By Laura Rooney laura@moviecitynews.com

Golden Globes Reactions

“THE DISASTER ARTIST gets nominated for big Hollywood awards!! What a story!!” – Seth Rogan via Twitter

“Thank you to the HFPA for this honor and thank you beyond measure to the one and only Billie Jean King. She is a brilliant, brave and game-changing human being, and I wish to be half the woman she is someday.” – Emma Stone

“Congratulations to and @SteveCarell on their @goldenglobes Best Actress and Best Actor nominations for @billievsbobby! Two great people who delivered two incredible performances. Proud to have played a small part in the film’s success!” – Billie Jean King

“I’m honored to have my music in Phantom Thread  nominated alongside such talented film score composers.  This is the fourth film with my friend Paul Thomas Anderson. It’s a happy and productive partnership, one where I’m given a ridiculous amount of freedom to write music and explore ideas with him. I’m very glad to see this relationship recognised by such a nomination.” – Jonny Greenwood

“The Golden Globes, hooray! What wonderful news on such a snowy day in London.” – Judi Dench

“I am amazed, flattered and very proud of my first Golden Globe Nomination. I am also honored to find myself in such company as I am a serious admirer of all the work of all the other nominees.” – Gary Oldman

“We are so grateful to the HFPA for honoring “Coco,” which itself honors the distinction and cultural pride of Mexico and the beautiful celebration of Día de Muertos. It is a story that we hope can build bridges between generations, communities, and cultures. On behalf of the many people who worked so hard to bring this story to life, we would like to say ‘thank you’ for this recognition.” – Lee Unkrich,  Darla K. Anderson, Adrian Molina

“We are thrilled by the recognition for the film, and most especially for Daniel Kaluuya, this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Congratulations to Daniel and our cast and crew, who all worked so hard on bringing this film to life. We are also grateful to feel so supported by fans and audiences who continue to champion the film.” – Jordan Peele, Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum

“Thanks so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not only recognizing my work in The Shape of Water, but that of Guillermo, our amazing cast and the whole creative team. I’m ecstatic and truly humbled!!” – Octavia Spencer

“I am so thrilled to be recognized for the role of LaVona in “I, Tonya”! My wonderfully talented friend, Steven Rogers, wrote the part for me, which makes it so much sweeter.” – Allison Janney

“I am very proud of this nomination. Guillermo has offered me the most beautiful story, allowing me to convey the universality of Love, Cinema and Music. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association!” – Alexandre Desplat

“We are thrilled and honored to be nominated. We want to thank the HFPA for giving us a reason to bust out our finest tuxedos and footballs.” – Seth Rogan

“Over 7 years ago we began the journey to make @greatestshowman a major motion picture. Through all of the (literal) blood, sweat and tears … giving up was never an option. As it is said, with great risk comes great reward. Thank you #hfpa for all 3 nominations. What an awesome morning for the entire Showman family. See you on 1.7.18.” – Hugh Jackman via Twitter

“I’m so thankful for my second nomination. Would absolutely not be possible without our amazing Showrunner, Prentice Penny, our dope director, Melina Matsoukas and our amazing writers. This is an acting nomination so I’m especially grateful to all my co-stars, and especially Yvonne and Jay for constantly lifting me up. Thanks to the HFPA and everybody who supports INSECURE!” – Issa Rae

“What a beautiful gift. Thank you with all my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press for honoring this special film and my part in it. I am so very humbled by this acknowledgement. Every piece of this film was and is a gift for me. Working with Guillermo del Toro along with this exceptional cast and crew was one of the most extraordinary heart expanding experiences. He is one of the greatest filmmakers of our time I believe. And I am beyond thrilled that his vision, his ingenuity and artwork has been recognized in this way…. Thank you with all my heart thank you. I believe in magic and this is a magical thing.” – Sally Hawkins

“I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honor. It’s simply amazing to be recognized with the other awe-inspiring actresses in this category. Greta Gerwig has crafted such a beautiful, intimate and heartfelt comedy about the sacred relationship between a mother and daughter and I can’t say enough how gratifying it is to be a part of a film that has touched so many. I thank Greta for her incredible vision and to Saoirse Ronan for being the perfect Lady Bird.” – Laurie Metcalf

“Honored and grateful for nomination of …The story of a BIG Bull with a BIG message of being yourself and being PROUD of who you are.” – John Cena via Twitter

“Thank you to the HFPA, who have been supportive of my work since I played James Dean 16 years ago. I am grateful that they have recognized our film “The Disaster Artist” for Best Comedy, and for nominating me as an actor. This movie could only have happened because I was supported by my family and friends. I acted opposite my brother, Dave, and it was produced by my friend of 20 years, Seth Rogen, and his company Point Grey. From the incredible writers, Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, to the amazing cast, and our regular crew, this movie was blessed and a gift to be a part of. I’m sure the real Tommy Wiseau is pretty happy right now too.” – James Franco

“I am so overjoyed to be nominated for both my role as Florence and for the song ‘Mighty River.’ Dee created such an incredible film and special character for me to play. In fact ‘Mudbound’ inspired me so much, I was able to write and sing ‘Mighty River.’ Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor.” – Mary J. Blige

“I am thrilled by today’s recognition by the HFPA and particularly happy for our nominees who made this movie happen —Meryl and Tom, Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and of course, John Williams. I only wish Kay Graham were still here to experience how much her story affects all of us.” – Stephen Spielberg

“Very happy the work of the others on ‘The Post’ has been given the attention they deserve. Thank you to the HFPA.” – Tom Hanks

“AHHHHHH!!!! WE DID IT!!!! Home from @FerdinandMovie is nominated for best original song at the @goldenglobes! Thank you to the HFPA for this incredible honor & to my family for being the inspiration for this song. Thank you @tranterjustin for writing this song with me!” – Nick Jonas

“Jessica [Chastain] and I are thrilled to be representing ‘Molly’s Game’ at the Golden Globes. By recognizing our work the HFPA has recognized the work of roughly two-hundred technicians, carpenters, painters, designers, editors, engineers, musicians and actors — particularly Idris Elba and Kevin Costner– to say nothing of our producers and STX. I’d like to send a personal congratulations to Jessica, who straps the movie to her back in the first scene and doesn’t put it down until the end credits roll and who brings this unique movie heroine to spectacular life. Thank you to the HFPA and congratulations to all the nominees.” – Aaron Sorkin

“I’m so honored and excited about these nominations! Congrats to the Blue Sky and Fox teams for being a part of this journey with me. Congrats to Nick Jonas for creating such a beautiful and powerful song for Ferdinand!!! Go team!!!!” – Carlos Saldanha

“Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association! This is such an incredible morning for everyone involved in ‘Lady Bird!’ I could not be more thrilled for Saoirse and Laurie, who gave such beautiful and layered performances. Those two ladies are my inspiration, and I am so happy that their amazing performances are acknowledged. Filmmaking is the ultimate collaborative art form, and none of it would have been possible without our entire cast, crew, producers and the incomparable A24 whose unyielding support I am so grateful for. Thank you!” – Greta Gerwig

“My career has been enriched by international projects, film festivals and foreign releases so I am particularly grateful to be recognized by the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project,’ a film which I am very proud of.” – Willem Dafoe

”I‘m thrilled to receive the news today of the film’s six Golden Globe nominations, and especially that my good friends Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, and our composer Carter Burwell, have been recognized for their brilliant work.” – Martin McDonagh

 

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The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh

 

“I have made few films in a way. I never made action films. I never made science fiction films. I never made, really, very complicated settings, because I had modest ambitions. I knew they would never trust me to have the budget to do something different, so my mind is more focused on things I know. So they were always mental adventures I wanted to approach and share. Working for cinema with no – not only no money, but also no ambition for money. I was happy and proud [to receive the honorary Oscar] because of that, that [the Academy] could understand what kind of work I have done over 60 years. I stayed faithful to the ideal of sharing emotion, impressions, and mostly because I have so much empathy for other people that I approach people who are not really spoken about. I have 65 years of work in my bag, and when I put the bag down, what comes out? It’s really the desire of finding links and relationships with different kinds of people. I never made a film about the bourgeoisie, about rich people. about nobility. My choices have been to show people that are, in a way, more common and see that each of them has something special and interesting, rare and beautiful. It’s my natural way of looking at people. I didn’t fight my instincts. And maybe that has been appreciated in the famous circle of Hollywood.“

Agnes Varda