2014 Golden Globe Nominees Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & More React to the Good News
ICYMI, the Golden Globe nominations were officially announced bright 'n early this morning in Los Angeles in a conference hosted by Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, and Aziz Ansari. While there were also some snubs — namely, in the form of Mad Men's excellent sixth season not even getting one nomination (C'mon, Hollywood Foreign Press Association! You're better than that!) — there were also some wonderful surprises with the noms. For instance: Tatiana Maslany's Orphan Black talents finally getting recognized! (It's about time for that one.) Parks and Recreation getting a nod! Arrested Development! Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha! For every snub, there's a nomination that completely makes up for it.
All in all, everyone nominated this year truly deserved it, and it's already clear that this year's ceremony is really going to be a close race — especially in the best actor and actress categories. Everyone nominated, though, really does seem truly grateful (and, in Julia Louis-Dreyfus' case, hilariously charming) for the honor from the HFPA, judging by their reaction statements that are already being released through Twitter and PR statements.
We've got a few below for you right now, but keep checking back here for more as they come in.
Jennifer Lawrence - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, American Hustle
Thank you to the HFPA. This is so exciting. I'm thrilled that the film received so many nominations and that I get to share this with the rest of the cast.
Kate Winslet - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, Labor Day
I'm extremely surprised and absolutely thrilled to be included this year!! Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Matthew McConaughey - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, Dallas Buyers Club
I'm excited and honored that the HFPA has recognized my performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Ron Woodruff was an incredible revolutionary, for HIV and the human spirit, and I was honored to tell his story. Looking forward to spending the evening with the HFPA on January 12th.
Joaquin Phoenix - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Her
Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing Her. Spike [Jonze] wrote a wonderful story and I am really happy for him.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Enough Said / Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series, Veep
I'm thrilled and so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. One question: does this mean I need two dresses?
Daniel Brühl - Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Rush
I am deeply honoured by this nomination. Thank you to the HFPA for all their support, to be nominated in the company of such inspiring and esteemed actors is incredible. Thank you to Ron for believing in me and giving me the opportunity. I am so proud the film has been recognized as well, and delighted for Peter, Chris and the whole team. We all truly loved the experience of working on Rush and, as ever, thank you to the magnificent Niki Lauda.
Emma Thompson - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, Saving Mr. Banks
Making this film was the most satisfying and thrilling job I've had in years. It was a privilege to work with a team of people who couldn't have been bettered. I'm really honored to have been nominated.
Jim Parsons - Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series, The Big Bang Theory
Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. I know it sounds cliché, forgive me it's early, but this is really such an embarrassment of riches. In our first episodes of Big Bang, I felt there was something special about the show but I never imagined any of this. I'm truly grateful and especially thrilled the show was nominated.
Julianna Marguiles - Best Actress in a Television Drama Series, 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 costar, Josh Charles, and our wonderful creators, Robert and Michelle King.
House of Cards Executive Producer/Creator Beau Willimon - Best TV Drama Series
All of us at House of Cards are thrilled by the nominations. It's such an honor to have the collective efforts of our wonderful cast, crew, designers, directors and writers embraced by the international community and recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press. I'm particularly happy for Kevin, Robin and Corey — such a fierce trio of talent. They bring the best out of everyone they work with.
Kerry Washington - Best Actress in a Television Drama Series, 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.
Greta Gerwig - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Frances Ha
I'm so surprised and excited and honored . . . I found out from a phone call, I was asleep. I didn't know that the nominations were announced today! I had read that you get a phone call really early in the morning and my phone rang and I thought I was in trouble so I ignored it and then got really anxious that I was in trouble. [Laughs] Then I looked at my phone and saw all these nominations — not nominations! Text messages, I only got one nomination! And that's how I found out. I'm verklempt, is that a word? Yes, I'm verklempt. It was totally a surprise, I feel like a cliche. I seem like I am acting too surprised! [via PopSugar]
Tom Hanks - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, Captain Phillips
I'm honored. The HFPA puts on a good party and I am happy to be invited.
Jared Leto - Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Dallas Buyers Club
This is absolutely incredible. I want to thank the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for shining a light on Dallas Buyers Club and for celebrating independent cinema. I'm blown away by this Golden Globe Award nomination and so thankful to the incredible filmmakers for inviting me to help bring a fascinating story to the screen. This has been an unforgettable experience and I'm so very grateful to you all.
Idris Elba - Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television, Luther / Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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.
Rob Lowe - Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television, Behind the Candelabra
I'm humbled and happy to join Matt Damon and Michael Douglas at the Golden Globes to celebrate such a special project. Candelabra was a great experience, the party continues!
Tatiana Maslany - Best Actress in a Television Drama Series, Orphan Black
My phone just started blooping a lot. I saw it on Twitter before I found out any other way. Then a few of my friends were texting me...Total shock, to be honest with you. I didn’t remember that the Globes were being announced today, didn’t even think that it was a possibility. Yeah, it was really shocking. But awesome, exciting....It’s incredible. It’s a huge, huge, huge honor for me. The women in my category, I’m in total awe of them. I just feel really honored. Baffled and honored. [via TVLine]
June Squibb - Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Nebraska
Today is marvelous. I'm thrilled that Nebraska is now being seen by so many people and they realize what a special movie it is. And I'm honored to be in the company of my fellow nominees.
Lupita Nyong'o - Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, 12 Years a Slave
I can't express the excitement I felt hearing my name called while listening to the nominations from Paris this afternoon. I screamed and the tears started immediately; I was so overwhelmed! I am so happy for Chiwetel, Michael, Steve, John, and Hans. 12 Years a Slave means so much to me and having the Hollywood Foreign Press recognize it as it did, is just beyond words.
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, 12 Years a Slave / Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television, Dancing on the Edge
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.
Michael Fassbender - Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, 12 Years a Slave
I'm humbled and honoured to receive this nomination from the HFPA and thrilled for my friends Steve, Chiwetel and Lupita. I feel this is such an important film so thank you to the HFPA for all their support championing Solomon Northup's story.
Judi Dench - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, 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.
Bruce Dern - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical, Nebraska
What's wonderful about this nomination is that we started the journey a long time ago and it's so fantastic that people are supporting Nebraska. We are so happy that the Hollywood Foreign Press has given this movie a lot of love. With teammates like June Squibb, Will Forte and the rest of the cast, Alexander Payne gave us the best that we could have asked for.
Sally Hawkins - Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Blue Jasmine
I would like to thank the HPFA with all my heart- I’m so surprised and truly honoured. Making this film with Woody Allen and Cate Blanchett and the rest of our cast and crew was the most wonderful experience and very special to me. I’m so delighted for Cate too. I am overwhelmed. Thank you.
Monica Potter - Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television, Parenthood
This was a completely unexpected, wonderful surprise! I'm so thankful to the HFPA for recognizing all the hard work we (cast/crew) put into Parenthood. And, i'm so honored to be in the company of such talented women. I can't wait to go to the party of the year!
Stay tuned for more reactions as they come in.