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B | December 13, 2007 03:38 PM EST | AP

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— Reactions from some of the Golden Globe Award nominees Thursday:

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"I never expected anything like this at my age. But I'll accept it." _ Ernest Borgnine, 90, nominated for best actor in a miniseries or movie. He last won a Golden Globe in 1956 for the movie "Marty." Borgnine would be the oldest winner ever if he collects another Golden Globe Award this year.

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"I am extremely happy for our brilliant writer and our three terrific actors. I hope they will all remember that they were nothing when I found them." _ Mike Nichols, director of "Charlie Wilson's War," nominated for best picture, comedy. Stars Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman were also nominated.

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"I can't wait to have some rubber chicken and listen to the unscripted banter with all of those fine actresses." _ Jodie Foster, nominated for best actress for "The Brave One."

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"Let's face it, when I was first proposed this role, I thought, `What was it about me that made you think I could pull this off?' They said, `You sing, you dance, you're the only one that could probably do this.'" _ John Travolta on being nominated for supporting-actor for his role as an overweight housewife in "Hairspray."

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"It's just nice to get some praise. Anything to get through the contractions." _ Helena Bonham Carter, who is nine months' pregnant, on being nominated for best actress for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

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"It's a little bit weird. I have to kind of wait for the dust to settle and then I'll know exactly how I feel. Right now I don't really feel all that much." _ Casey Affleck, supporting actor nominee for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

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"When they said my name, I just started shrieking like a little schoolgirl." _ Diablo Cody, nominated for her screenplay, "Juno."

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"I was making waffles for my kids, then my phone rang and my publicist called saying I was nominated. And I noticed this strange smell, and the waffles were burning, and the smoke alarm went off." _ Mary-Louise Parker, nominated for best actress in a television series, comedy or musical for "Weeds."

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"I was sitting in my living room actually nursing a hangover when my agent sent a text saying congratulations." _ Keira Knightley on how she learned she was nominated for best actress for "Atonement."

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"I'm going to work at 8 a.m. with Mr. Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie, so maybe Angelina and I will have a holler and a hoot together." _ Amy Ryan, nominated for supporting actress for "Gone Baby Gone." She is now working on Eastwood's "The Changeling." Jolie was nominated in the dramatic actress category for "A Mighty Heart."

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"I'm on a plane to L.A., so I'll be celebrating with my fellow passengers." _ Jason Reitman, director of "Juno," nominated for best picture, comedy or musical.

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"A few years ago, my dad passed away, and I share this nomination with him." _ Jeremy Piven, nominated for best supporting actor in a TV series, miniseries or motion picture for "Entourage."

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"We're all jumping around at the moment. It's just fantastic. I'm working today, so I don't know whether I'll be able to celebrate, but we'll probably have a nice dinner when we get home from work." _ Saoirse Ronan, 13-year-old best supporting-actress nominee for "Atonement."

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"I was screaming and crying. I actually threw a table. I was freaking out." _ Nikki Blonsky, best-actress nominee for "Hairspray."

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"To be the little engine that could, it's sort of nice. It's more than sort of nice. It's very gratifying." _ Julie Taymor, director of "Across the Universe," nominated for best picture, comedy or musical.

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"My least favorite part is trying to figure out what to wear. Everything else is pretty much wonderful." _ Glenn Close, nominated for best actress for her TV series "Damages."