2016 Golden Globes Nominees React To Nominations
Thursday is a day of celebration for many in Hollywood, assuming you were one of the talented, lucky actors to score a 2016 Golden Globes nomination. Gossip Cop is gathering reactions from the new crop of nominees.
Lady Gaga received her first-ever Golden Globes nomination for her work in “American Horror Story: Hotel,” leading her to write on Twitter, “I apologize to my neighbors I’m still screaming in my apt in NY! I’m nominated as an actress for a Golden Globe what a dream is this real!”
Eddie Redmayne, who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in A Motion Picture – Drama last year, said about being nominated again, now for The Danish Girl, “I am incredibly grateful to the HFPA for having included me in such a brilliant troupe of actors. I’m equally thrilled that Alicia and Alexandre have been recognized as well. Having the opportunity to help tell Lili and Gerda’s story has been a great privilege for me, and I am hugely grateful for the guidance, generosity and insight given to me by the transgender community.”
Co-star Alicia Vikander had the rare honor of scoring two nominations, one for Leading Actress in a Motion Picture Drama and one for Supporting Actress. The rising star said in a statement, “I am truly thrilled and grateful to the HFPA for both these wonderful nominations! To be considered amongst all these brilliant actresses and their outstanding performances is such an honor. Working on The Danish Girl and Ex Machina were such gifts in themselves, and for this to happen is all so wonderful. Thank you.”
Brie Larson, who is widely considered the Motion Picture – Drama actress frontrunner, expressed in a statement, “Wow. My deepest thanks to the HFPA — I am beyond honored, grateful, thrilled and every other imaginable emotion to be in the company of such an inspirational group of women, and to share this morning’s recognition with Emma, Lenny, the entire cast and crew of Room, as well as Amy Schumer and the cast and crew of Trainwreck. What a morning! And thanks to Jacob Tremblay — you have made every day of this journey magic.”
Amy Schumer, who was nominated for Trainwreck, shared a photo of herself as a kid next to a glass globe, writing, “Me with my first globe predicting this moment #tbt Holy hell! Thank you Hollywood foreign press!! This is a dream.”
Idris Elba, who received both a film and TV nomination, said in a statement, “Wow thank you to the HFPA, who have always been so amazingly supportive of me throughout my career. I’m so excited, in particular, to be recognized for both ‘Luther’ and Beasts of No Nation. For ‘Luther,’ what better way to celebrate the end of a great run than with this stellar acknowledgement. As for Beasts, I can only hope this attention will get more people to see the brilliance of all that is Cary Fukunaga and my extraordinary co-star Abraham Attah. I share in this exciting moment with everyone who poured their hearts into these projects and who I could not have done this without.”
Couldn’t be more proud & honored to be nominated for a #GoldenGlobe for #TheGrinder,” tweeted TV comedy actor nominee Rob Lowe. “Great part, great show. #happy.” A surprised Mark Ruffalo tweeted, “No way! Best actor Nom for #InfinitelyPolarBear!!! Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press! Thanks for #Spotlight too!” He went on to add, “Thank you so much HFP. Totally unexpected, bowled over, so overwhelmed with gratitude.”
“Scream Queens” earned one nomination via Jamie Lee Curtis, who said in a statement, “I’m thrilled to represent this talented squad of young actors, crew and our creative engines, Ryan, Brad & Ian. Our squad goals were to deliver something very new to the world, and based on the two-hour finale, I’d say we did.” Meanwhile, “Bessie” nominee Queen Latifah commented, “Thank you to the HFPA who have always been so supportive of all of my projects. This film is such a special one to me and I am thrilled to be recognized for my work as Bessie.”
Gina Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV comedy earlier this year, and now she’ll have the chance to do so again in January. In reaction to the news, the “Jane The Virgin” star said, “Today two fantastic things happened. My work on ‘Jane’ was recognized and celebrated by some of my favorite people for a second year. And my student loans from the university that taught me to act were paid off. Education works, how serendipitous
“Better Call Saul” Star Bob Odenkirk said of his Best Actor nomination, “What an exciting surprise for me! The Hollywood Foreign Press have been so supportive and willing to see what we came up with on ‘Better Call Saul,’ that means that they watched our work with an open mind. My fellow cast mates Michael McKean, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and all the others are the reason why I’m doing good work, acting opposite their excellence would make anyone better. Of course the writing is primo! Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould continue to outdo themselves with unique story, and the switched character that I am ridiculously lucky to get to bring to life. I’d also like to take this nomination opportunity to also thank Bryan Cranston and the ‘Breaking Bad’ gang for inspiring us and setting such a great standard we continue to try to emulate.”
Michael Shannon, who scored a Supporting Actor nod for 99 Homes, said in his statement, “I’m so grateful to be acknowledged by the HFPA for my work. I know they are true devotees of the cinema and I can tell every time I speak with one of them how much they care about what they do. I am very much looking forward to this ceremony and seeing them all again.”
With Best Director and Best Picture nominations, Alejandro G. Iñárritu has a lot to celebrate. He shared, “I can’t believe this time last year we were in Calgary shooting The Revenant, and right now I’m in London and just heard the good news! I’m thrilled for our incredible cast and crew. Any nominations for this film are an acknowledgement of them, their hard work and great passion. I’m especially happy for Leo, his emotional performance and what he does is truly remarkable. This film is very personal for me; so I think I will have a drink with my daughter tonight to toast to everyone who was a part of it. Thank you to the HFPA, this is very nice.”
Ellie Goulding scored her first Golden Globe nominations for Original Song, thanks to “Love Me Like You Do” and Fifty Shades Of Grey. She tweeted, “Never thought in a million years I’d be nominated for a Golden Globe! Ecstatic.” Fellow nominees Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (Furious 7) jointly said, “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing ‘See You Again’ with a nomination for Best Original Song. We aimed to write something that truly honored the legacy of Paul Walker and are humbled it has touched so many people.”
Gossip Cop will update throughout the day.