Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Portman and more stars react to their Golden Globe nominations

True stories, small independent movies and blockbusters picked up Golden Globe nominations on Monday in a list that recognised fresh faces as well as established stars.

hollywood Updated: Dec 14, 2016 07:29 IST
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Actor Ryan Reynolds arrives for the premiere of Deadpool in New York, February 8, 2016. (REUTERS)

True stories, small independent movies and blockbusters picked up Golden Globe nominations on Monday in a list that recognised fresh faces as well as established stars.

Following are some reactions to the nominations, which are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, through statements, phone and social media.

Natalie Portman, best actress nominee for Jackie

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in a scene from the film, Jackie. (AP)

“I had such a beautiful experience making this film with the most wonderful cast and crew, and particularly with our great director, Pablo Larrain, that it feels like icing on the cake to be nominated.”

Emma Stone, best actress nominee for La La Land

Emma Stone in La La Land.

“Wow! What a great way to start a Monday. I am so honoured to be a part of this incredible film.”

Damien Chazelle, best director and screenplay nominee for La La Land

“As I’m in L.A., it was a very early start to the day but the best possible news to wake up to, and I am so honoured and thrilled by the nominations.”

Casey Affleck, best actor nominee for Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea.

“It will actually be my first time attending the Golden Globes and I’ve been working for more than 20 years, so this moment isn’t lost on me.”

Matt Damon, producer of best drama nominee Manchester by the Sea

“Congratulationsto our incredible crew and a deep thank you to (writer and director) Kenny Lonerganand the entire castwho poured their hearts and souls into this,and thank you as well to the HFPA for championing a little movie like ours.”

Dev Patel, best supporting actor nominee for Lion

Dev Patel appears in a scene from Lion. (AP)

“I literally just woke up to this news. I am so humbled to be acknowledged in a category alongside these incredible gentlemen. I’m feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude for my real family back home in London and in India and for my Lion family, especially for the leader of our pride, director Garth Davis.”

Nicole Kidman, best supporting actress nominee for Lion

Nicole Kidman and Sunny Pawar appear in a scene from Lion. (AP)

This nomination is even more emotional, and I’m more grateful than ever before.”

Mel Gibson, best director nominee for Hacksaw Ridge

“This film was a labour of love for everyone involved, and is also about a man who truly exemplified love and goodness. It’s thrilling to see Andrew Garfield nominated today since he is the beating heart of our film.”

Andrew Garfield, best actor nominee for Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Garfield in a scene from Hacksaw Ridge. (AP)

“It’s an honour to stand with actors like Denzel Washington who have inspired me since I was old enough to watch movies. I’m very proud of Hacksaw Ridge and I share this with Bill Mechanic, David Permut and Mel who led the charge on this project with great vision, humility, integrity and love. I dedicate this nomination and my work to the incomparable Desmond Doss and all those who sacrifice themselves in the service of the protection and freedom of others. He is a profound symbol of healing and compassion for the times we are in.”

Ryan Reynolds, best actor nominee for Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds in a still from Deadpool.

“As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight.”

Naomie Harris, best supporting actress nominee for Moonlight

“I am so over the moon. It’s fantastic. ‘Moonlight’ was a tiny little movie made for a very small budget. I don’t think anyone thought when making it that it would get this kind of attention.”

Hugh Grant, best actor nominee for Florence Foster Jenkins

Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins.

“It’s extremely nice of the HFPA to nominate me,and I’m very grateful and touched. I’m forever indebted to Stephen Frears for offering me such a juicy role in such a classy film.I’m also thrilled to see that my co-stars - up-and-comer Meryl Streep and the always peerless Simon Helberg - have also been nominated.”

Amy Adams, best actress nominee for Arrival

Amy Adams in a still from Arrival.

“I’m really honoured to be recognised for Arrival, a film I so deeply loved working on.”

Octavia Spencer, best supporting actress nominee for Hidden Figures

“I am deeply humbled to be nominated for a Golden Globe for playing this particular role. The women of the ‘Hidden Figures’story are hidden no more.”

Ruth Negga, best actress nominee for Loving

“Iam humbled to be in the company of all of these extraordinary, talented, and powerful women. It has been such a gift to share Mildred and Richard Loving’s important story with the world.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best TV comedy actress nominee for Veep

“Huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Russian hackers that made our nominations possible.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, best original song nominee for “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

“Gracias. Merci. Grazie. Danke sehr. Mahalo... ‘How Far I’ll Go’ not only embodies the spirit of our heroine but the central lesson from the film — dream big, listen to your gut, don’t give up, never forget where you came from, and one day you might just save the world.”

Lily Collins, best actress nominee for Rules Don’t Apply

“I’ve never felt so shocked, honoured, and proud. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my fearless leader and mentor Warren Beatty, the Hollywood foreign press, and to all those involved with ‘Rules Don’t Apply.’ Sharing this moment with my mom sitting on our couch in the dark is something I’ll never forget. It’s a complete dream come true. I still can’t breathe.”

Hailee Steinfeld, best actress nominee for The Edge of Seventeen

“I am overcome with excitement and joy to be nominated for The Edge of Seventeen. ... Contrary to the reality that I face as a young actress on a daily basis, Eo17 isn’t a film about a teenage girl wrestling with her identity and self-worth because of the influence of social media defining her popularity. Instead, it’s an anthem for self-acceptance.”

Dan Fogelman, creator of best TV drama nominee This Is Us

“What a morning.The last time my phone started ringing like that at 5:30 a.m., I think my grandfather had died.This continues to be the wildest, craziest, and most rewarding ride for all of us.”

Jill Soloway, creator of best TV comedy nominee Transparent

“The Globes always lead the industry in recognising the new, the subversive, the wild front-runners. What an honour it was for me to wake up and see that ‘Transparent’ continues to be part an important and lauded part of our culture. How thrilling, also that Jeffrey Tambor’s marvelous and gorgeous portrayal of Maura Pfefferman is getting love.”

Garth Jennings, writer and director of best animated movie Sing

“It is absolutely thrilling to hear ‘Sing’ is nominated for a Golden Globe, and on behalf of everyone who worked on the movie, I’d like to give a huge thanks to the wonderful folks of the HFPA, a massive high five to our fellow nominees.”

Taylor Sheridan,writer ofbest screenplay and best drama nominee Hell or High Water

“I am so grateful to the Hollywood foreign press for recognising Hell or High Water.... (It) is such a celebration of every person involved.I am equally grateful to the cast, David Mackenzie, Carla Hacken, Peter Berg, and all the people who believed in me and fought to tell this story.”

Directors Rich Moore and Byron Howard, producer Clark Spencerfor best animated movie nominee Zootopia.

“It means so much to every single person who worked so hard to make ‘Zootopia’and to make it a film that we hoped would not only entertain, but say something meaningful as well.”

Pablo Larrain, director of best foreign language film Neruda, and Jackie

“We are thrilled by ‘Neruda’s nomination and the recognition for Natalie in ‘Jackie.’ Natalie’s performance is fearless as a window into one woman who united a grieving nation. ...Pablo Neruda is a great figure in Chile’s history, which makes this recognition for our culture especially meaningful.Neruda tried to change his country through his art, and Jackie’s strength helped her nation to heal. I am moved and inspired by the courage of people - like Neruda and Jackie - whose vision and leadership feel more important than ever.”

Rami Malek, best TV actor nominee for Mr. Robot

“I’m thrilled to be sharing this moment with my co-star and fellow nominee Christian Slater. I am so thankful for the brilliant mind of Sam Esmail, USA Network, Universal Cable Productions, and the exceptionally gifted cast, crew, and writers of ‘Mr. Robot.’“

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First Published: Dec 13, 2016 19:08 IST