By Laura Rooney

Reacting to the Golden Globes

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. – Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth

I was eating breakfast at home in L.A. when I heard. It was such a surprise, it’s a wonderful thing. Now I’m in the car. On the way to a meeting. Busy day! – Jane Fonda

I opened my computer and went to And when I realized I hadn’t missed the announcements I was like, “yes!” And America and Dennis Quaid are both my friends, and then Dennis was like, “Amy Schumer, ‘Trainwreck.’” I started tearing up in bed. I look very, very gorgeous right now. – Amy Schumer

Wow! I just got nominated for a Golden Globe –  that is proper bonkers! I wanted to ‘Think Different’ in how I approached this score and working with a cinematic visionary like Danny Boyle meant I could. Since STEVE JOBS was brilliantly written by Aaron Sorkin in three acts I took three different musical approaches, so Danny got three scores for the price of one – Bargain of the year! -Daniel Pemberton

Very cool to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Thanks Globe people! – Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black

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. – Brie Larson

I am absolutely thrilled to be nominated for a Golden Globe, and to be in such terrifically talented company. I look forward to seeing you all in LA in January. Thank you. – Maggie Smith

I’m very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the nomination. This film, and working with Danny Boyle and our amazing cast, has been one of the most creative and amazing experiences of my professional life. It’s lovely to be honored.  -Michael Fassbender 

… I must say that I love this movie so much. I feel like I share this with the rest of the cast. We were such an ensemble. – Jennifer Jason Leigh

I am completely over the moon and feel so honored to be nominated for a Golden Globe by the HFPA for this film. I am genuinely ecstatic.  -Kate Winslet

I’m just sooo excited, it’s just fantastic. I could not be more thrilled. I was up early taking my children to school. It’s 3pm here in the afternoon. I was trying not to think about it and go about my day. I was gonna give my phone to my husband – because I was just feeling so tense about the whole thing – and then the announcement came out. It was such a lovely surprise. – -Kate Winsle

It has been incredibly humbling to see the reception to ‘Inside Out’ by audiences around the world. We set out to make a film that would help us better understand our children, but never imagined it would have the impact that it has, and we could not be more thrilled or filled with JOY to receive this nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press.  – Pete Docter, Director and Jonas Rivera, Producer

It’s amazing. Life keeps getting better and better. It feels good to be recognized. You’re not really thinking about anything else. – Saoirse Ronan

I’m on set right now and just heard this amazing news. I am absolutely blown away! I couldn’t be more grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination and their continued support. Downton Abbey and Anna Bates have been a big part of my life for some years now. It has been the most exciting journey alongside the most wonderful people. I feel so lucky to have portrayed this character and to be recognized along side these incredibly talented actresses, who have given such strong, inspirational performances. I couldn’t be happier!!! – Joanne Froggatt

We are all very excited and very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for embracing our film and Matt’s brilliant performance so warmly. Making The Martian was one of the highlights of my career and the fact that it is being recognized in such a generous way is fantastic and very much appreciated. – Ridley Scott

So I heard my name and my husband was still asleep because my alarm didn’t go off. I just woke up on my own. I woke up my husband and then we hugged and cuddled and then I danced. I did dance around a lot. – Rachel Bloom

I want to thank the HFPA for this incredible honor. For an independent film like ROOM to be nominated for Best Picture for the Golden Globes is an extraordinary vote of confidence and a tribute to the amazing work done by all the talented people involved in the production. I am particularly delighted for Brie Larson and Emma Donoghue. Their unique artistry is being recognized today. – Lenny Abrahamson

Creating ‘The Good Dinosaur’ has been an arduous, exhilarating, and even at times terrifying, but life-changing adventure, not so unlike Arlo’s journey in the film. On behalf of our hard working crew and everyone at Pixar, we would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for the tremendous honor of this nomination.  – Peter Sohn, Director and Denise Ream,  Producer

I’m so excited to go to the Golden Globes. It’s one of those things where I’d like to act like I’m a cool cat, like I’m totally unaffected by it. But there’s a monster red carpet, and it’s great. Once you’re in there, you get to hang out with friends. – Paul Dano

I’m so excited for Hulu. They have been supportive of us and have done such great work on our behalf.  I feel like we are part of their family and they’ve treated us so incredibly well. I feel almost happier for them than I do for the show, because they were on board with us from the start and they gave us everything we needed. They were so smart. And we’re happy to be a part of them. I’m glad we could be the first one for Hulu and hopefully there will be many more. – Zander Lehmann

Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I am incredibly grateful for their nomination, as well as the recognition they have given to this film and to Alejandro’s vision as its director. Making The Revenant was a true honor for me. I also want to extend congratulations to all nominees this season. Thank you again to the HFPA. – Leonardo DiCaprio

My life, my love, my Melinda — God only knows what I’d be without her. She was the inspiration for “One Kind of Love” and just woke me to tell me the song has been nominated for a Golden Globe — my mind is blown!  Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press and everyone involved in telling my story.  And a huge hug to Paul Dano for his nomination this great morning! I’m now going back to bed for some sweet, sweet dreams. – Brian Wilson

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! – Lady Gaga

Thank you, HFPA, for this personal honor, and for all four nominations for STEVE JOBS. This has been a very special film for all of us involved as well as a brave choice for Universal, and we’re grateful for the support you’ve shown it today.  -Aaron Sorkin

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 recognised 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. – Eddie Redmayne

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