Golden Globe Nominees React: From Nicole Kidman to Leonardo DiCaprio, Finding Fresh Ways to Say Thanks
Golden Globe Nominees, From Nicole Kidman to Leonardo DiCaprio, Find Fresh Ways to Say Thanks
There was a great deal of early-morning champagne popping across Hollywood Thursday -- not to mention a flood of bleary eyed statements of gratitude and surprise from this year's nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
Wes Anderson got the news "Moonrise Kingdom" made the shortlist via text while traveling in Europe; Nicole Kidman enthused over not one, but two nominations for her work in "The Paperboy" and "Hemingway & Gellhorn"; and "Homeland"s' Damien Lewis was excited to have an excuse to skip out on Christmas shopping and have a drink.
It's a textbook study in finding fresh ways to say "thank you."
Here's a look at how some of the movie and television business' biggest stars took the news.
NICOLE KIDMAN Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, "Paperboy" & Best Actress/Made for TV Movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
"As an actor you look for roles that are rich, complicated and that stretch you, and this year I was blessed to find two. To have the chance to play them was a gift in itself, and to then be acknowledged this way is icing on the cake. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!"
KATHRYN BIGELOW Best Director and Best Motion Picture - Drama, "Zero Dark Thirty"
"It's an honor, sincerely, and very humbling to be singled out this way by the HFPA. We're grateful and encouraged by their support, especially since our film has such a diverse, international cast, and as the HFPA represent so many countries across the globe. And a big congratulations to the amazing Jessica Chastain and my producing partner and screenwriter Mark Boal."
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ANNE HATHAWAY Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, "Les Miserables" "What a great way to wake up! I couldn't be happier or more grateful for this news. Congratulations to Hugh and everyone who worked on Les Miz for their contribution to the best picture nomination!!!"
WES ANDERSON Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, "Moonrise Kingdom" "I received this news by text message on the fast train to Berlin. The Hollywood Foreign Press has brightened a bleak snowy day in Germany for me. I could not be more pleased on behalf of our gang."
DAMIAN LEWIS Best Actor in a TV Role - Drama, "Homeland" "Just so happy to have a really good reason to stop Christmas shopping for a day. Opening a bottle immediately to celebrate my Golden Globe nomination for 'Homeland.' I'm thrilled that Claire (Danes) and Mandy (Patinkin) were also nominated for their performances, and look forward to celebrating with the whole cast in Los Angeles in January. Thank you HFPA!"
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, "Lincoln" "I'm very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for so generously acknowledging us in a year of such powerful films and performances"