Stars React to Nominations for Golden Globe Awards

by | December 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM | TV News

Hugh Laurie of 'House' (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hugh Laurie of 'House' (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Reactions to nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

“I’ve had dreams of getting nominated for things so much that I have to make sure that I’m actually awake. But then it was great when I realized it was actually happening.” — Chris Colfer of “Glee” on his supporting actor nomination.

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“Most prima ballerinas it takes 20 years and really good genetics for it to happen, and I gave Natalie a year to do it and Mila four months to do it… They both had to starve themselves and lose way too much weight and I’m glad it’s paying off for them a bit.” — “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky on the nominations for his two leads, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.

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“It’s always nice to get a nomination, but my main thing with nominations and awards is, if my name is mentioned, my main ambition is just to get another part. To make some director or producer wake up and go, `Oh, she’s still alive.’” — Helena Bonham Carter on her supporting actress nomination for “The King’s Speech.”

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“When the phone rang around 5:30 a.m., I knew something was either very right or very wrong. But either way, it got me out of bed.” — Jim Parsons on his acting nomination for TV’s “The Big Bang Theory.”

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“I have very un-rock-star hours these days.” — Trent Reznor on why he was awake at 5:30 a.m. watching the nominations on TV, where he learned that he and Atticus Ross were nominated for their score for “The Social Network.”

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“I got a couple phone calls around the same time from my publicist and my agent. Normally those are actions that deserve hospitalization. But they had such wonderful news, I couldn’t hate them. If you call me at 5 a.m. in the morning, I’m going to hurt you.” — Jeremy Renner on learning he was nominated for supporting actor for “The Town.”

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“I’m going to take my dog out for a walk and carry my little doggie bags and pick up my dog’s excrement. That’s always fun. That’s how I celebrate. That’s how a big TV star celebrates.” — Bryan Cranston on his nomination for actor in a TV drama for “Breaking Bad.”

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“I think we tend to think of really interesting, great performances as soul-tearing things. I think Annie and I go to places like that, but ultimately, it’s not about the darkness of the soul, but the lightness of it.” — Jake Gyllenhaal on his nomination for “Love and Other Drugs.” Co-star Anne Hathaway was also nominated.

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“The whole house would wake up. People would phone. Dogs would start barking. The kids would start crying. Pandemonium would ensue. It was much more exciting.” — Hans Zimmer, who’s been nominated 10 times, on how times have changed when it comes to learning you’ve been nominated for a Golden Globe. How did he find out he was nominated this year for original score for “Inception”? “By opening one eye and looking over at my iPhone beeping away at me, which I promptly ignored.”

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“Javier (Bardem) is a shock to me. He’s the best, so maybe everyone knows it. He doesn’t need to be awarded anymore. His performance in ‘Biutiful’ was one of the best things I’ve ever seen, so that’s a surprise.” — Ryan Gosling, nominated for his role in “Blue Valentine,” on what shocked him about the nominations.

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“I was cleaning my refrigerator and having my bowl of cereal at the same time and my publicist called me and told me and I just started to like hyperventilate and like sweat in my pajamas. It was so exciting.” — Piper Perabo on her nomination for actress in a TV drama for “Covert Affairs.”

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“Being woken up at 5:30 in the morning, it was very funny, people were screaming on the phone and my poor dogs were like, ‘What’s happening?’” — Mila Kunis on how she learned of her supporting actress nomination for “Black Swan.”

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“This is a party where you get drunk, it’s a little more relaxed than the other ones and you celebrate with your team, so I’m very happy to be recognized.” — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, writer-director of foreign film nominee “Biutiful,” on what he likes about the Golden Globes.

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“I honestly think this is the best song — maybe the best song I’ve ever written and definitely the best song I’ve ever written for a movie.” — Veteran songwriter Diane Warren on her nomination for Cher’s “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” in “Burlesque.”

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“Our picture was always a bit of an underdog. It took a long time to get it made. We were kind of, like Micky Ward, a slow starter. Micky Ward doesn’t get started until the 6th or 7th round, and for some reason, the rhythm of everything about the film has been that way.” — David O. Russell, director of “The Fighter.”

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“Despite the fact that I am sick as a dog and sleep deprived, I’m very excited.” — Mark Wahlberg on his acting and best picture nominations for “The Fighter.”

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“I am thrilled and honored. I am now going to turn the house upside-down looking for that other cufflink.” — Hugh Laurie on his nomination for actor in a TV drama for “House.”

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