazelle, Emma Stone and Justin Hurwitz. Congratulations to them and all of the other nominees.”

Andrew Garfield, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Hacksaw Ridge:

“I am so incredibly moved by the HFPA and their recognition of this film and my work, especially considering the remarkably strong caliber of performances this year. It’s an honor to stand with actors like Denzel Washington, who have inspired me since I was old enough to watch movies. I’m very proud of Hacksaw Ridge and I share this with Bill Mechanic, David Permut and Mel who led the charge on this project with great vision, humility, integrity and love. I dedicate this nomination and my work to the incomparable Desmond Doss and all those who sacrifice themselves in the service of the protection and freedom of others. He is a profound symbol of healing and compassion for the times we are in.”

Emma Stone, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for La La Land:

“Wow! What a great way to start a Monday. I am so honored to be a part of this incredible film. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and congratulations to Damien, Ryan, Justin and the rest of my LA LA LAND family.”

Casey Affleck, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Manchester by the Sea:

“Huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this prestigious honor. It will actually be my first time attending the Golden Globes and I’ve been working for more than 20 years, so this moment isn’t lost on me. I’m so happy for the recognition this morning given to our incredible writer and director Kenneth Lonergan and to Michelle Williams, and for our entire cast and crew. It’s really meaningful for our film. Thank you.”

Hugh Grant, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Florence Foster Jenkins:

“It’s extremely nice of the HFPA to nominate me, and I’m very grateful and touched. I’m forever indebted to Stephen Frears for offering me such a juicy role in such a classy film. I’m also thrilled to see that my co-stars – up and comer Meryl Streep and the always peerless Simon Helberg – have also been nominated. My thanks again to the HFPA for their support.”

Michelle Williams, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Manchester by the Sea:

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing not only my work, but our film, the thoughtful direction and beautiful words of Kenny Lonergan, and my fellow actor Casey Affleck. I’m honored to have been a part of telling this story.”

Mike Mills, director of Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, nominee 20th Century Women:

“I’m so honored that our film has been recognized by the HFPA in such a wonderful way! I feel so lucky to have been able to get this personal film made and out into the world. For it to be included in this prestigious group of films is very meaningful to all of us who worked on it. I’m so proud of, and thankful to, the actors and crew and producers who put their hearts and souls into this project. The film became its own little family, held together by the commitment of everyone at Annapurna and A24, and of course my dear, lovely, brilliant actors who made it come to life and whom I love.”

Annette Bening, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for 20th Century Women:

“I’m thrilled to be nominated alongside a group of such fine actresses!”

Viola Davis, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences:

“I am so grateful to be recognized for the work brought to life by August Wilson. Thank you to the HFPA for honoring this story of the human experience.”

Dev Patel, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Lion:

“I literally just woke up to this news. I am so humbled to be acknowledged in a category alongside these incredible gentleman. I’m feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude for my real family back home in London and in India and for my “Lion” family, especially for the leader of our pride, director Garth Davis. The best thing about this though is that my mom is going to be really f—ing happy.”

Mel Gibson, nominated for Best Director, for Hacksaw Ridge:

“I’m very appreciative of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s overwhelming recognition of Hacksaw Ridge. This film was a labor of love for everyone involved, and is also about a man who truly exemplified love and goodness. It’s thrilling to see Andrew Garfield nominated today since he is the beating heart of our film. I share any honor received for this film and for myself with every actor and every crew member that came to the set each day giving their all to honor the story of our brave veterans, and most especially Desmond Doss, a true hero.”

Natalie Portman, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Jackie:

“I’m so honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I had such a beautiful experience making this film with the most wonderful cast and crew, and particularly with our great director, Pablo Larrain, that it feels like icing on the cake to be nominated.”

Colin Farrell, nominted for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for The Lobster:

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made being awoken by your publicist at 5 am a really lovely thing! Best alarm call in the world to be told you’ve received a Golden Globe nom…so grateful to be included with this incredible group of actors and indebted also to Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou for creating such a character and film as ours and to A24 for pushing it as they did. Thank you HFPA for recognizing all of our efforts and for the continued support.”

Mahershala Ali, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Moonlight:

“I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing and embracing our film, Moonlight. I’m sincerely humbled by this honor. Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney were so brave to entrust us with the responsibility of bringing these extraordinary characters to life. I’m truly blessed to have had the opportunity to contribute in some small way.”

Nicole Kidman, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Lion:

“This nomination is even more emotional and I’m more grateful than ever before. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!”

Ryan Reynolds, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Deadpool:

“Honored to be nominated by the HFPA for a Golden Globe. And possibly more honored the film itself is being recognized this way. As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight.”

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominated for Best Original Song, Motion Picture, for “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana:

“Gracias. Merci. Grazie. Danke sehr. Mahalo. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this tremendous honor. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. Over two years ago, I was lucky enough to have been given my dream job, writing songs for a Disney animated film, alongside the amazing Opetaia Foa’i & Mark Mancina. Today, for Moana to be recognized for what we created is truly beyond comprehension. ‘How Far I’ll Go’ not only embodies the spirit of our heroine but the central lesson from the film—dream big, listen to your gut, don’t give up, never forget where you came from, and one day you might just save the world.”

 

Lily Collins, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Rules Don’t Apply:

“I’ve never felt so shocked, honored, and proud. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my fearless leader and mentor Warren Beatty, the Hollywood Foreign Press, and to all those involved with Rules Don’t Apply. Sharing this moment with my mom sitting on our couch in the dark is something I’ll never forget. It’s a complete dream come true. I still can’t breathe.”

 

Ruth Negga, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Loving:

“I am profoundly grateful for this recognition… I can’t thank the HFPA enough for their support, this is such an honor. I am humbled to be in the company of all of these extraordinary, talented, and powerful women. It has been such a gift to share Mildred and Richard Loving’s important story with the world. I share this honor with my partner in the film, Joel Edgerton, our incredible director Jeff Nichols and everyone involved in bringing Loving to life.”

Hailee Steinfeld, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for The Edge of Seventeen:

“I am overcome with excitement and joy to be nominated for The Edge of Seventeen. We set out to make a film that would resonate with men and women of all ages because the message of self-acceptance and embracing your truth is universal.  Contrary to the reality that I face as a young actress on a daily basis, Eo17 isn’t a film about a teenage girl wrestling with her identity and self-worth because of the influence of social media defining her popularity. Instead, it’s an anthem for self-acceptance and I’m so grateful to Jim Brooks and Kelly Fremon-Craig for granting me the opportunity to play such a complex and unlikely heroine.” 

 

Amy Adams, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Arrival:

“Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who have always been so incredibly supportive of me throughout my career.  I’m really honored to be recognized for “Arrival,” a film I so deeply loved working on.  Thank you to Eric for his brilliant script, Jeremy for being an amazing partner and Denis for his incredible guidance and capturing the true heart and soul of this film. I’d also like to congratulate Tom Ford and Aaron Taylor Johnson for their “Nocturnal Animals” nominations.”

Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Miss Sloane:

“I’m thrilled to be acknowledged in this talented peer group with such amazing actresses. I would not be here without the brilliant direction of John Madden. Thank you to EuropaCorp for making such a daring film, particularly now, and thank you to the HFPA for this honor.”

Octavia Spencer, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Hidden Figures:

“I am deeply humbled to be nominated for a Golden Globe for playing this particular role. The women of Hidden Figures story are hidden no more. Thank you HFPA.”

Matt Damon, producer of Best Motion Picture, Drama, nominee Manchester by the Sea:

“Congratulations to our incredible crew and a deep thank you to Kenny Lonergan and the entire cast who poured their hearts and souls into this, and thank you as well to the HFPA for championing a little movie like ours.”

Naomie Harris, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Moonlight:

“Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing “Moonlight.” This is a true ensemble and was a labor of love for all involved. It has been an honor to be able to share Barry and Tarell’s story and to see how it has touched people so deeply.”

Pablo Larrain, director of Neruda (nominated for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language) and Jackie (nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Natalie Portman):

“We are thrilled by Neruda‘s nomination and the recognition for Natalie in Jackie. Natalie’s performance is fearless as a window into one woman who united a grieving nation. Making both films was an incredible and challenging journey, and I am grateful for the deep passion and dedication of the many artists who helped bring these movies to life. Pablo Neruda is a great figure in Chile’s history, which makes this recognition for our culture especially meaningful.  Neruda tried to change his country through his art, and Jackie’s strength helped her nation to heal. I am moved and inspired by the courage of people – like Neruda and Jackie – whose vision and leadership feel more important than ever.”

Ron Clements & John Musker (directors) and Osnat Shurer (producer), nominated for Best Motion Picture, Animated, for Moana:

“In our 40-year careers, no film has been such a labor of love or more satisfying than ‘Moana,’ about a young girl who saves the world. We’re so deeply honored that the hard work of the artists and cast is recognized by the HFPA.”

Barry Jenkins, nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay and Best Film, Drama, for Moonlight:

“What an honor to be nominated for writing [and] directing by the HFPA, an honor that wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful voice of Tarell McCraney and the passion of the cast and crew. I share these nominations with them all.”

 

Rich Moore & Byron Howard (directors) and Clark Spencer (producer), nominated for Best Motion Picture, Animated, for Zootopia:

“Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press, for this honor. It means so much to every single person who worked so hard to make ‘Zootopia’; and to make it a film that we hoped would not only entertain, but say something meaningful as well.”

Travis Knight (director/producer), nominated for Best Motion Picture, Animated, for Kubo and the Two Strings:

“My heartfelt thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for honoring Kubo and the Two Strings with this wonderful distinction.  Working with the team of wizards and geniuses at LAIKA to bring Kubo to the world has been the most rewarding, most moving experience of my professional life. I’m grateful for it. And I’m grateful that the lovingly handcrafted efforts and brilliance of our extraordinary cast and crew have been so meaningfully recognized with this nomination. At LAIKA, our great hope is that our stories reach, resonate with, and enrich the lives of people around the world, and so it means a great deal to us that the Hollywood Foreign Press, representing so many different countries and cultures, has found our work worthy of recognition. I’m elated.”

Simon Kinberg (producer), nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Deadpool:

“We are beyond thrilled. We made this movie on pure passion and love, and it’s incredibly rewarding to see that passion and love from the HFPA.

Taylor Sheridan, screenwriter, nominated for Best Screenplay for Hell or High Water:

“I am so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing HELL OR HIGH WATER and the nomination for Best Screenplay. We all worked incredibly hard on this film, and a Best Picture (Drama) nomination is such a celebration of every person involved. I am equally grateful to the cast, David Mackenzie, Carla Hacken, Peter Berg, and all the people who believed in me and fought to tell this story.”

Maren Ade, director, nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film, for Toni Erdmann:

“It is an incredible honor for all of us who worked on TONI ERDMANN, to be chosen by the people who see the most films during the year! We are completely over the moon.”

Justin Hurwitz, composer, nominated for Best Original Score, for La La Land:

“Damien and I started working on LA LA LAND over six years ago. I still can’t believe Lionsgate let us make this movie. To have the film received this way feels really great. Thank you to the HFPA for recognizing both the score and “City of Stars,” a song that wouldn’t exist without the lyrics by our amazing collaborators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.”

Damien Chazelle, director and writer, nominated for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for La La Land:

“As I’m in LA, it was a very early start to the day but the best possible news to wake up to, and I am so honored and thrilled by the nominations. Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press for celebrating LA LA LAND and for recognizing the incredible work of all the cast and crew and especially Emma, Ryan and Justin.”

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, lyricists, nominated for Best Original Song, for “City of Stars” from La La Land:

“We are so thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for nominating “City of Stars.” It was an honor to work on LA LA LAND alongside Damien Chazelle, Justin Hurwitz and the rest of the remarkable team. Congratulations to all, including our extraordinary fellow nominees!”

Justin Timberlake, nominated for Best Original Song, for “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from Trolls:

Iggy Pop and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse), nominated for Best Original Song, Motion Picture, for “Gold” from Gold:

“We have always wanted to work together again and being able to do so with Stephen Gaghan on his film wound up really bringing out something special and different. Daniel Pemberton’s score is where it started and the film was stuck in our heads for inspiration. It’s a dark song, but that’s what we do…”

John Carney, director, nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Sing Street:

“I have long celebrated the musical genre, and am so honored SING STREET was recognized by the HFPA in this category. This morning I am thrilled to be the embodiment of “third time’s a charm!”

Simon Helberg, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, for Florence Foster Jenkins:

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this incredible honor! This movie is about aiming for the F above high C regardless of what note you may land on. Working on Florence Foster Jenkins was a dream come true. Stephen is a visionary, Meryl is a God and Hugh is unparalleled.”

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