The 70th Annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning from Hollywood, recognizing the best in film and television. From Nicole Kidman to Tim Burton, read on below for the stars’ reactions to their big honours!
Nicole Kidman, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Paperboy and Best Actress Mini-Series or TV Movie, Hemingway & Gellhorn: “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!”
Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama, Zero Dark Thirty (ET Canada talks to her about her role in this film on tonight’s show): “Zero Dark Thirty is a film that I am extremely proud of and it’s a tremendous honour 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.”
Emily Blunt, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen: ”I’m so incredibly thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing our little movie that could. Ewan and the entire cast and crew could not be more deserving of this honor, and I’m thrilled that I’m able to share this moment among such a fantastic group of nominees.”
Judi Dench, nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, : “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.”
Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Django Unchained: “I’m truly honoured to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association today. Django Unchained was a remarkable experience and I consider myself lucky to work with Quentin and the entire cast on the film. I’m particularly proud to be named alongside my fellow Django nominees.”
Tim Burton, nominated for Best Animated Feature, Frankenweenie: “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.”
Clive Owen, nominated for Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie, Hemingway & Gellhorn: “I’d like to say a big thank you to The Hollywood Foreign Press. I am really thrilled as this recognition is for a piece of work I’m very proud of and had such a good time on.”
Quentin Tarantino, nominated for Best Picture – Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay, Django Unchained: “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.”
Kathryn Bigelow, nominated for Best Director and Best Picture – Drama, Zero Dark Thirty: “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 represent so many countries across the globe. And a big congratulations to the amazing Jessica Chastain and my producing partner and screenwriter Mark Boal.”
Keith Urban, nominated for Best Original Song as co-writer of For You from Act of Valor: “The most rewarding gift for me as a songwriter is knowing that the song has somehow made a connection,” said Urban. ”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!!!!!
Director Rich Moore, nominated for Best Animated Feature, Wreck-It Ralph: “Wreck-It Ralph was a labor of love for our entire team at Walt Disney Animation. We are so proud of the hard work that went into making this film, and to see it be recognized with a nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is truly an honor for all of us.”
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