Golden Globe Nominations: The Stars React!

Following the news of the nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globes – which will be handed out on January 12 — the stars spoke out about their big award news!

Here’s what they had to say:

Matthew McConaughey, nominated for “Dallas Buyers Club”: “I’m excited and honored that the HFPA has recognized my performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ Ron Woodroof was a revolutionary for the human spirit, and I was blessed to tell his story. I’m looking forward to spending the evening at the Golden Globes on January 12th.”

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, nominated for “Enough Said” and “Veep”: “I’m thrilled and so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. One question: does this mean I need two dresses?”

Taylor Schilling, nominated for “Orange is the New Black”: “I am so incredibly thrilled to be representing this extraordinary group of actors and so proud to be a part of Jenji Kohan’s brilliant vision. This is surreal.”

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Kerry Washington, nominated for “Scandal”: “I’m enormously grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor. It’s humbling to be nominated alongside such talented and hard-working women whose work inspires me.”

Amy Adams, nominated for “American Hustle”: “I am so honored that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized my work alongside such brilliant actresses. Also a huge congrats to the amazing writers, directors, and casts of American Hustle and Her for their nominations. Truly a day for gratitude.”

Kate Winslet, nominated for “Labor Day”: “I’m extremely surprised and absolutely thrilled to be included this year! Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.”

Judi Dench, nominated for “Philomena”: “What great news! I’m delighted, and hugely honoured to be in such magnificent company. And without the inspiration of Philomena herself I wouldn’t of course be receiving this recognition.”

Amy Poehler, nominated for “Parks and Recreation”: “I am so thrilled to be able to celebrate with the good people of Parks and Recreation, the best cast in Comedy, Drama, Broadway, and Short Foreign Documentary Film.”

Julianna Margulies, nominated for “The Good Wife”: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring our show, ‘The Good Wife,’ with three nominations. We are having an amazing season and it’s so great to be recognized by the HFPA. Congratulations to my co star, Josh Charles, and our wonderful creators, Robert and Michelle King.”

Joaquin Phoenix, nominated for “Her”: “Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing ‘Her.’ Spike wrote a wonderful story and I couldn’t be more pleased for him.”

Hayden Panettiere, nominated for “Nashville”: “I have loved working with Callie Khouri and the extraordinary cast and crew of ‘Nashville.’ Juliette Barnes is such an amazing character to take on and I am truly honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It’s been an incredible morning!”

Helen Mirren, nominated for “Phil Spector”: “This is a very proud moment for me. I would like to thank the HFPA for this nomination and as well as recognizing Al Pacino, Linda Kenny Baden, and David Mamet, all of whom were very instrumental in participation in this project.”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for “12 Years a Slave”: “It is such a huge honour to be nominated for two Golden Globes and I would like to thank the members of the HFPA for this incredible recognition. The response to ‘12 Years A Slave’ and ‘Dancing On The Edge’ from the public and media alike has been overwhelming and I am so very grateful. To have been a part of these amazing projects was a gift in itself, that the HFPA have responded in this way, truly means so much.”

Tom Hanks, nominated for “Saving Mr. Banks”: “I’m honored. The HFPA puts on a good party and I am happy to be invited.”

Idris Elba, nominated for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “Luther”: “I’m truly humbled and honored to be acknowledged for two projects that, though very different from one another, are both extremely personal and special to me. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for your support, and I would also like to give a special thank you to Mr. Mandela, who will be forever missed.”

Bradley Cooper, nominated for “American Hustle”: “I’m humbled that the HFPA recognized ‘American Hustle’ in such a big way. I’m so happy for David O. Russell and really proud of this film. To work alongside Christian, Amy, Jeremy, Jen and the entire cast of this film is a real honor.”

Alfonso Cuaron, nominated for “Gravity”: “What a great year for cinema! I’d like to congratulate my fellow nominees and, of course, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing ‘Gravity’ with four Golden Globe nominations. I had wonderful collaborators both in front of and behind the camera who took something of a leap of faith with me years ago when we set out to make this film. I share this honor with all of them. I’m very happy too for Sandy who brought this story to life and for Steve whose score drives so much of the film’s emotion, for their well-deserved nominations.”

Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for “Wolf of Wall Street”: “I’m truly honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association today. Getting this movie financed and off the ground was a dream of mine for over 6 years, and is a testament to the true collaboration between Red Granite, Sikelia, Appian Way and Paramount. This film would not have been possible without the genius of Martin Scorsese, and this incredibly talented cast and crew. Making ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ was one of the highlights of my career. Thank you again to the HFPA for their support.”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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