It's an honor to be nominated, sure, but let's be honest—everybody wants to win!
However, the talented movie actors and actresses who learned Dec. 12 that they're up for a 2014 Golden Globe do seem truly appreciative—and excited!—for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to have acknowledged their work.
Here's what the movie stars have had to say so far, but keep checking back for more nominee reactions added throughout the day!
Jennifer Lawrence (Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for American Hustle): "Thank you to the HFPA. This is so exciting. I'm thrilled that the film received so many nominations and that I get to share this with the rest of the cast."
Amy Adams (Best Leading Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for American Hustle): "I am so honored that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized my work alongside such brilliant actresses. Also a huge congrats to the amazing writers, directors, and casts of American Hustle and Her for their nominations. Truly a day for gratitude."
Bradley Cooper (Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for American Hustle): "I'm humbled that the HFPA recognized American Hustle in such a big way. I'm so happy for David O. Russell [director] and really proud of this film. To work alongside Christian [Bale], Amy [Adams], Jeremy [Renner], Jen [Lawrence] and the entire cast of this film is a real honor."
Matthew McConaughey: (Best Leading 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."
Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Leading Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Wolf of Wall Street) "I'm truly honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association today. Getting this movie financed and off the ground was a dream of mine for over 6 years, and is a testament to the true collaboration between Red Granite, Sikelia, Appian Way and Paramount. This film would not have been possible without the genius of Martin Scorsese, and this incredibly talented cast and crew. Making Wolf of Wall Street was one of the highlights of my career. Thank you again to the HFPA for their support."
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Julie Delpy (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."
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Joaquin Phoenix (Best Leading Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Her): "Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing Her. Spike [Jonze] wrote a wonderful story and I am really happy for him."
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Sandra Bullock (Best Leading Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Gravity): "The reason I am lucky enough to receive this wonderful nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is because Alfonso Cuaron director] awarded me the most extraordinary experience, which was to work with him!"
Oscar Isaac (Best Leading Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for Inside Llewyn Davis): "Working with the Coen brothers on Inside Llewyn Davis was a life changing experience. I'm grateful and humbled that the HFPA recognized my work in the movie."
Sally Hawkins (Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture 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."
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Emma Thompson (Best Leading Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Saving Mr. Banks): "Making this film was the most satisfying and thrilling job I've had in years. It was a privilege to work with a team of people who couldn't have been bettered. I'm really honored to be nominated."
Kate Winslet (Best Leading 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."
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Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture 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."
Michael Fassbender (Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for 12 Years a Slave): "I'm humbled and honoured to receive this nomination from the HFPA and thrilled for my friends Steve [McQueen, director], Chiwetel [Ejoifor] and Lupita [Nyong'o]. I feel this is such an important film so thank you to the HFPA for all their support championing Solomon Northup's story."
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Idris Elba (Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie 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."
Bruce Dern (Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Nebraska): "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. Alexander Payne gives you the best teammates in June Squibb, Will Forte, and our amazing cast that you could ask for."
June Squibb (Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture 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."
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Judi Dench (Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Philomena): "What great news! I'm delighted, and hugely honoured to be in such magnificent company. And without the inspiration of Philomena herself I wouldn't of course be receiving this recognition."
Tom Hanks (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."
Daniel Brühl (Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Rush): "I am deeply honoured by this nomination. Thank you to the HFPA for all their support, to be nominated in the company of such inspiring and esteemed actors is incredible. Thank you to Ron [Howard, director] for believing in me and giving me the opportunity. I am so proud the film has been recognised as well, and delighted for Peter [Morgan, screenwriter], Chris [Hemsworth] and the whole team. We all truly loved the experience of working on Rush and, as ever, thank you to the magnificent Niki Lauda."