The nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globes are in, and nominated stars were quick to take to Twitter to share their excitement.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson did the honours Wednesday, appearing live on “Today” to announce the nominees in a wide-range of categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Television Series, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Director, and more.
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Andra Day shared of her nod for “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”: “Gratitude. God is great. No other words can describe how I feel. Grateful to Lee, SLP, Tasha, Thom, my co-stars, the entire cast and production, to Hulu, and the whole team that believes and is working tirelessly for this. Thank you to the voters, outlets and fans that support us and Billie. Y’all are a big blessing.”
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Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to react to his “Hamilton” nomination in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category, as well as his Best Actor nod:
So grateful we got to share #Hamilfilm with you on @disneyplus so you can watch it whenever you want.
Thank you for honoring the work of this incredible cast and crew, @goldenglobes. Grateful grateful grateful. -LMM https://t.co/voiCEgpAGk
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 3, 2021
Riz Ahmed said, of his Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe nod for his “Sound of Metal” performance, in a statement: “Thank you HFPA for this incredible honour. Bringing Ruben to life changed me. It was a gift given to me by Darius Marder’s daring genius, and the radical empathy of my teachers Jeremy Lee Stone, Leighton Grant, Guy Licata, Gregory Berger-Sobeck. Special thanks to all those in the Deaf community I was privileged to be guided by, as well as Paul Raci, Olivia Cooke, and all our cast and crew. Thank you to Amazon and Caviar for all the support.”
Dan Levy tweeted of all of the “Schitt’s Creek” nominations, including his own nod for Best Supporting Actor In A TV Series:
Thinking of all of the amazingly talented people who helped make this show. Y’did good, team! xo https://t.co/afKBcVKiEf
— dan levy (@danjlevy) February 3, 2021
Dan and Eugene Levy added in a joint statement: “What a way to wake up! We are so proud of the entire cast & crew of ‘Schitt’s Creek’, and we are thrilled to celebrate the end of this series with the show’s first Golden Globe nominations. Thank you to the HFPA!”
Kaley Cuoco shared:
She added in a statement: “OMG! My heart is still pounding and the tears won’t stop flowing! Thank you HFPA for these incredible nominations. This is truly the highlight of my entire career and I couldn’t be more excited and proud to share this recognition with the most incredible cast and crew. This feels like a dream!”
See more social media reactions below:
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— Emerald Fennell (@emeraldfennell) February 3, 2021
Incomparable. Congratulations to the one and only Cate Blanchett. #MrsAmerica #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/MTfoI0hEAr
— Mrs. America (@MrsAm_FXonHulu) February 3, 2021
good morning to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association only pic.twitter.com/iXgYnTvTZt
— Schitt's Creek (@SchittsCreek) February 3, 2021
Hugh Grant gave ET Canada a statement regarding his nomination for “The Undoing”: “I’m very grateful. Just to be nominated is a massive honour. Though I would remind the HFPA that I still have the sculpting hammer. I’m also very proud for the show itself and happy for Nicole [Kidman] and Donald for their nominations,” as his Canadian-born co-star Donald Sutherland added: “I’m thrilled. Just thrilled. For all of us, dear Nicole and Hugh. I loved doing ‘The Undoing’ with them under the eye of Susanne Bier. She was terrific and the character written by David E Kelley was a joy to play.”
Sacha Baron Cohen said of his noms: “I’m overwhelmed and humbled that the Hollywood Foreign Press has recognized both ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’ and ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’. These nominations are a tribute to the talented creative teams that led and supported both films from inception to this moment.
“I especially want to congratulate the visionary of ‘Chicago 7’, Aaron Sorkin, and ‘Borat’’s Tutar, the incredible Maria Bakalova. These two films are different, but they share a common theme—sometimes we have to protest injustice with our own farce.
“Thank you to the HFPA for this ridiculous amount of nominations. I’m so honoured — and in the event that we don’t win, I promise to hire Rudy Giuliani to contest the results.”
Maria Bakalova added of her Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy nod for “Borat Sebsequent Moviefilm”: “Thank you HFPA for this honour! To be nominated for playing the wonder woman that is Tutar will forever remain a highlight not only of my career but life. I am so grateful to Sacha who has so deservingly been recognized today as well as the film. I am the happiest person in the whole flat world and I hope that this recognition brings more attention to some of my incredibly talented acting and filmmaking colleagues in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe.”
Lily Collins said in a statement: “Words cannot express how extremely grateful and excited I am to be nominated for my role in ‘Emily in Paris’ and for the show’s nomination!
“I’m beyond thrilled the series was recognized and I feel so lucky to be in a category including such incredible women who have kept me laughing and smiling all year long.
“The greatest gift of playing Emily has been providing a sense of escapism and fun during a time when we all needed it most. I’m so proud of this show and so thankful to the HFPA, Netflix, Darren and the entire cast and crew without whom Emily would be truly lost. I’m also incredibly proud of my MANK family and sending them so much love as well! I’m overwhelmed with happiness. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Bisous!”
Glenn Close said of being honoured for her role in “Hillbilly Elegy”: “I’m thrilled and deeply honoured to be ‘in the room’ with my fellow nominees who have done such exquisite work this year. Thank you, Ron Howard, for giving me the chance to play Mamaw, to the hair and makeup team whose artistry helped me realize her, and to Amy Adams for her fearless, heartbreaking performance.”
Director Steve McQueen added of being honoured for “Small Axe”: “I am so happy the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized our ‘Small Axe’ family today. We had such a brilliant crew and cast across the anthology series, some highly experienced actors and craftspeople as well as a lot of exciting new talent who made it onto a set for the very first time. I’m just thrilled.”
Ethan Hawke shared in a statement: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honour. From its inception, ‘The Good Lord Bird’ was a passion project for everyone involved and I am so proud of the final product. I’m thrilled to be nominated alongside all the incredible talent in this category. I share this recognition with James McBride, whose words continue to inspire me, and the whole cast and crew who made the series the triumph that it is.”
Daisy Edgar-Jones then said of her Best Actress miniseries or television film for “Normal People” nod: “Whaaaaaat?! I am completely honoured to have been nominated today alongside such immensely talented actors, some of whom I have grown up idolizing and am so grateful to have worked alongside my now dearest friend Paul Mescal. Playing Marianne was a beautiful and complex journey and she is a character who I will always treasure close to my heart, and indeed fringe!”
Jeff Daniels added of his “The Comey Rule” nod: “’The Comey Rule’ wasn’t just a project. It mattered and continues to matter. In an important election year, I knew some people might have said ‘shut up and stay out of politics,’ but the reason I couldn’t is simple: I’ve got kids and grandkids, and I wanted them to know that I was on the right side of history. In a divided country like ours, you might risk losing half an audience with these choices, but this was just too important.
“Thank you to the HFPA for this honour, to Showtime for their support, and to Billy Ray for his tenacity. Also to the cast – half of my performance has always been in the other actors around me, so this nomination is as much yours as it is mine.”
Bob Odenkirk said in response to his Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for “Better Call Saul”: “I’m knocked out! I spent two weeks in the desert for one episode and I’m still rehydrating! Our fifth season was the best yet. Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press!”
Director/Writer Aaron Sorkin then said of “Trial of the Chicago 7” being up for the Best Motion Picture Drama / Best Director – Motion Picture / Best Screenplay – Motion Picture awards: “On behalf of the couple of hundred people who made ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7′, we’re grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the recognition they gave us this morning, and we’re humbled to be in the company of such distinguished nominees. We thought the movie was relevant enough last winter when we were making it. We didn’t need it to get more relevant, but it did.”
Composer Alexandre Desplat added of “The Midnight Sky” – Best Original Score nod: “This 12th Golden Globe nomination leaves me speechless and grateful to all the members of the HFPA, and to Grant Heslov and George Clooney. It all comes down to George’s virtuoso direction and to his desire for me to write not only a score but a ballet, filling the silent space and conveying the unspoken emotions of the characters. It is a great honour.”
Amanda Seyfried released the following statement addressing her Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture nom for “Mank”: “This is a dream come true! David Fincher gave me the opportunity of my life with being able to share Marion Davies’ story. I loved portraying this incredibly strong, funny, and earnest woman in such a rare collaboration by David Fincher and his beloved father, Jack.
“I’m beyond grateful to my friends at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for my first nomination and for recognizing a film that truly celebrates the art of filmmaking. It’s so exciting to share this with David and the cast and crew of ‘Mank’.”
Jim Parsons then said of his nom for “Hollywood”: “I am honoured that the HFPA has recognized my performance in ‘Hollywood’ and am proud to be nominated alongside such wonderful actors. Playing Henry Wilson was a unique and incredibly rewarding experience. I share this honour with Ryan Murphy, the remarkable cast, our crew, and Netflix.”
Michelle Pfeiffer’s statement on her Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy on behalf of her role in “French Exit” is as follows: “I am honoured and grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this recognition. The character of Frances Price began in the imagination of Patrick DeWitt, first appearing in his wonderfully funny and witty novel, and then his brilliant screenplay. Thank you to our incredible cast and crew, who were a dream to work with and I’m marvelled by all of you. And most of all, thank you to our director Azazel Jacobs, who masterfully captured the tone and spirit of Frances’ story.”
Carey Mulligan added of her “Promising Young Woman” nod: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this recognition. Emerald Fennell’s vision for ‘Promising Young Woman’ was so unique and uncompromising.
“She is one of the most talented filmmakers I’ve ever worked with. I’m so incredibly grateful she came to me with this project and I was thrilled to see her recognized alongside Chloe Zhao and Regina King this morning. I also wanted to thank Margot Robbie and LuckyChap Entertainment for helping get this film made and their unwavering support.”
Raphael Saadiq said of his Best Original Song – Motion Picture nom: “I’m honoured that the HFPA has recognized our song “Tigress & Tweed” with a Golden Globe nomination, as well as Andra Day’s brilliant portrayal of Billie Holiday. Her musical legacy remains vital and powerful, and co-writing the song with Andra gave me the opportunity to pay homage to Holiday’s enduring artistry. I am truly blessed to work with Day, director Lee Daniels and the team that brought this chapter of Billie’s story to the screen.”
Anya Taylor-Joy gushed of her nominations for her roles in “Emma” and “The Queen’s Gambit”: “Wonderful news to wake up to – thank you to the HFPA for their love towards ‘Emma’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. What a joy.”
Jodie Foster said of her Best Supporting Actress – Motion nod for her role in “The Mauritanian”, “This is such amazing and unexpected news! I’m so very grateful to be a part of this film. Mohamedou’s extraordinary life has been one of kindness, forgiveness and grace against all odds. Today it is my honour to share this moment with him, Kevin Macdonald and a cast of hugely talented actors who I had the joy to work with. I send a huge congratulations to Tahar for his beautiful portrayal that the HFPA recognized this morning.”
Director Thomas Vinterberg and leading actor Mads Mikkelsen also reacted to their noms for “Another Round”.
Vinterberg said, “Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. It’s an honour that a film about embracing life should be embraced by you in this trying year. I am grateful to my amazing collaborators both behind and in front of the camera, especially the great Mads Mikkelsen, who with the other actors, did his very best to make me laugh, and succeeded.”
Mikkelsen added, “That Druk has made it through the eye of the needle at the Golden Globe Awards, is an enormous honour and more than we could dream of. Thomas has made his most beautiful film to date at the most difficult time of his life, and this nomination brings joy in hearts and especially Thomas’s. We are so very grateful.”
Vanessa Kirby, who was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category for her work on “Pieces Of A Woman”, gushed: “I am truly honoured to be nominated for ‘Pieces of A Woman’, and so grateful to the HFPA for recognizing the film in this way.
“This film has always been about the mothers and families who have lost, giving a voice to their stories, and breaking the silence around something so rarely spoken about.
“Thank you to Netflix for making it possible for so many to experience, and to the HFPA for supporting this story of female courage and resilience, in the face of a grief which at times, connects us all.”
Composer Ludwig Göransson added of his “Tenet” nom: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honour on behalf of ‘Tenet’, a thrilling, dream-come-true project that creatively and technically pushed me beyond anything I have ever done. I am profoundly grateful to Christopher Nolan for so fully inviting me into his enthralling world and for taking me on a journey that has forever altered the way I think of music.”
Don Cheadle, honoured for his work on “Black Monday”, shared: “Oh what a beautiful morning. Once again, thanks HFPA. It never gets old. Congrats to my fellow nominees and ALL my ‘Black Monday’ family. This is for (and because of) ALL of us.”
Andy Samberg reacted to his nomination for “Palm Springs”, which was also recognized for Best Comedy or Musical, telling ET Canada: “What a treat to wake up to the news that ‘Palm Springs’ had been nominated for two Goldie Globies (sp?)! On behalf of everyone who worked on the movie, thank you to the HFPA for the recognition. Time to go hazmat suit shopping for a big hazmat suit so we can not party!”
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Nicole Kidman shared her reaction to the recognition for both “The Undoing” and “The Prom”:
“Thank you to my wonderful friends at the HFPA!!! To wake up in Sydney to 4 nominations for our show is an incredible way to start the day. This has been the journey of a lifetime—from David E. Kelley’s imagination to Susanne Bier’s visionary direction of every episode to Hugh Grant (!!!), Donald Sutherland (!!!), Edgar Ramirez, Lily Rabe, Noah Jupe, and Noma Dumezweni to audiences who embraced THE UNDOING all over the world and now to this… these Golden Globe nominations mean more than you could ever imagine.
And THE PROM! All the love to our incredibly talented director Ryan Murphy.
I am simply thrilled, elated and grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
This year’s Golden Globes, set to take place on Feb. 28, will be filmed in two different locations. Amy Poehler will co-host from the event’s usual spot in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, while Tina Fey will co-host from New York’s Rainbow Room.