Nominees React to Golden Globes Nods

CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 12/12/2017, 8:03 a.m.
Some lucky people woke up Monday morning to news that they had been nominated for a Golden Globe award.

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

(CNN) -- Some lucky people woke up Monday morning to news that they had been nominated for a Golden Globe award.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees for the best in film and television and some shared their excitement.

Here's a sample:

Emma Stone, best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy nominee for "Battle of the Sexes"

"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honor and thank you beyond measure to the one and only Billie Jean King. She is a brilliant, brave and game changing human being and I wish to be half the woman she is someday. I share this with the whole cast and crew of 'Battle of the Sexes,' a film I feel very lucky to have been a part of."

Issa Rae, best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy for "Insecure"

"I'm so thankful for my second nomination. Would absolutely not be possible without our amazing Showrunner, Prentice Penny, our dope director, Melina Matsoukas and our amazing writers. This is an acting nomination so I'm especially grateful to all my co-stars, and especially Yvonne and Jay for constantly lifting me up. Thanks to the HFPA and everybody who supports INSECURE!"

Gary Oldman, best actor in a motion picture, drama nominee for "Darkest Hour"

"I am amazed, flattered and very proud of my first Golden Globe nomination. I am also honored to find myself in such company as I am a serious admirer of all the work of all the other nominees."

Guillermo del Toro, best director, motion picture nominee for "The Shape of Water"

"On behalf of the entire cast and crew of 'The Shape of Water' and Fox Searchlight, I am profoundly grateful for the seven nominations the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has bestowed upon our picture. Above all, 'The Shape of Water' is about love overcoming fear and embracing the Other. I cannot begin to thank the HFPA for recognizing the very spirit in which we made this film."

Sally Hawkins, best actress in a motion picture, drama nominee for "The Shape of Water"

"What a beautiful gift. Thank you with all my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press for honoring this special film and my part in it. I am so very humbled by this acknowledgement. Every piece of this film was and is a gift for me. Working with Guillermo del Toro along with this exceptional cast and crew was one of the most extraordinary heart expanding experiences. He is one of the greatest filmmakers of our time I believe. And I am beyond thrilled that his vision, his ingenuity and artwork has been recognized in this way.... Thank you with all my heart thank you. I believe in magic and this is a magical thing."

Judi Dench, best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy nominee for "Victoria & Abdul"

"The Golden Globes, hooray! What wonderful news on such a snowy day in London."

James Franco, best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy for "The Disaster Artist"