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Golden Globes Nominee Reactions: Stars React To 71st Annual Award Show Nods

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Awards season has officially begun, folks! The 71st annual Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday morning, with "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" leading the pack of film nominees, and "Breaking Bad," "The Good Wife" and "House of Cards" pacing the television side of things.

See how the stars reacted to the great honor bestowed upon them by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association below:

Lena Dunham is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series and her show, "Girls," is nominated for Best Comedy Series.

Judd Apatow is an executive producer on "Girls."

Tom Hanks is nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "Captain Phillips."

I'm honored. The HFPA puts on a good party and I am happy to be invited.

Steve McQueen is nominated for Best Director in a Motion Picture for "12 Years a Slave."

Thank you very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for acknowledging our efforts in making '12 Years A Slave.' I am delighted for my cast and crew who worked so hard on this film to shine a light on a forgotten American hero, Solomon Northup.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for "Enough Said," and Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series for "Veep."

I'm thrilled and so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. One question: does this mean I need two dresses?

Kerry Washington is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series for "Scandal."

I'm enormously grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor. It's humbling to be nominated alongside such talented and hard-working women whose work inspires me.

Matthew McConaughey is nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "Dallas Buyers Club."

I'm excited and honored that the HFPA has recognized my performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Ron Woodroof was a revolutionary for the human spirit, and I was blessed to tell his story. I’m looking forward to spending the evening at the Golden Globes on January 12th.

Jared Leto is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club."

This is absolutely incredible. I want to thank the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for shining a light on 'Dallas Buyers Club' and for celebrating independent cinema. I'm blown away by this Golden Globe Award nomination and so thankful to the incredible filmmakers for inviting me to help bring a fascinating story to the screen. This has been an unforgettable experience and I'm so very grateful to you all.

Taylor Schilling is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series for "Orange Is the New Black."

I am so incredibly thrilled to be representing this extraordinary group of actors and so proud to be a part of Jenji Kohan's brilliant vision. This is surreal.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for "Dancing on the Edge," and Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "12 Years a Slave."

It is such a huge honor to be nominated for two Golden Globes and I would like to thank the members of the HFPA for this incredible recognition. The response to 12 Years A Slave and Dancing On The Edge from the public and media alike has been overwhelming and I am so very grateful. To have been a part of these amazing projects was a gift in itself, that the HFPA have responded in this way, truly means so much.

Idris Elba is nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," and Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for "Luther."

I'm truly humbled and honored to be acknowledged for two projects that, though very different from one another, are both extremely personal and special to me. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for your support, and I would also like to give a special thank you to Mr. Mandela, who will be forever missed.

Michael Fassbender is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "12 Years a Slave."

I'm humbled and honoured to receive this nomination from the HFPA and thrilled for my friends Steve, Chiwetel and Lupita. I feel this is such an important film so thank you to the HFPA for all their support championing Solomon Northup's story.

Hans Zimmer is nominated for Best Original Score in a Motion Picture for "12 Years a Slave."

Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing such an important and timeless film. Scoring a project for Steve McQueen of this caliber was truly a once in a lifetime experience, and I could not be more grateful for the love that he, the cast, and the film have received.

June Squibb is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Nebraska."

Today is marvelous. I'm thrilled that Nebraska is now being seen by so many people and they realize what a special movie it is. And I'm honored to be in the company of my fellow nominees.

Kate Winslet is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for "Labor Day."

I'm extremely surprised and absolutely thrilled to be included this year!! Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"House of Cards" is nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Television Drama Series (Kevin Spacey), Best Actress in a Television Drama Series (Robin Wright) and Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television (Corey Stoll).

All of us at 'House of Cards' are thrilled by the nominations. It's such an honor to have the collective efforts of our wonderful cast, crew, designers, directors and writers embraced by the international community and recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press. I'm particularly happy for Kevin, Robin and Corey -- such a fierce trio of talent. They bring the best out of everyone they work with.

Emma Tillinger Koskoff, producer of "The Wolf of Wall Street," which is nominated on Best Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Marty [Scorsese] and I are thrilled that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has honored our film, 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' and our 'Wolf,' Leonardo DiCaprio with nominations. We're all very proud of the work we did on this picture and are delighted to see it acknowledged.

Lupita Nyong'o is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "12 Years a Slave."

I can't express the excitement I felt hearing my name called while listening to the nominations from Paris this afternoon. I screamed and the tears started immediately; I was so overwhelmed! I am so happy for Chiwetel, Michael, Steve, John, and Hans. '12 Years a Slave' means so much to me and having the Hollywood Foreign Press recognize it as it did, is just beyond words.

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, directors of "Frozen," nominated for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song ("Let It Go").

What an incredible honor for all of us at Disney Animation! The 'Frozen' team is beyond grateful for this nomination and to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association!

Sofia Vergara is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for "Modern Family."

My Golden Globes are still going strong! That's why I don't sag. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination and for nominating the cast of 'Modern Family.' It is truly an honor.

Alexander Payne is nominated for Best Director for "Nebraska," which is also nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Bruce Dern); Best Supporting Actress (June Squibb); and Best Screenplay (Bob Nelson).

People talk about this being a 'competitive' year for film, when really it is an 'excellent' year -- so many wonderful movies internationally and at home. I'm happy "Nebraska" is part of the discussion, and I'm especially gratified by the attention Bruce Dern and June Squibb are receiving at what we hope is the mid-point of their careers.

Bruce Dern is nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

What's wonderful about this nomination is that we started the journey a long time ago and it's so fantastic that people are supporting Nebraska. We are so happy that the Hollywood Foreign Press has given this movie a lot of love. With teammates like June Squibb, Will Forte and the rest of the cast, Alexander Payne gave us the best that we could have asked for.

Helena Bonham Carter is nominated for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for "Burton and Taylor."

I'm thrilled to receive a nomination for 'Burton and Taylor.' But I couldn't have done it without Dominic West or Elizabeth Taylor so I'm accepting the honor on their behalf.

Sally Hawkins is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Blue Jasmine."

I would like to thank the HPFA with all my heart -- I'm so surprised and truly honoured. Making this film with Woody Allen & Cate Blanchett & the rest of our cast & crew was the most wonderful experience and very special to me. I’m so delighted for Cate too. I am overwhelmed. Thank you.

Writer/Director Chris Sanders' film "The Croods" is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

Animated films are the most detailed, complex sorts of films you can possibly make -- so we don't take that task lightly. 'The Croods' had a message we felt was worthy of that scale of effort, and anyone who has seen it has come away changed. We are immensely proud of it, and of the artists who devoted themselves to it. We, and they, thank the HFPA from the bottom of their very strong hearts.

Lauren Graham's co-star Monica Potter is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for "Parenthood."

Zooey Deschanel is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series for "New Girl."

Hayden Panettiere is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for "Nashville."

I have loved working with Callie Khouri and the extraordinary cast and crew of 'Nashville.' Juliette Barnes is such an amazing character to take on and I am truly honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It’s been an incredible morning!

David O. Russell is nominated for Best Director for "American Hustle" as well as best screenplay (with Eric Warren Singer). The film is also nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Christian Bale); Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Amy Adams); Best Supporting Actor (Bradley Cooper); and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence).

I'm very humbled by today’s nominations on behalf of myself, our producers, Eric Singer and every actor in this film who gave it up from their souls every day on set. They inspire and exhilarate me and I can't imagine this film living without each one of them. Our four producers, Chuck Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jon Gordon have been with us every step of the way, supporting the vision I had for this story and these unique characters and I am proud to share this screenplay nomination with Eric Singer whose terrific script initiated this whole endeavor.

Julie Delpy is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for "Before Midnight."

I am delighted, happy and thrilled to be nominated. I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for acknowledging my performance of Celine in 'Before Midnight'! It’s been an amazing journey which I've shared over 20 years with Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke, to whom I owe so much.

John Ridley is nominated for Best Screenplay for "12 Years a Slave."

I am so incredibly grateful for the nomination, and equally aware what so many people are responding to are the words and strength and character of Solomon Northup. It is an honor to have been part of a gifted group of artists who have brought his story to life.

Robert Redford is nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "All Is Lost."

This was unexpected, but well received. J.C. Chandor has created a unique and wonderfully designed frame for me to step into as an actor. I enjoyed the experience, I enjoyed him, and I am appreciative of this acknowledgment by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

This story is developing and will update as more and more stars react to their nominations.

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