Golden Globes Nominations Reaction 2017: Nominees React

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Golden Globes Nominations Reaction 2017

By Shari Weiss |

Golden Globes Nominations Reaction 2017

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The 2017 Golden Globes nominations were announced on Monday, and now the nominees are reacting. See statements and reaction tweets below!

Matt Damon, who produced Best Motion Picture – Drama nominee Manchester By The Sea, says in a statement, “Congratulations to our incredible crew and a deep thank you to Kenny Lonergan and the entire cast who poured their hearts and souls into this, and thank you as well to the HFPA for championing a little movie like ours.”

Natalie Portman, fresh off her win for Jackie at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, says of her Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama nod, “I’m so honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 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.”

Fellow nominee Ruth Negga says, “I am profoundly grateful for this recognition… I can’t thank the HFPA enough for their support, this is such an honor. I am 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. I share this honor with my partner in the film, Joel Edgerton, our incredible director Jeff Nichols and everyone involved in bringing Loving to life.”

Amy Adams, also up for the same award, shares, “Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who have always been so incredibly supportive of me throughout my career. I’m really honored to be recognized for Arrival, a film I so deeply loved working on. Thank you to Eric for his brilliant script, Jeremy for being an amazing partner and Denis for his incredible guidance and capturing the true heart and soul of this film. I’d also like to congratulate Tom Ford and Aaron Taylor Johnson for their Nocturnal Animals nominations.”

Another nominee in the same category, Jessica Chastain says, “I’m thrilled to be acknowledged in this talented peer group with such amazing actresses. I would not be here without the brilliant direction of John Madden. Thank you to EuropaCorp for making such a daring film, particularly now, and thank you to the HFPA for this honor.” Chastain’s The Help co-star Octavia Spencer, now nominated for Best Supporting Actress, comments, “I am deeply humbled to be nominated for a Golden Globe for playing this particular role. The women of Hidden Figures story are hidden no more. Thank you HFPA.”

Nicole Kidman, who was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Lion, offered a brief statement in which she says, “This nomination is even more emotional and I’m more grateful than ever before. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!” And Viola Davis, who also scored the same nod for Fences, tweeted, “Grateful to be recognized for the work brought to life by #AugustWilson. Thank you #HFPA for honoring this story of the human experience.”

Viggo Mortensen, a nominee for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, issued a statement saying, “It’s a privilege to have participated in a great ensemble story like Captain Fantastic, one that has steadily earned its place among the most admired movies of the year by virtue of the passionate response it has received from audiences everywhere. Matt Ross has made that rare kind of film that prompts people to look at the world with fresh eyes, to laugh and cry and think. I’m very proud to be a part of it.”

“Gracias. Merci. Grazie. Danke sehr. Mahalo. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this tremendous honor,” Lin-Manuel Miranda says about his Best Song nomination. “Congratulations to my fellow nominees. Over two years ago, I was lucky enough to have been given my dream job, writing songs for a Disney animated film, alongside the amazing Opetaia Foa’i & Mark Mancina. Today, for Moana to be recognized for what we created is truly beyond comprehension. ‘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, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for Rules Don’t Apply, posted an Instagram photo of her candid reaction to the nominations (see above), writing, “The moment your mom captures you being nominated for your first Golden Globe. Priceless. I still can’t breathe. Beyond honored, thankful, and proud. This can’t be real!…”

Hailee Steinfeld, who is nominated in the same category, wrote on Twitter, “CALL ME A GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE!!! OH MY GOD. I’m in tears. And on a plane. About to take off. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! #EdgeOf17.” Kerry Washington, a nominee for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Made For Television Movie, commented, “We must champion brave voices in times of adversity. Thank u @goldenglobes 4 acknowledging #CONFIRMATION in this way! Humbled by the nom.”

“Ahhhhh! Amazing! Congratulations to all these talented ladies,” “Westworld” star Evan Rachel Wood said about her competitors in the Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama category. Ryan Reynolds scored a nod for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, and tweeted, “Thank you, Golden Globes! As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight.”

Nominated for Best Actress In A Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Rachel Bloom commented, “WOW. Once again, you have made my dreams come true, @goldenglobes. I and everyone at #CrazyExGirlfriend are BEYOND grateful!!!” Fellow nominee Gina Rodriguez of “Jane The Virgin” says, “Thank you @HFPA I maybe across the world but in my heart im hugging each one of you. And thank you @JennieUrman for making me your Jane.”

Anthony Anderson scored a nod in the same category on the male side, prompting him to remark, “Here we go! What a surprise to arrive at work to this news! #blackish #goldenglobes.” Co-star Tracee Ellis Ross tweeted, “Thank you #HFPA! So excited to be a first time @GoldenGlobes nominee…what will I wear?!??!” She went on in a second tweet, “Congrats to my fellow @GoldenGlobes Best Actress TV Comedy nominees! So excited to be in this category with you! #GoldenGlobes.”

In a statement, Riz Ahmed says of his nomination for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Made For Television Movie, “Thank you HFPA! I’m absolutely thrilled to be counted amongst this year’s nominees. I’m deeply indebted to Steve Zaillian, Richard Price, HBO, to all the cast and crew of ‘The Night Of’ for their dedication in bringing this timely story to life, and all those who shared their stories of prison and prejudice with me in researching this role. It was an honour to portray Nas, and through him the untold stories of so many.”

Chrissy Metz, who joins “This Is Us” co-star Mandy Moore in the Best Supporting Actress category for television, posted, “A huge thank you to the #HFP What incredible company to be in! @goldenglobes #thisismejumpingupanddow.” The show was also nominated for Best Drama Series, prompting her to tweet, “I can’t even express the love and gratitude I have for the incredible artists of @NBCThisisUs! Congratulations to the entire company! #hfp.”

“This Is Us” actor Sterling K. Brown was nominated for Supporting Actor in a TV series thanks to “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” He says in part, “HFPA! Y’all crazy for this one… and I couldn’t be more grateful! Thank you for such a tremendous honor! What a wonderful way to finish off the year…wow!” Liev Schreiber says of his nod for Actor in a TV Drama, “What a great wake up call. ”

“Thank you to all the writers on ‘Ray Donovan,’ Ann Biderman, David Hollander, David Nevins, and the extraordinary cast of actors who carry me through every season of this show,” he continues. “Huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for continuing to support our show and for giving me another great excuse to play dress up with the boys. We are thrilled!”

Gael Garcia Bernal released a statement for his Best Actor in a Television – Musical or Comedy nomination, saying “I’m so thrilled I was nominated for ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ and that the show was nominated. I’m equally as thrilled Neruda was nominated for Best Foreign Film. I’m so lucky to be a part of both projects. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press.”

Justin Timberlake, who is up for Best Song with “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls, wrote on Twitter, “Woke up to a @goldenglobes nom! And then played hide and seek with my son before breakfast! Double win!Thank you, HFPA!!!” And Best Comedy Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus nominee quipped, “Huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Russian hackers that made our nominations possible. @goldenglobes @VeepHBO.”

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