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See The Crown Stars, Kaley Cuoco and More React to Their 2021 Golden Globe Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Golden Globes were announced on Feb. 3, take a look at all of the artists who were honored for their work over the last year and see their reactions below!

By Corinne Heller, Jess Cohen Feb 03, 2021 8:56 PMTags
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Many stars received an extra special wake-up call this morning!

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson helped the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2021 Golden Globes. Among the artists nominated for this year's ceremony.

Nominated stars include The Crown's Emma CorrinJosh O'Connor, Helena Bonham Carter and Gillian Anderson. In fact, the fourth season of the hit drama received a total of 20 nods, the most for any series this year. 

The Flight Attendant's Kaley CuocoThe Undoing's Nicole KidmanThe Good Lord Bird's Ethan HawkeThe Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed and Emily in ParisLily Collins were also nominated for Golden Globes, as were Hillbilly Elegy star and veteran actress Glenn CloseThe Comey Rule's Jeff Daniels and Brendan GleesonBetter Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk and Mank's Gary Oldman and soundtrack composer and rocker Trent Reznor.

In addition, Regina King, Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell were all nominated for Best Director—Motion Picture, marking the first time three women have received nods in the category.

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Stars' First Golden Globes

Let's take a look at how more stars reacted to their Golden Globe nominations!

Anthony Hopkins, Best Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama, The Father

"Thank you to the HFPA for this recognition," the actor said in a statement. "Making The Father with Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, Olivia Colman and the entire creative team was one of the true highlights of my career. I am so proud of everyone's work on this movie and thankful to the HFPA for having acknowledged our movie so generously."

Jared Leto, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, The Little Things

"I am so incredibly thankful to the HFPA for this nomination," the actor said in a statement. "Working with Mr. Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, John Lee Hancock, Mark Johnson and the team at Warner Bros was truly a career highlight. This nomination was a total surprise and such a wonderful way to start the day. Congratulations to all the other nominees. I am honored to be included with such a wonderful group of artists."

Nicole Kidman, Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie, The Undoing,

"Thank you to my wonderful friends at the HFPA!!!" the actress said in a statement. "To wake up in Sydney to 4 nominations for our show is an incredible way to start the day. This has been the journey of a lifetime—from David E. Kelley's imagination to Susanne Bier's visionary direction of every episode to Hugh Grant (!!!), Donald Sutherland (!!!), Edgar Ramirez, Lily Rabe, Noah Jupe and Noma Dumezweni to audiences who embraced The Undoing all over the world and now to this… these Golden Globe nominations mean more than you could ever imagine."

Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Kathy Kennedy, Best Television Series—Drama, The Mandalorian

"We are honored to be recognized by the Hollyw"ood Foreign Press Association alongside so many amazing shows. We are incredibly fortunate to work with such a singular team of collaborators and artists that bring this show to life," the group said in a statement. "On behalf of Kathy, Dave and the entire Mandalorian team—Thank you for this honor."

Andy Samberg, Best Actor in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, Palm Springs

"What a treat to wake up to the news that Palm Springs had been nominated for two Goldie Globies (sp?)!" the actor said in an emailed statement. "On behalf of everyone who worked on the movie, thank you to the HFPA for the recognition. Time to go hazmat suit shopping for a big hazmat suit so we can not party!"

Raphael Saadiq, Best Original Song—Motion Picture, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

"I'm honored that the HFPA has recognized our song "Tigress & Tweed" with a Golden Globe nomination, as well as Andra Day's brilliant portrayal of Billie Holiday," the singer said. "Her musical legacy remains vital and powerful, and co-writing the song with Andra gave me the opportunity to pay homage to Holiday's enduring artistry. I am truly blessed to work with Day, director Lee Daniels and the team that brought this chapter of Billie's story to the screen."

Cynthia Nixon, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie, Ratched

"I knew when Ryan Murphy asked me to play Gwendolyn that it was going to be one of the highlights of my career," the actress said in a statement. "I am so honored that the HFPA chose to recognize Ratched and Sarah Paulson's and my performances in it. I have been over the moon about the way audiences embraced 'Midolyn' and shared Ryan's excitement at the idea of having two queer women play these queer characters. I share this recognition with Sarah, the rest of the incredible cast, Ryan Murphy, our crew, and Netflix."

Helena Zengel, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, News of the World

"Wow, what an honor!" the actress said in a statement. "I am very excited to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Shooting News of the World was the first time I've ever been to America and I had such an amazing experience working and learning alongside Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass. I was thrilled to bring the character of Johanna to life. I'm celebrating this nomination all the way from Berlin and sending a big thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for my first nomination!"

Viola Davis, Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

"Humbled and flattered," the actress tweeted. "Thank you so much to the #HFPA for the @GoldenGlobes nomination!"

Vanessa Kirby, Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama, Pieces of a Woman

"I am truly honoured to be nominated for Pieces of A Woman, and so grateful to the HFPA for recognizing the film in this way," the actress said in a statement. "This film has always been about the mothers and families who have lost, giving a voice to their stories, and breaking the silence around something so rarely spoken about."

She added, "Thank you to Netflix for making it possible for so many to experience, and to the HFPA for supporting this story of female courage and resilience, in the face of a grief which at times, connects us all."

Bill Lawrence, Best Television Series—Musical or Comedy, Ted Lasso

"I'm going with grateful," the show creator said in a statement. "Grateful to Apple for letting us do the show. Grateful to Jason [Sudeikis] for his voice and vision, and most importantly: grateful for the gig and proud that I get to do this with so many talented, kind people."

Don Cheadle, Best Actor in a Television Series—Comedy, Black Monday

"Oh what a beautiful morning," the actor said in a statement. "Once again, thanks HFPA. It never gets old. Congrats to my fellow nominees and ALL my Black Monday family. This is for (and because of) ALL of us."

Dan Levy and Eugene Levy, Best Television Series—Musical or Comedy, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie, Best Actor in a Television Series—Comedy, Schitt's Creek

"What a way to wake up!" the father-son duo said in a statement. "We are so proud of the entire cast & crew of Schitt's Creek, and we are thrilled to celebrate the end of this series with the show's first Golden Globe nominations. Thank you to the HFPA!"

John Boyega, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie, Small Axe

"It was the honor of a lifetime to work with Steve McQueen on Small Axe," the actor said in a statement. "I am thrilled to be part of this anthology series and grateful that it is also being recognized with a nomination by the HFPA. Thank you to Steve McQueen for his vision and trust, to Leroy Logan for sharing his story with us, and to Amazon Studios for its continued support in telling these important, and often overlooked, stories."

Sarah Paulson, Best Actress in a Television Series—Drama, Ratched

"Bringing Mildred Ratched to the screen was a labor of love, and today's nominations are the cherry on top," the actress said in a statement. "I am thrilled for Cynthia, and am proud of our entire brilliant cast and tireless crew. Much love and gratitude to Mr. Ryan Murphy and to the HFPA for this honor."

Laura Linney, Best Actress in a Television Series—Drama, Ozark

"Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing Ozark!" the actress said in a statement. "What a thrill to be nominated during this locked-down, memorable, crazy, upside down, challenging year. I am so proud to be included in this amazing list of nominees. And special congratulations to Regina King!!!!"

Carey Mulligan

"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this recognition," the actress said in a statement. "Emerald Fennell's vision for Promising Young Woman was so unique and uncompromising. She is one of the most talented filmmakers I've ever worked with. I'm so incredibly grateful she came to me with this project and I was thrilled to see her recognized alongside Chloe Zhao and Regina King this morning. I also wanted to thank Margot Robbie and LuckyChap Entertainment for helping get this film made and their unwavering support."

Anya Taylor-Joy, Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie, The Queen's Gambit

"Wonderful news to wake up to—thank you to the HFPA for their love towards Emma and The Queen's Gambit," the actress said in a statement. "What a joy."

Ramy Youssef, Best Actor in a Television Series—Comedy, Ramy

"I'm so grateful to be recognized again by the HFPA, and I can't wait for awards night," the star said in a statement. "Everybody knows the Golden Globes throw the best Zoom."

Michelle Pfeiffer, Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, French Exit

"I am honored and grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this recognition," the actress said in a statement. "The character of Frances Price began in the imagination of Patrick DeWitt, first appearing in his wonderfully funny and witty novel, and then his brilliant screenplay. Thank you to our incredible cast and crew, who were a dream to work with and I'm marveled by all of you. And most of all, thank you to our director Azazel Jacobs, who masterfully captured the tone and spirit of Frances' story."

Helena Bonham Carter, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie, The Crown

"It's a pleasure for me to be included in the Golden Globes this morning, but it's particularly gratifying to see so many of my co-stars nominated as well, including the show itself," the actress said in a statement. "It's been a great and happiest of jobs and I hope we have provided some diversion in this bonkers time. I miss my fake family. Now that our tenure is over, I couldn't have asked for a nicer retirement present."

Jane Levy, Best Actress in a Television Series—Comedy, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

"Thank you HFPA for the golden globe nomination," the actress said in a statement. "What an honor! I got so excited this morning, I may have broken into song! Thank you to Austin for writing Zoey and to Mandy for the moves. Dancing and singing alongside this cast and crew has been a highlight of my life. We poured our hearts into this show and I'm so humbled to know it's moved you."

Amanda Seyfried, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Mank

"This is a dream come true!" the actress said in a statement. "David Fincher gave me the opportunity of my life with being able to share Marion Davies' story. I loved portraying this incredibly strong, funny, and earnest woman in such a rare collaboration by David Fincher and his beloved father, Jack. I'm beyond grateful to my friends at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for my first nomination and for recognizing a film that truly celebrates the art of filmmaking. It's so exciting to share this with David and the cast and crew of Mank."

Maria Bakalova, Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The actress said in a statement, "Боже мой! Шокирана съм! Bozhe moĭ!!! Shokirana sŭm! ["My God! I'm shocked! God bless you !!! I'm shocked!" in Bulgarian.]

She also said in English, "Thank you HFPA for this honor! To be nominated for playing the wonder woman that is Tutar will forever remain a highlight not only of my career but life. I am so grateful to Sacha who has so deservingly been recognized today as well as the film. I am the happiest person in the whole flat world and I hope that this recognition brings more attention to some of my incredibly talented acting and filmmaking colleagues in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe."

Aaron Sorkin, Best Motion Picture—Drama, Best Director—Motion Picture, Best Screenplay—Motion Picture, The Trial of the Chicago 7

"On behalf of the couple of hundred people who made The Trial of the Chicago 7, we're grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the recognition they gave us this morning, and we're humbled to be in the company of such distinguished nominees," the star said in a statement. "We thought the movie was relevant enough last winter when we were making it. We didn't need it to get more relevant, but it did."

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie, Normal People

"Whaaaaaat?! I am completely honored to have been nominated today alongside such immensely talented actors, some of whom I have grown up idolizing and am so grateful to have worked alongside my now dearest friend Paul Mescal," the actress said in a statement. "Playing Marianne was a beautiful and complex journey and she is a character who I will always treasure close to my heart, and indeed fringe!"

Jim Parsons, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie, Hollywood

"I am honored that the HFPA has recognized my performance in Hollywood and am proud to be nominated alongside such wonderful actors," the actor said in a statement. "Playing Henry Wilson was a unique and incredibly rewarding experience. I share this honor with Ryan Murphy, the remarkable cast, our crew, and Netflix."

Sacha Baron Cohen, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, The Trial of the Chicago 7; and Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

"I'm overwhelmed and humbled that the Hollywood Foreign Press has recognized both The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," the star said in a statement. "These nominations are a tribute to the talented creative teams that led and supported both films from inception to this moment."

He added, "I especially want to congratulate the visionary of Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin, and Borat's Tutar, the incredible Maria Bakalova. These two films are different, but they share a common theme—sometimes we have to protest injustice with our own farce. Thank you to the HFPA for this ridiculous amount of nominations. I'm so honored—and in the event that we don't win, I promise to hire Rudy Giuliani to contest the results."

Andra Day, Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

"Gratitude. God is great. No other words can describe how I feel," the star said in a statement. "Grateful to Lee, SLP, Tasha, Thom, my co-stars, the entire cast and production, to Hulu, and the whole team that believes and is working tirelessly for this. Thank you to the voters, outlets and fans that support us and Billie. Y'all are a big blessing."

Josh O'Connor, Best Actor in a Television Series—Drama, The Crown

"Mind blown," the actor said in a statement. "Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press! What an honor to be recognized by this group, and among these incredible artists. I share this acknowledgement with our entire cast and crew, our researchers, producers and of course Peter Morgan. Truly, a family I'm honored to be a part of."

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