Nicole Kidman, Constance Wu, Mahershala Ali & More React To Their Golden Globe Nominations

The 2019 Golden Globe nominations are in and we have all the reaction from this year’s nominees.

With exactly one month to go until the ceremony, actors Christian Slater, Terry Crews, Danai Gurira and Leslie Mann were all on hand to announce the nominees bright and early from the Beverly Hilton Hotel Thursday morning.

The satirical bio-pic “Vice” leads in film nominations, picking up six including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, thanks to an impressive performance from Christian Bale. “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” picked up four nominations, leading the pack within the television categories. Stars Darren Criss, Édgar Ramírez and Penélope Cruz all received nods for their work on the limited series.

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ET Canada has reached out to the nominees to find out how they’re feeling about the honour:

Nicole Kidman, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama nominee for “Destroyer”: “I am so grateful to be nominated for such an untraditional female character. Erin Bell is complicated, raw and dangerous, and it was a privilege to portray her. I share this with Karyn Kusama as well as all of the cast and crew; it was truly a passion project for all of us. A huge thank you to The Hollywood Foreign Press.”

Emily Blunt, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy nominee for “Mary Poppins Returns”: “Thank you ever so much to the HFPA! I’m blown away and over the moon. I delighted in playing every aspect of this extraordinary and iconic character. The entire experience working on it was spellbinding and that’s largely to do with the incomparable Rob Marshall who took on this project with great love, depth and courage in his heart. I’m thrilled for Lin and for the recognition for our beautiful score as well as the film as a whole. Thank you again.”

Charlize Theron, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy nominee for “Tully”: “I honestly didn’t expect this and am completely thrilled. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this incredible nomination. I loved playing Marlo, so this is a real honour.”

Viggo Mortensen, Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy nominee for “Green Book”: “I am grateful to the HFPA for this recognition, and proudly share it with Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini and the rest of Green Book’s wonderful cast. Thank you, Peter Farrelly, for making a movie that inspires hope and compassion. By inviting audiences to laugh and be genuinely moved, and also to think profoundly about our society’s past and present, you have given us a story equal to the best work of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges.”

Mahershala Ali, Best Actor in a Supporting Role nominee for “Green Book”: “I’d like to thank the HFPA for this extraordinary honour. I’m humbled that all our work has been recognized in such a broad capacity, especially that of my friends Viggo Mortensen and Peter Farrelly. Green Book offered a unique opportunity to embody a man with breadth, virtuosity and complexity. I’m so grateful that our story has resonance in a time that calls for empathy.”

Rami Malek, Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama nominee for “Bohemian Rhapsody”: “To play Freddie Mercury was a profound honor. To be a part of telling a story like this, of lives like these, is something I will forever cherish. I am eternally grateful to Brian May and Roger Taylor, and to Graham King, Denis O’Sullivan, 20th Century Fox and New Regency. I feel deeply fortunate and grateful to be acknowledged by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Thank you. Finally, my most heartfelt and humbled thank you to the man this is for and because of, Freddie.”

Rachel Weisz, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy nominee for “The Favourite”: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing The Favourite. I’m so proud to be nominated alongside such a brilliant group of actresses, including my incredible co-star Emma. And all hail our nominated Queen Olivia! These honours are a testament to the brilliance of our director Yorgos Lanthimos.”

Melissa McCarthy, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama nominee for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”: “I am thrilled and amazed to be nominated by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press. I’m so proud of my non-biological brother — Richard E. Grant — on his nomination. Forever grateful to Marielle Heller, our brilliant ship’s captain. I’m humbled to be in the company of the other dreamy nominees.”

Claire Foy, Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for “First Man”: “It’s such an honour to receive this nomination today. I’m so proud of First Man and share this nomination with all the cast and crew. I also share this with the entire Armstrong family who have been so generous and kind throughout the whole process of making this film. Thank you so much HFPA…see you in January!!!!”

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Richard E. Grant, Best Actor in a Supporting Role nominee for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”: “I am utterly stunned and astonished to be nominated by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Humbled and enormously THRILLED to be sharing this honour with Melissa McCarthy, my true partner in crime!!! Gratitude abounds for our brilliant director Marielle Heller.”

John C. Reilly, Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy nominee for “Stan & Ollie”: “I am so honoured to receive this nomination from the members of the HFPA. I’m honoured on behalf of Sony Classics and our entire film to be included in such an impressive group of actors but most of all, I’m so pleased to see the great Babe himself, Oliver Hardy acknowledged in this way. He’s got a sweet grin on his face this morning wherever he is, just like me. Long live the eternal clowns Laurel and Hardy.”

Timothée Chalamet, Best Actor in a Supporting Role nominee for “Beautiful Boy”: “WOW! Have woken up with a rush of gratitude and excitement this morning! I see the other men in my category, some of whom I’ve already gotten a chance to meet, and I am humbled to even be considered alongside their wonderful performances. Thank you to the HFPA for supporting another indie-minded film, I am soaking up all the gratitude I can. Thank you!”

Emma Stone, Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for “The Favourite”: “Thank you to the members of the HFPA for this honour! It was an unbelievable joy to get to work alongside my two true loves, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz on this film, along with all the other wonderful actors, Tony, Deborah, and our incredible producers. The Favourite wouldn’t exist without the visionary that is Yorgos Lanthimos. Thank you especially to Yorgos for your guidance, brilliance, and friendship.”

Glenn Close, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama nominee for “The Wife”: “I’m beyond thrilled and especially thankful for Meg Wolitzer who wrote the novel and Jane Anderson who wrote the screenplay fifteen years ago, and for Rosalie Swedlin and Claudia Bluemhuber who had the crazy passion to bring it to the screen. I share this with the brilliant Jonathan Pryce, who was the only one to received a Nobel Prize for literature this year, even if it was just in a movie…and most of all director Bjorn Runge who made my performance possible.”

Regina King, Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for “If Beale Street Could Talk” & Best Actress in a Limited Series nominee for “Seven Seconds”: “I cannot even put into words how I feel right now hearing this exciting news from set. Just elated. So proud of these two amazing and beautiful projects. I’m incredibly lucky and humbled that these roles chose me. For Beale Street, honoring the words and legacy of James Baldwin is truly special. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press!”

Lucas Hedges, Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama nominee for “Boy Erased”: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination, which I proudly share with the LGBTQIA community as well as with Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, the rest of the cast and crew, and most of all, with Garrard.  I was honoured to be a part of this story which will hopefully one day help put an end to conversion therapy in the United States where it is currently still legal in 36 states.”

Willem Dafoe, Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama nominee for “At Eternity’s Gate”: “Waking up in the dark this morning, getting ready and heading out to film into the freezing Canadian Rockies, I received this wonderful news. Today will make for a much warmer day.”

Lady Gaga, Best Actress In A Motion Picture — Drama nominee for “A Star Is Born”: “I’m so grateful for all of the nominations for ‘A Star Is Born’ today! The film has truly been a passion project for everyone involved and we‘ve all become a family. I couldn’t be more happy to see Bradley recognized for his incredible vision and performance. And for the recognition for my songwriting collaboration with the amazing Mark, Anthony and Andrew for “Shallow”. And I can’t believe I’m nominated as best actress at the Golden Globes for a film! I am so appreciative of the HFPA’s support. Thank you so much.”

Elsie Fisher, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy nominee for “Eighth Grade”: “Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honour. It’s been an incredible journey so far, and I feel very lucky to be part of it. I share this with Bo Burnham. Without him, none of this would ever be possible. He created a character that has left a mark on people of all ages and I will be forever grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to bring Kayla to life.”

Director Jon M. Chu, Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy nominee for “Crazy Rich Asians”: “Can I put emojis in a quote? Because 😮😭🙏❤️  Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think our movie would be embraced to this magnitude by the audience and now the HFPA. What an honour to be included on such a beautiful list of diverse human experience stories amongst storytellers I have looked up to my entire life. I could not be more proud of our movie, our cast, our community and our industry. In response to Eleanor Young, we were always good enough.”

Director Alfonso Cauron, Best Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director nominee for “Roma”: “I am so grateful to the HFPA for honouring Roma. I share this with everyone on the cast and crew who helped me bring this film to life, a big part of this thanks go to Yalitza Aparicio who is the heart of the film. When I came up with this idea over 12 years ago, I couldn’t imagine that the story of Cleo would have such a profound impact on audiences around the world. Thank you to the HFPA for recognizing this in Roma and continuously championing my work. At its core, this film is about celebrating families and people, and encourages in my belief that the human experience is one and the same for all.”

Spike Lee, Best Director nominee for “BlacKKKlansman”: “I found out about these Golden Globe Nominations for BlacKKKlansman in between advising my NYU Grad School students because I teach on Thursdays.  The first word that came to mind was ‘BOOM SHAKALAKA’. Thank you to the HFPA!”

John David Washington, Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama nominee for “BlacKKKlansman”: “Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for this incredible honour and for your support of BlacKKKlansman. My deepest appreciation to the legendary Spike Lee – we stand on your shoulders, sir. Thank you to the most talented group of actors and the crew, and to Focus Features for their unwavering support. Most importantly — Ron Stallworth, you’re a hero. Thank you for allowing me to tell your story on screen. This is a surreal moment, wow. Thank you.”

Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, and Marc Platt, Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy nominees for “Mary Poppins Returns”: “We are so thrilled and grateful to be honoured by the Hollywood Foreign Press today. Mary Poppins Returns is a true passion project straight from our hearts — so to be recognized in this way feels like a magical adventure Mary Poppins herself would have dreamt up!”

Producer, Writer & Director Janet Mock, Best Television Series nominee for “POSE”: “POSE has given those rarely reflected access to a mirror to see themselves more clearly. A cast and crew of unknown trans and gay actors have been given a chance to tell their own stories, as their own heroes. I am most overjoyed by this recognition of our show and the talents of our leading man Billy Porter because it has the potential to bring more people to POSE, convincing those who may not believe a family drama like ours is for them. Trust me, it is.”

Director & Executive Producer Sam Esmail, Best Television Series — Drama nominee for “Homecoming”: “I am immensely proud of the work of the entire cast and crew on Homecoming. And I am thrilled to see Julia’s and Stephan’s incredible performances recognized, they are a remarkable talent. On behalf of all of us, we are truly honoured and gratified to be in such great company. Thank you to everyone at the HFPA. And I’d also like to add a shout out to my boy, Rami Malek, he deserves all the praise and more.”

Director & Executive Producer Ben Stiller, Best Limited Series nominee for “Escape at Dannemora”: “I am honoured the HFPA has recognized our show.  We’re grateful to Showtime for believing in this production and supporting it so fully, and the people of the North Country and Clinton Correctional for helping to bring it to life. I’m so proud of Patricia for her fearless work, and our whole cast and crew who worked so hard to tell this story.”

Michael Douglas, Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy nominee for “The Kominsky Method”: “It is such an honour to be nominated as a comedy actor for The Kominsky Method.”

Hugh Grant, Best Actor in a Limited Series nominee for “A Very English Scandal”: “Very very kind of the Hollywood Foreign Press. Am opening a jumbo jar of Vaseline in celebration.”

Antonio Banderas, Best Actor in a Limited Series nominee for “Genius: Picasso”: “Thanks to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press for this recognition that I share with the phenomenal team of great professionals that National Geographic put together to create this complicated, controversial and amazing Genius. I would love also to mention my home town of Málaga, birth place of Picasso too, for its continual effort to become a referential city of culture.”

Patricia Clarkson, Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series nominee for “Sharp Objects”: “What a thrill and an honour to be nominated alongside phenomenal actresses.  Today was a triumph for Sharp Objects.  Working on this limited series was a remarkable process and I’m grateful to have been a part of it.”

Penélope Cruz, Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series nominee for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”: “Playing Donatella, who I admire so much was a huge honour and working with Ryan was a truly wonderful experience. I am so grateful to the HFPA for this nomination and even more excited that Edgar, Darren and the show are being recognized as well. Thank you.”

Connie Britton, Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series nominee for “Dirty John”: “Wow this was a true surprise this morning. I am really grateful to the HFPA who have been so supportive and always ask questions that go deeper. And for everyone at Dirty John who worked so hard to bring this complicated story to life, and my partner in crime Eric Bana, as well as the rest of our incredible cast. Thank you thank you and let’s keep talking about it!”

Billy Porter, Best Actor in a Television Series — Drama nominee for “POSE”: “WOW! Thank you to the HFPA for supporting and embracing our show. And to Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk and the POSE gang for believing in us. I’m so grateful to have lived long enough to see this day when the stories of LGBTQ people of color are front and center! The category is…LOVE!”

Bill Hader, Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy nominee for “Barry”: “I’m beyond honored to be nominated with these other actors and amazing series.  But I’m especially happy to see Mr. Winkler back in the mix. He’s a legend.”

Alan Arkin, Best Supporting Actor in a Series nominee for “The Kominsky Method”: “This is wonderful news for us, Michael Douglas, and everyone associated with the show.”

Kristen Bell, Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy nominee for “The Good Place”: “I am elated at the news of my nomination but more importantly for the show. I have never worked with a more efficient, fun and smart cast and crew and I’m grateful everyone is getting the recognition they deserve. It truly is a dream job and this nomination is a very exciting cherry on top. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press!”

Rachel Brosnahan, Best Actress in Television Series — Musical or Comedy nominee for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “Huge thanks to the HFPA for continuing to celebrate our show and for putting us in such fantastic company. This is the warmest welcome to Season 2.”

Alison Brie, Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy nominee for “GLOW”: “Huge thanks to the HFPA for my Golden Globes nomination!! I am so honored to be recognized amongst such a talented group of women. I feel very lucky to get to work with my incredible cast on GLOW, a show that inspires me every day. I’m ready to celebrate with some body slams!!”

Candice Bergen, Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy nominee for “Murphy Brown”: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this wonderful acknowledgement of my work in a show we are all so proud of bringing back this year. It would not have been possible without the help of the President, who not only gave us the impetus for this reboot but provided us with fresh fields to plow daily that Diane English and our superb writing staff have cultivated fearlessly and with unique wit. He is, truly, the gift that keeps on giving.”

Annie Lennox, Best Song nominee for “Requiem For A Private War”: “I’m thrilled and delighted that ‘Requiem For A Private War’ has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award! The song was written and recorded in honour of renowned war correspondent, Marie Colvin, who I had the privilege to encounter a year before she was tragically killed, while courageously reporting on the mass bombing of the civilian population in the city of Holms in Syria. In 2018 — six years after Marie died, the war continues on its deadly course. Millions of innocent people have lost their lives as a result of this conflict, causing millions of refugees to flee their homeland. The film A Private War reveals the full blown traumatizing barbarity of warfare and is a testimony to Marie and the Syrian people. Marie Colvin is magnificently portrayed by Rosamund Pike, who I wholeheartedly congratulate for her highly deserved Golden Globe nomination today! It’s been an honour to have played a small part in this project.”

 

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