Time in the sun! The nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards were announced on Thursday, Dec. 11, and some of Hollywood's biggest stars were honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
On the film side, nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards include Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game, Jennifer Aniston for Cake, Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, Reese Witherspoon for Wild, Amy Adams for Big Eyes, and Emily Blunt for Into the Woods. Television stars such Girls' Lena Dunham, How to Get Away With Murder's Viola Davis, House of Cards' Kevin Spacey, The Good Wife's Alan Cumming, and Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus were nominated as well.
As the news of the nominations came in, celebs expressed their thanks and surprise at the awards. Below, reactions from the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.
Emily Blunt (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Into the Woods): "Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for embracing the Baker's Wife and recognizing this film that I am so proud to be a part of. Playing this part made me stretch myself as an actor and muster up any courage I could to find my singing voice. It was so worth it to be a part of Rob Marshall's beautiful and moving film that means so much to me."
Helen Mirren (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for The Hundred-Foot Journey): "Merci a les Couilles D'orees. C'est Vachement chouette!" Translation: thank you to the golden balls. It is cowly [damned] nice."
Rosamund Pike (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Gone Girl): "It is as if a magic carpet picked me up last year and it is astonishing and exhilarating that it has taken me all the way here. I am nothing but grateful to have had the opportunity to dive into a role like this. All thanks really go to David Fincher for his guidance and for allowing me to play Gillian Flynn's incredible, confounding character. I'm very honored to be nominated alongside actresses I have long admired. Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination!"
Michelle Monaghan (Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie for True Detective): "I'm over the moon! Sincerely. I am so proud to be a part of a series as great as True Detective. I think this might be MY 'alright, alright, alright' moment. Woody and Matthew are a dream to work with. They make a gal look good!"
Allison Tolman (Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television for Fargo): "Saying I'm excited about Fargo's Golden Globe nominations is a bit of an understatement. I'm over the moon. This project changed my life in incredibly concrete ways so win, lose, or draw – I'm just thrilled to keep the dream (and the, party) going a little longer."
Clive Owen (Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for The Knick): "This nomination is also a testament to the writers of The Knick who provided such rich and riveting material, the fantastic cast and of course to the great Steven Soderbergh. A huge thank you to them and of course the Hollywood Foreign Press for this wonderful honor."
Uzo Aduba (Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie for Orange Is the New Black): "I am beyond grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this nomination. Being a part of Orange is the New Black is a gift, and I’m so proud to belong to such an incredible family. My deepest thanks Jenji Kohan and all of our writers, the entire cast and crew, and Netflix for giving me this wonderful opportunity."
Keira Knightley (Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for The Imitation Game): "I felt so lucky to have portrayed Joan Clarke, such an extraordinary woman who defied convention and was part of a moment in history. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign press for this honor, and for recognizing our film. I can't wait to celebrate with everyone."
Amy Adams (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Big Eyes): "Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor. It's so exciting to be nominated for a film I really enjoyed making and I'm so proud to have been a part of Tim Burton's vision in sharing Margaret Keane's story alongside Christoph."
YOUR GIRL GOT NOMINATED FOR A FREAKING GOLDEN GLOBE
— Lorde (@lordemusic) December 11, 2014
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 11, 2014
This is much better than the boring wrapping paper dream I was having.-to wake up to @goldenglobes nominations! Thank you!
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 11, 2014
— COMMON (@common) December 11, 2014
Something to smile about while Xmas shopping. Happy Dad and I made the list! Thank you Hollywood foreign press! pic.twitter.com/VQ52qdmUTc
— Liev Schreiber (@LievSchreiber) December 11, 2014
Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor. I'm so thrilled.
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) December 11, 2014
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 11, 2014
— William H. Macy (@WilliamHMacy) December 11, 2014
Me: (thinking someone has died as my phone's constantly buzzing) What?! My manager: You got a Golden Globe nomination! Me: For what?!
— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) December 11, 2014
Wow! Normally when your phone starts ringing that early in the morning, something bad happened. Honored.
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) December 11, 2014
I'm thrilled to be nominated for a GG! Thank you for all the congrats! @AnnaKFaris makes me a better actor! Chuck Lorre is our Hero!
— Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) December 11, 2014
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