Golden Globe 2016 Nominations: The Stars React

Nominations for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards are in, and the stars are reacting to the good news.

Here’s what they had to say:

Taraji P. Henson: “What an exciting golden morning.  I’m honored to
have Empire nominated as Best Drama and to share this moment with
the cast and crew. My nomination is so greatly appreciated. Thank you Golden Globes.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series — Drama for “Empire”)

Kate Winslet: “I am completely over the moon and feel so
honored to be nominated for a Golden Globe by the HFPA for this film. I am
genuinely ecstatic.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture for “Steve Jobs”)

Uzo Aduba: “Thank
you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing both myself and
our entire Orange Is the New Black family. We go to work so inspired to share
the stories of these characters, and I am beyond grateful for this tremendous
honor. Thank you, HFPA!” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “OITNB”)

(Caitriona Balfe is nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series — Drama for “Outlander”)

Will Smith: “I generally frown upon being slapped and awakened by my wife
screaming at me at at 5:30 in
the morning, but when she’s ecstatic I make an exception. I’m grateful to the
HFPA for recognizing Dr. Omalu’s inspiring and heroic story and I couldn’t
feel more honored to be included with this group of phenomenal actors. Congratulations, Dr.
Omalu. See you at the Globes.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture — Drama for “Concussion”)

Jon Hamm: “I
can only offer my humblest thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
for including me in such an impressive list of phenomenal actors and for the
support they have given to our show over the years. Thank you.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series — Drama for “Mad Men”)

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Regina King: “I
am so elated and honored to be nominated for my first Golden Globe for a role
that resonated with the viewers.  I want to thank my fellow cast members
and the whole crew of America Crime as it takes a village and I couldn’t have
done it without them.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “American Crime”)

Brie Larson: “Wow. My deepest thanks
to the HFPA – I am beyond honored, grateful, thrilled and every other
imaginable emotion to be in the company of such an inspirational group of
women, and to share this morning’s recognition with Emma, Lenny, the entire
cast and crew of Room, as well as Amy Schumer and the cast and crew of Trainwreck. What a morning! And thanks to Jacob Tremblay – you have made every
day of this journey magic.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture — Drama for “Room.” “Trainwreck,” which she was in, was nominated for Best Motion Picture — Musical Or Comedy)

Tobias Menzies: “Very excited to be nominated for
the Golden Globes and flattered to be in such talented company. I feel
indebted to the brilliant team who make the show, and the 100s
of crew who contributed so much. And, obviously, as a child of the 80s,
any list with Christian Slater on it is good with me! Thank you to the HFPA for
making my childhood fantasies a reality.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In a Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “Outlander”)

Christian Slater: “I am beyond humbled and grateful to the HFPA this morning. It’s an incredible privilege to be included with such an amazing group of actors and I’m  thrilled to be celebrating these nominations with my friend and partner in this journey, Rami Malek, our incredible leader, Sam Esmail, and the entire Mr. Robot family.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In a Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “Mr. Robot”)

Kirsten Dunst: “So proud and excited to be nominated!
Congratulations to Patrick and our show!” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “Fargo)

Mark Rylance: “I want to thank the members of the HFPA for nominating
my work in both Bridge of Spies and Wolf Hall. My work does not stand alone,
and only comes together with the help of all the talented craftspeople I have
had the pleasure to work with on Wolf Hall and Bridge of Spies, particularly
Peter Kosminsky and Steven Spielberg who are directly responsible for my
performance in both pieces. I would especially like to acknowledge my friend
Tom Hanks. I don’t think you can isolate my playing of Abel from Tom’s playing
of Donovan. It is the friendship between us as characters that should be awarded.
Many blessings.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture for “Bridge of Spies” and for Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “Wolf Hall”)

Paul Dano: “WOW! Amazing. Touched.
Humbled. Thrilled. One of the great honors and pleasures of my life to know
Brian Wilson. He has made me and so many others SMILE with his music and
spirit. So proud to tell his story and be a part of Love & Mercy. And I am
so happy to be thought of by the Hollywood Foreign Press! A true honor. Smiling
big. Love. Paul Dano.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture for “Love & Mercy”) 

(Rachel is nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series — Musical Or Comedy for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”)

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Steve Carell: “Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press. I’m very
honored. Now I guess that I have to find a tux, lose weight, and get
botox.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture — Musical Or Comedy for “the Big Short”)

Leonardo DiCaprio: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press
Association. I am incredibly grateful for their nomination, as well as the
recognition they have given to this film and to Alejandro’s vision as its
director. Making The Revenant was a true honor for me. I also want to extend
congratulations to all nominees this season. Thank you again to the HFPA.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture — Drama for “The Revenant”)

(Rob is nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In a Television Series — Musical Or Comedy for “The Grinder”)

Saoirse Ronan: “I can’t express how special it is
that this little film called Brooklyn has been embraced by so many
people around the world. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for your
support. The last time I was at the Golden Globes, I needed a chaperone – I’m
so excited to be there for a film that means this much to me.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture — Drama for “Brooklyn”)

Eddie Redmayne: “I am incredibly
grateful to the HFPA for having included me in such a brilliant troupe of
actors. I’m equally thrilled that Alicia and Alexandre have been recognised as
well. Having the opportunity to help tell Lili and Gerda’s story has been a
great privilege for me, and I am hugely grateful for the guidance, generosity
and insight given to me by the transgender community.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture — Drama for “The Danish Girl”)

(Rami is nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series — Drama for “Mr. Robot”)

Joanne Froggatt: I’m on set right now and just heard this amazing news. I am absolutely blown away! I couldn’t be more grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination and their continued support. Downton Abbey and Anna Bates have been a big part of my life for some years now. It has been the most exciting journey alongside the most wonderful people. I feel so lucky to have portrayed this character and to be recognized along side these incredibly talented actresses, who have given such strong, inspirational performances. I couldn’t be happier!!!!” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “Downton Abbey”)

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(Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for Masterpiece)

Queen Latifah: “Thank you to the
HFPA who have always been so supportive of all of my projects. This film is
such a special one to me and I am thrilled to be recognized for my work as Bessie.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “Bessie”)

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Bob Odenkirk: “What an exciting surprise for me!  The Hollywood
Foreign Press have been so supportive and willing to see what we came up with
on Better Call Saul, that means that they watched our work with an open
mind.  My fellow cast mates Michael McKean, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn,
Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and all the others are the reason why I’m doing
good work, acting opposite their excellence would make anyone better.  Of
course the writing is primo!  Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould continue to
outdo themselves with unique story, and the switched character that I am
ridiculously lucky to get to bring to life.  I’d also like to take this nomination
opportunity to also thank Bryan Cranston and the Breaking Bad gang for
inspiring us and setting such a great standard we continue to try to emulate.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series — Drama for “Better Call Saul”)

(Mark Ruffalo is nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture — Musical Or Comedy for “Infinitely Polar Bear”)

Idris Elba: “Wow
thank you to the HFPA, who have always been so amazingly supportive of me
throughout my career.  I’m so excited, in particular, to be recognized for
both Luther and Beasts of No Nation.  For Luther, what better way to
celebrate the end of a great run than with this stellar
acknowledgement. As for Beasts, I can only hope this attention will get
more people to see the brilliance of all that is Cary Fukunaga and my
extraordinary co-star Abraham Attah. I share in this exciting moment with
everyone who poured their hearts into these projects and for who I could not
have done this without.” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “Luther” and Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture for “Beasts of No Nation”)

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Michael Shannon: “I’m so grateful to be
acknowledged by the HFPA for my work. I know they are true devotees of the
cinema and I can tell every time I speak with one of them how much they care
about what they do. I am very much looking forward to this ceremony and seeing them
all again.” (Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominee for “99 Homes”)

(Lady Gaga is nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for “American Horror Story: Hotel”)

Jamie Lee Curtis: “As
I am recovering from foot surgery you could call this morning the agony
and the ecstasy. Thrilled
to represent for the crew the #SQsquad of talented youngins and our writers
Ryan, Brad and Ian. This has been a wonderful creative year and this a nice way
to keep it going!” (Nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series — Musical Or Comedy for “Scream Queens”)

(Patrick is nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In a Television Series — Musical Or Comedy for “Blunt Talk”)

Jenji Kohan: “Very cool to be recognized
by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Thanks Globe people!” (Her show, “Orange is the New Black” is nominated for Best Television Series — Musical Or Comedy)

(Amy is nominated forBest Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture — Musical Or Comedy for “Trainwreck”)

Zander Lehmann and Jason Reitman: “Thank
you Hulu for taking a chance on such a unique comedy and thank you to the HFPA
for rewarding the chance they took on us.” (“Casual,” from show creator Lehmann and Executive Producer Reitman is nominated for Best Television Series — Musical Or Comedy)

(Viola Davis is nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series — Drama for “How to Get Away with Murder”)

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