What the Nominees Are Saying About Their Golden Globe Noms
Interviews and statements from Golden Globe nominees about their awards noms:
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps: “To be selected with these extraordinary nominees is an honor and boy was I ready for some good news!"
Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version: “Thank you to everyone at The HFPA. It’s a great thrill to be honored for this performance. I believe Richard made a lovely movie, and I am really happy for the film to be recognized. I share this with Rosamund, Dustin and all the cast and crew, who were a joy to work with.”
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole: “It took more than four years to get our little movie off the ground, and to be recognized for my work in a film that means so much to me is truly such an honor. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for your continued support.”
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine: "I am very grateful to the HFPA. I also would like to thank them for acknowledging Michelle Williams for her incredible performance. Without the 12 years of director Derek Cianfrance's unwavering vision and commitment none of this would have been possible. I share this nomination with both of them."
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan: "I am very thankful to the HFPA for this honor. The prestige of the nominations draws attention to independent films like Black Swan and I think helps get these small films made. I am also so thrilled for my actors Natalie and Mila who gave me their spirits to film and risked losing toe nails every day."
Inception producer Emma Thomas called husband and filmmaking partner Christopher Nolan in India to deliver the news their movie had nabbed four Golden Globe nominations, a jump up from Nolan’s last movie, The Dark Knight, which only garnered one nomination in the acting category. “The really great thing about this movie is that it was a very personal film for him and a labor of love that he’s lived with for a long, long time,” said Thomas. “It’s the end of a really long road for him.” The announcement caught Nolan, in India and in the midst of a worldwide scout for the next Batman movie, by surprise. “He’s trying to figure what our next two years are going to be,” she said. “He had forgotten what was going on in L.A.” Thomas will be heading to England for the holidays where Nolan will join her for a celebration. -- Bory Kit
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right: "Seeing our movie getting so much recognition makes me proud. And being nominated alongside Julianne Moore is the best!"
Amy Adams, The Fighter: "What an exciting morning for our film, especially when you consider what a terrific year it was for movies. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honor and also for recognizing Mark [Wahlberg], Melissa [Leo], Christian [Bale] and David's [O. Russell] great work. I am deeply proud of the film and to be honored for it is icing on the cake."
“My morning is extra fantastic!” exclaims Halle Berry, fresh off her best actress nomination for Frankie and Alice, the indie drama that she also produced. “A month ago this movie was on the shelf and I wasn’t so sure it was going to se the light of day,” she says. “Now this good news has come and it means we have a greater chance of opening wide in the new year.” The movie was a passion project for Berry and took a 10 year journey to the screen. “Recognition like this plucks it out of the melee of movies that is out there and makes people take notice. And I happen to think there’s still a place for movies like this. Everything can’t be about animation and blows up. There needs to be a place that talks about life in a real way.” While Berry is on mommy duty for the rest of the day, she’ll be celebrating later with friends to the SLS Hotel’s Bazaar bar, where they will enjoy the "Jale Berry," a pomegranate martini with jalapenos. -- Borys Kit
“I’m very happy," Alejandro González Iñárritu's tells THR of his Golden Globes nomination for best foreign film for Biutiful: "The film shakes some emotional muscles that haven’t been moving for a long time. The complexity of the character couldn’t have been done by anyone else but Javier [Bardem]. A monumental job. He gives himself physically, emotionally, spiritually. The Globes help films to be on the radar of the people, so people go watch movies in other circumstances they would never hear of when there are no studios’ deep pockets behind it. Beyond that, it’s the best party. You can get drunk, and it’s very easy, and a light party. That’s important. If you’re gonna celebrate, you want to be relaxed, not be tight and boring. “ -- Tim Appelo
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine: "This nomination is an honor and I am thrilled to share it with my friend, my co-conspirator, and my favorite dance partner, Ryan Gosling. Thank you so much to The Hollywood Foreign Press, The Weinstein Company and of course to the inestimable Derek Cianfrance, whose vision led and sustained us all.”
Not everyone in the Mark Wahlberg's household was thrilled about the 5:50 a.m. phone call from Ari Emanuel congratulating Mark on his Golden Globe nomination for The Fighter. “My 11-month old [Grace Margaret] had just gotten back to sleep at about 3 a.m., so we’re a bit tired and I’ve been under the weather, but I couldn’t go back to sleep if I tried.” Nonetheless, the importance of the HFPA’s recognition is not lost on him: “It means the world, because the movie was so hard to get made and we shot it in only 33 days.” In addition to the film’s six nominations – including best picture and drama, Wahlberg’s HBO series Boardwalk Empire earned three nominations. “I am working all day today, so I hope to celebrate and relax during the holidays.” -- Leslie Bruce
Writer/director Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right: I'm so grateful that the Hollywood Foreign Press has recognized The Kids Are All Right with 4 Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture and for both Julianne Moore and Annette Bening's phenomenal performances. I'm also thrilled to be able to share a screenwriting nomination with Stuart Blumberg, after years of writing -- and rewriting! -- this movie together.
Julia Stiles, Dexter: "It's bizarre receiving the news in such a remote place where internet access is difficult and phones are impossible, but I'm glad I checked my email! I'm beyond thrilled! It was an honor to be part of the show, and to have my work recognized by the HFPA. I am so grateful!"
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network: "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."
Black Swan producer Scott Franklin didn't have to look far for friendly faces to celebrate his film's Best Picture nomination with. "I'm actually shooting a YSL commercial in Paris with Darren [Arronofsky] and Vincent [Cassel] right now, so we're all very excited," says the producer. So excited, in fact, Franklin didn't even remember who told him the news. "I think like five people told me at the same time." Up next he's prepping to shoot The Wolverine with Aronofsky and Hugh Jackman next year. "And of course getting the word out there for Black Swan." -- Lauren Schutte
“We are pumped!” says Tangled co-director Nathan Greno.
Matthew Morrison, Glee: Morrison noted that his second nomination for playing New Directions' optimistic teacher Will Schuester meant more to him now that Glee isn't the "hot new show and new kid on the block." "Being nominated for the second year means people are acknowledging the continuation of quality work and development on the show," Morrison said as he arrived on the set of the Fox sophomore show. "It's more special than it was last year, if that's possible." As for the musical series plum post-Super Bowl slot, Morrison noted that he's excited to expose the show to a different audience. "People call it a very gay show or a show that a football audience wouldn't tend to go for; following the Super Bowl is going to be a stretch for us -- in the best possible way," he said, noting that he will not be singing in the episode. "I'm excited to show a different audience who we are and what Glee is made of. I think it's a show for everyone." -- Lesley Goldberg
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network: "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, Aaron, Jesse and Trent. 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."
"It's always too early to say 'Bazinga!' no matter what time of day it is," reigning Emmy winner Jim Parsons said of his first Golden Globe comedy actor nomination for CBS' The Big Bang Theory. For the humble Parsons, however, Tuesday's highlight wasn't his personal nom but the comedy's first series nomination instead. "I'm really floored, and we all get to sit at that table together now ‹ I won't be sitting next to a stranger!" he enthused. "We're in our fourth season, so to have this happen now is all the more exciting because [the show's success] wasn't immediate." Parsons also credited the ratings juggernaut's move to Thursday night as a key factor in the recognition from the HFPA, noting that "it's amazing what those eyeballs really represent. Every time we've moved, it's always worked out. The most important thing [the move to Thursdays] has done is expose eyeballs to it. I think that has to be a part of it." -- Lesley Goldberg
How will Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston celebrate his second Golden Globe nomination? “You’ll see this Golden Globe nominee picking up dog poop in about twenty minutes,” Cranston joked. Although he has bagged three Emmy wins for his portrayal of chemistry teacher-turned-drug dealer Walter White, this is his first Golden Globe nom for the character: “It’s nice to know that the foreign press is keeping an eye out for offbeat work.” Cranston has been a staple on the awards circuit since his turn as Hal on Fox’s Malcolm in the Middle, but says these nomination mornings have yet to become old hat. “If it ever does become like that, I think my wife would tell me to retire.” -- Leslie Bruce