December 6, 2018 / 4:26 PM / 7 days ago

Factbox: With pride, shock, stars react to Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A satirical political comedy, two racial injustice films, a superhero epic, biographies and musicals were among the crop of movies and TV shows that earned Golden Globe nominations on Thursday.

Following are some reactions through statements, phone calls and social media to the nominations, which are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Bradley Cooper, best actor and best director nominee for “A Star is Born”

“I am very grateful ‘A Star is Born’ has touched so many people. ... I wanted to tell stories through film for as long as I can remember and I feel lucky even to have had the opportunity to do that - to be included in a community of such inspiring artists is incredibly humbling.”

Rami Malek, best actor nominee for “Bohemian Rhapsody”

“To play Freddie Mercury was a profound honor. To be a part of telling a story like this, of lives like these, is something I will forever cherish.”

Emily Blunt, best actress nominee for “Mary Poppins Returns”

“I delighted in playing every aspect of this extraordinary and iconic character. The entire experience working on it was spellbinding and that’s largely to do with the incomparable Rob Marshall who took on this project with great love, depth and courage in his heart.”

Timothee Chalamet, best supporting actor nominee for “Beautiful Boy”

“WOW! Have woken up with a rush of gratitude and excitement this morning! ... Thank you to the HFPA for supporting another indie-minded film, I am soaking up all the gratitude I can.”

Nicole Kidman, best actress nominee for “Destroyer”

“I am so grateful to be nominated for such an untraditional female character. Erin Bell is complicated, raw and dangerous, and it was a privilege to portray her.”

Glenn Close, best actress nominee for “The Wife”

“I’m beyond thrilled and especially thankful for Meg Wolitzer who wrote the novel and Jane Anderson who wrote the screenplay 15 years ago, and for Rosalie Swedlin and Claudia Bluemhuber who had the crazy passion to bring it to the screen.”

Viggo Mortensen, best actor nominee for “Green Book”

“I am grateful to the HFPA for this recognition, and proudly share it with Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini and the rest of “Green Book’s” wonderful cast.”

Rachel Brosnahan, best actress nominee for TV comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“Wowza. Thanks @goldenglobes for warmest welcome to Season 2!”

Melissa McCarthy, best actress nominee for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“I’m humbled to be in the company of the other dreamy nominees.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, best actor nominee for “Mary Poppins Returns”

“Woke up to my phone leaping off the bedside table. Grateful for the nom, grateful to the @goldenglobes, grateful to all of you#Golden Globes”

Elsie Fisher, best actress nominee for “Eighth Grade”

“WHAT”

Willem Dafoe, best actor nominee for “At Eternity’s Gate”

“Waking up in the dark this morning, getting ready and heading out to film in the freezing Canadian Rockies, I received this wonderful news. Today will make for a much warmer day.”

Rachel Weisz, best supporting actress nominee for “The Favourite”

“I’m so proud to be nominated alongside such a brilliant group of actresses, including my incredible co-star Emma. And all hail our nominated Queen Olivia! These honors are a testament to our director Yorgos Lanthimos.”

Spike Lee, best director nominee for “BlacKkKlansman”

“I found out about these Golden Globe Nominations for BlacKkKlansman in between advising my NYU Grad School students because I teach on Thursdays. The first word that came to mind was ‘BOOM SHAKALAKA.’”

Mahershala Ali, best supporting actor nominee for “Green Book”

“I’m humbled that all our work has been recognized in such a broad capacity, especially for my friends Viggo Mortensen and Peter Farrelly. ‘Green Book’ offered a unique opportunity to embody a man with breadth, virtuosity and complexity. I’m so grateful that our story has resonance in a time that calls for empathy.”

Alfonso Cuaron, best director nominee for “Roma”

“At its core, this film is about celebrating families and people, and encourages in my belief that the human experience is one and the same for all.”

Adam McKay, best director nominee for “Vice”

“What we tried to do was reflect the times that we are living in, which can be pretty absurd and pretty dramatic and tragic at the same time ... It’s an amazing portrayal of power. With what’s going on in the world, that kind of subject and those kinds of performances resonate with the world.”

John David Washington, best actor nominee for “BlacKkKlansman”

“My deepest appreciation to the legendary Spike Lee - we stand on your shoulders ... this is a surreal moment. Wow. Thank you.”

Constance Wu, best actress nominee for “Crazy Rich Asians”

“What a morning to have my phone on Do Not Disturb Mode till now ... I’m ecstatic but also in shock! Thank you.”

Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Richard Chang

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