Updated: Star Reaction To Golden Globe Nods
The 68th annual Golden Globe nominations were announced by Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood in Hollywood this morning and we have the stars' reaction.
Canada's own Ryan Gosling was nominated for his role in "Blue Valentine" along with his co-star, Michelle Williams.
The Ontario-born actor said: "I am very grateful to the HFPA. I also would like to thank them for acknowledging Michelle Williams for her incredible performance. Without the 12 years of director Derek Cianfrance's unwavering vision and commitment none of this would have been possible. I share this nomination with both of them."
Michelle added: "This nomination is an honour and I am thrilled to share it with my friend, my co-conspirator, and my favorite dance partner, Ryan Gosling. Thank you so much to The Hollywood Foreign Press, The Weinstein Company and of course to the inestimable Derek Cianfrance, whose vision led and sustained us all.”
Meanwhile, "Love & Other Drugs" actress Anne Hathaway said: "When the phone rang this morning it was my mom telling me I was nominated - I was thrilled! Well, loopy and thrilled. I've been travelling and jet lag had me wide awake watching (GG winner) "Mad Men" all night. So I might celebrate by going back to sleep. Or by watching another episode (it's so good! Damn you Draper...) And I'm so happy and proud to share this honour with Jake! Thanks Hollywood Foreign Press!"
Colin Firth commented on his best actor nod for his role in "The King's Speech": "I'm truly grateful to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign press for this film, and euphoric to be in the company of so many of my colleagues."
Paul Giamatti is shooting overseas, but gave this statement on his nod for his role in "Barney's Version": "Thank you to everyone at The HFPA. It’s a great thrill to be honoured for this performance. I believe Richard made a lovely movie, and I am really happy for the film to be recognized. I share this with Rosamund, Dustin and all the cast and crew, who were a joy to work with.”
"Black Swan" star Natalie Portman reacted to her nomination, saying, "I'm very honoured by the HFPA nomination, and to be included in this group of actresses I so admire. The experience of filming "Black Swan" with [director] Darren Aronofsky and our incredible crew is already the most fulfilling experience of my career. The audience appreciation of the film is only furthering how grateful and proud I am to be part of the film."
"Burlesque" star Christina Aguilera had this to say about her first film getting nominated: "I want to thank the HFPA for recognizing our song "Bound to You". It is a ballad Sia and I wrote from the heart and one that I am extremely proud of. I am thrilled that our film "Burlesque" was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Making this movie was a life changing experience and I couldn't be more pleased that the Foreign Press has recognized the hard work the cast and I put into it. Now I am off to Paris with the cast to continue our international press tour."
"Nicole Kidman is nominated for Best Actress for her role in "Rabbit Hole". She told us: "It took more than four years to get our little movie off the ground, and to be recognized for my work in a film that means so much to me is truly such an honour. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for your continued support."
Both Annette Bening and Julianne Moore are nominated for their parts in "The Kids Are All Right". Julianne on hearing about the nod: "I was busy putting towels in the dryer this morning and didn't hear my phone ring, so when my friend called a little later I was pretty sure she was consoling me. I am SO thrilled to be nominated!"
Geoffrey Rush - who is a two-time Golden Globe winner - was nominated for his role in "The King's Speech". He told us: “Playing an Australian commoner called upon to teach a reluctant English King some life lessons for me was fascinating in itself. To have it embraced by American audiences and to be so honoured by the HFPA only endorses how global this story has become. Seeing a small scale project play into an international arena makes this all the more worthwhile. I’m very proud to be a part of this film and thrilled for my colleagues who were also nominated in such illustrious company.”
Michael Douglas is up for his part in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps". He said: "To be selected with these extraordinary nominees is an honour and boy was I ready for some good news!"
"Glee" actress Lea Michele tweeted about her nod: "So excited, happy, thrilled, & thankful this morning:) What amazing news!! So happy for our show."
"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin and former Golden Globe winner was nominated for his role on the show, saying of the honour, "'30 Rock' is back, bigger and better than ever! We are very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press."
"Nurse Jackie" actress Edie Falco told ET Canada: “My friends and I at "Nurse Jackie" are thrilled to be recognized for the work we love to do.”
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm is also up for Best TV actor: "I am thrilled to be nominated for the Golden Globe. Beyond thrilled that my friend and co-star Elisabeth Moss's fine work was nominated, and beyond, beyond thrilled that the show was once again recognized validating the work of our entire cast, writing and production staff and crew. I'm not exactly sure what is that far beyond thrilled, but that's where I am. In fact, if the 'thrill continuum' was, say, the Jersey Turnpike and 'thrilled' was like, the Meadowlands, I think I'd probably be somewhere in Hackensack. Many thanks to the HFPA for their continued support."
"Modern Family" stunner Sofia Vergara is up for her TV role, telling us, "I'm so honoured to be nominated for a Golden Globe. Working on 'Modern Family' is truly the best job and to be recognized for my work is such a gift."
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The Golden Globe Awards ceremony will air live on January 16.