Slowly but surely stars are reacting to news that they’ve been nominated for a Golden Globe, after the nominations were announced on Tuesday morning (December 14).
Everyone from Nicole Kidman (“Rabbit Hole”) to James Franco (“127 Hours”) have expressed gratitude about the accolade. And the men of “The Social Network” are feeling equally overjoyed about their Globes recognition.
“It was an honor to be part of this wonderful movie and we’re so glad it was acknowledged by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” Jesse Eisenberg said in a statement about his nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.
Eisenberg’s co-star Andrew Garfield is also a nominee. Garfield said about his Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role nod, “I’m very touched to have been nominated by the HFPA this morning and am thrilled that ‘The Social Network’ has been recognized, as well as David [Fincher], Aaron [Sorkin], Jesse [Eisenberg] and Trent [Reznor]. The process of making this movie was an incredibly creative and joyous experience and to see the film honored in this way is truly a thrill and is something for which I’m very grateful.”
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and composer Atticus Ross scored nominations for their work on “The Social Network”; they are up for Best Original Score. The pair said they “are incredibly flattered by the recognition we’re receiving for our work scoring ‘The Social Network.’ Working with David Fincher and his team ranks among the most rewarding creative experiences either of us have experienced, and we are thankful for the opportunity. Being part of a team and watching a project you truly believe in resonate with the outside world is its own reward, but this feels pretty great, too.”
“Inception” director Christopher Nolan is nominated in directing and writing categories for the trippy flick. “I’d like to thank the HFPA for recognizing all of our hard work on ‘Inception.’ It is particularly gratifying to be recognized for a film you’ve carried with you so long, and shared with so many incredible artists and craftsmen across six countries,” he said. “It is a great honor and we are thrilled to be a part of such a prestigious group of nominees.”
After an impressive 2010, Jeremy Renner was recognized for his role in “The Town” with a Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture nomination. “I raise a cup of coffee, grinning from ear to ear at this very early hour, to the HFPA with gratitude as this represents an enormous milestone for me personally as an artist and I will be forever indebted to Ben Affleck my partner in crime.”
“Thank you to everyone at The HFPA. It’s a great thrill to be honored for this performance,” Paul Giamatti said in a statement. He’s up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for “Barney’s Version.” “I believe Richard [Lewis] made a lovely movie, and I am really happy for the film to be recognized. I share this with Rosamund [Pike], Dustin [Hoffman] and all the cast and crew, who were a joy to work with.”
Hollywood’s leading ladies also expressed excitement about their nominations. “When the phone rang this morning, it was my mom telling me I was nominated — I was thrilled! Well, loopy and thrilled,” said “Love and Other Drugs” star Anne Hathaway, who’s up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. “I’ve been traveling and jet lag had me wide awake watching ‘Mad Men’ all night. So I might celebrate by going back to sleep. Or by watching another episode (it’s so good! Damn you, Draper … ) And I’m so happy and proud to share this honor with Jake! Thanks, Hollywood Foreign Press!”
“The Kids Are All Right” co-stars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore are both up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. “Seeing our movie getting so much recognition makes me proud,” Bening said. “And being nominated alongside Julianne Moore is the best!”
“I was busy putting towels in the dryer this morning and didn’t hear my phone ring, so when my friend called a little later I was pretty sure she was consoling me,” Moore said in a separate statement. “I am so thrilled to be nominated!”
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