Golden Globe Nominations: The Stars React!

Ben Affleck is seen looking dapper at the gala premiere of 'Argo' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival in London on October 17, 2012 Ben Affleck is seen looking dapper at the gala premiere of 'Argo' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival in London on October 17, 2012

Following the news of the nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globes – which will be handed out on January 13 — the stars spoke out about their big award news!

“As an actor you look for roles that are rich, complicated, and that stretch you and this year I was blessed to find two. To have the chance to play them was a gift in itself and to then be acknowledged this way is icing on the cake. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!” – Nicole Kidman, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “Paperboy” and for Best Lead Actress in a TV Movie for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

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“This is lovely news…Having had such a glorious time in India, I’m so happy for John Madden and Graham Broadbent and delighted to be included in such a wonderful group of fellow actors.” — Judi Dench, nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

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“I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring ‘Argo’ with five nominations. These nominations reflect the courage and determination of real life heroes in the US, Canada, Iran and across the globe. They honor more than 120 actors with speaking roles in multiple languages, thousands of extras in the US and abroad as well as hundreds of extraordinary crewmembers who poured their heart into the film-including the great Alan Arkin, brilliant Chris Terrio and extraordinary Alexandre Desplat, who were nominated today as well and who have my congratulations and gratitude. Thanks again to the HFPA for their support.” — Ben Affleck, whose film “Argo” was nominated for five awards

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“It’s an incredible honor to be nominated again for a show that I am so proud to be a part of. And I am thrilled that the show has been recognized as well because everyone involved works so hard. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press.” – Matt LeBlanc, Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for “Episodes”

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“I’m thrilled to be recognized by the HFPA. ‘Frankenweenie’ is a very personal project for me and the nomination goes as much to the animators who labored frame by frame to bring this film to life.” – Tim Burton, nominated for Best Animated Feature Film for “Frankenweenie”

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“It’s very gratifying to get this many nominations from the HFPA for a film I worked so hard on and am so passionate about. I look forward to having fun at the Golden Globes with my cast mates and fellow nominees.” – Quentin Tarantino, nominated for Best Director, Screenplay and Motion Picture Drama for “Django Unchained”

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“To me, being honored with a Golden Globe Nomination means even more because it’s for ‘The Newsroom.’ — Jeff Daniels, nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series Drama, “The Newsroom”

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“I feel incredibly honored to be nominated alongside Julianne, Woody and Ed, for a movie I am enormously proud to be in. I am over the moon!” — Sarah Paulson, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series for “Game Change”

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“I’m over the moon for the nom. This is a great show and a great cast and this is a recognition of all of us… But mostly me.”-- Don Cheadle, nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical, for “House of Lies”

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“The most rewarding gift for me as a songwriter is knowing that the song has somehow made a connection. I’ve been fortunate and moved to hear first hand how it has impacted others’ lives. For that, and for this nomination, I’m so very grateful and honored. To wake up to this news, as well as to Nic’s two nominations, is absolutely beautiful. What a way to start the day!!!!!” — Keith Urban, nominated with Monty Powell for Best Original Song for co-writing “For You” from “Act of Valor”

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I am thrilled to be a part of this company. Working on ‘Homeland’ has been one of the joys of my life. We have such gifted writers - I have to pinch myself every day that I get to be a part of this company. Still - the real big news we are all waiting for is Claire’s baby. When I get that call, the fireworks will really start.” — Mandy Patinkin, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series for “Homeland”

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“‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is a film that I am extremely proud of and it’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by the HFPA. I am so thankful for this nomination. I am elated to see our fearless producer Megan Ellison, our brilliant director Kathryn Bigelow, our wonderful screenwriter Mark Boal and this extraordinary film being honored today. I’m so proud and honored to play this exceptional woman.” — Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama for “Zero Dark Thirty”

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“It’s an honor, sincerely, and very humbling to be singled out this way by the HFPA. We’re grateful, and encouraged by their support, especially since our film has such a diverse, international cast, and as the HFPA represents so many countries across the globe. And a big congratulations to the amazing Jessica Chastain and my producing partner and screenwriter Mark Boal.” — Kathryn Bigelow, nominated for Best Director - Motion Picture Drama for “Zero Dark Thirty”

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“I am so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press to be nominated. It is a huge honor, and I’m thrilled for Hayden and I to represent everyone who has been working so devotedly and tirelessly on Nashville.” — Connie Britton, nominated for Best Actress in a TV Drama for “Nashville”

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