Golden Globe Nominations: The Stars React!

Angelina Jolie steps out at the premiere of 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' at the School of Visual Arts in New York City on December 5, 2011 Angelina Jolie steps out at the premiere of 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' at the School of Visual Arts in New York City on December 5, 2011

Following the news of the nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globes – which will be handed out on January 15 — the stars spoke out about their big award news!

“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.” — Angelina Jolie, Writer/Director, “In the Land of Blood and Honey”

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“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.” — Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, “J. Edgar”

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“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. It’s an honor and pleasure to be recognized by them, and for their support on this project that is so dear to me and fun to make. “ — Matt LeBlanc, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical, “Episodes”

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“I’m over the moon to be nominated for a Golden Globe. Thank you to the HFPA and thanks also to Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon for asking me to be part of such special project. I might even be in Season 2 now…” — Damian Lewis, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, “Homeland”

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“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.” – Kelsey Grammer, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama, “Boss”

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“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.” — Martin Scorsese, nominated for Best Director – Motion Picture, “Hugo”

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“To be recognized for portraying one of the greatest actors of our time is truly an honour, and I am incredibly thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their continued support of our film. Working alongside Michelle 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.” — Kenneth Branagh, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical, “My Week with Marilyn”

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“I’m so excited and grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honor, as well as for recognizing the brilliance of both Alexander Payne and George Clooney. Creating The Descendants was such a magical time in my life, and to now be in the company of so many remarkable nominees this year is truly humbling. This entire journey has been a once in a lifetime experience that I am incredibly thankful for.” — Shailene Woodley, Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, “The Descendants”

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“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.” — Michael Fassbender, Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama, “Shame”

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“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.” — Jeremy Irons, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama, “The Borgias”

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“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.” — Meryl Streep, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, “The Iron Lady”

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“It is an absolute honor to be nominated. It was a great movie to work on and I couldn’t be happier to be recognized by the HFPA.” — Owen Wilson, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, “Midnight in Paris”

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“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!” — Jean Dujardin, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical, Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical, “The Artist”

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“I am just thrilled that Bernie and I have been nominated for a Golden Globe. What a great end to a fantastic year!” — Elton John, nominated for Best Original Song, “Hello Hello” from “Gnomeo & Juliet”

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“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.” – Berenice Bejo, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical, “The Artist”

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“I am absolutely delighted for myself and for everyone involved in The Guard, especially writer/director John Michael Mc Donagh, who gave me the gift of Sergeant Gerry Boyle. I love that something so culturally specific can receive such prestigious international recognition. It renews the faith!” — Brendan Gleeson, nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, “The Guard”

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