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Golden Globe Nominees React To Their 'Exceptional,' 'One-Of-A-Kind,' 'Wonderful' News

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"12 Years a Slave" stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o were nominated for Golden Globes. | Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images

Celebrity reactions to the 71st annual Golden Globe nominations, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards will be given Jan. 12.

—"I haven't called anyone. I'm too overwhelmed! I've done a dance of joy in my hotel room. All of these nominations hopefully mean that more people will go and see it, and that is really exciting because I feel this film is pivotal and just so good for the world." — Lupita Nyong'o, nominated for best-supporting actress in a film for "12 Years a Slave." She listened to the announcement over the radio in Paris.

—"I'm thrilled and so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. One question: Does this mean I need two dresses?" — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who received two nominations for her roles in the TV series "Veep" and the movie "Enough Said."

—"I feel great. I think it's wonderful that a little film like this has an opportunity, has a light shone in its direction." — Jared Leto, nominated for best-supporting actor in the film "Dallas Buyers Club."

—"Joel and Ethan (Coen) have completely changed my life. There's a reason why (this) happens to so many actors who are involved in their movies because they create a stage for people to do their absolute best work. Not only the actors themselves, but everyone involved" — Oscar Isaac, nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy film for "Inside Llewyn Davis."

—"When the phone rang this morning, I silenced it and I thought, 'Ugh, who do I owe money to?'" — Greta Gerwig, nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy film for her role in "Frances Ha."

—"This was a one-of-a-kind shooting for all us. You don't read scripts written that honest. We all had a good time. It was so relaxed. We really knew this was something special. I have done things onstage that have brought attention to my work, but this is as exciting as could be" — June Squibb, nominated for best-supporting actress in a film for "Nebraska."

—"To get a film out there which is received the way it is, is really exceptional. This on top of that is an extraordinary addition to that. I think I'm just excited about that really, and not thinking about too much else." — Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for best actor in a drama for "12 Years a Slave," on whether he's thinking about bigger nominations.


Associated Press Writers Anthony McCartney and Jessica Herndon contributed to this report.

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