Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep


Better start shopping ladies and gents—you've got an awards ceremony to attend!

The nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globes were announced on Thusday, Dec. 12, and some of TV's biggest stars were recognized for their work, including Scandal's Kerry Washington, The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, Don Cheadle and more.

The Golden Globes are known for being Hollywood's most entertaining awards ceremony and based off of these actors' statements, we have a feeling this this year is going to be the best one yet! From the sincere thank you's to the giggle-worthy notes, we've got reactions from your favorite small screen stars about their big nominations...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, Best Actress in a TV Series — Comedy:
I'm thrilled and so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. One question: does this mean I need two dresses?" (*Note: Julia was also nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for Enough Said.

Lena Dunham, Girls, Best Actress in a TV Series — Comedy :
When the phone rang this morning @campsucks and I thought someone had died/we had killed someone. Yes, we are in the same bedroom. Yay:):):)… So excited/grateful/excited to just stare at Lupita N'Yongo's gorgeous face and plop myself in some weird laps." (via Twitter)

Idris Elba, Luther, Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:
"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."

Kerry Washington, Scandal, Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama:
"I'm enormously grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor. It's humbling to be nominated alongside such talented and hard-working women whose work inspires me."

Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black, Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama:
"I am so incredibly thrilled to be representing this extraordinary group of actors and so proud to be a part of Jenji Kohan's brilliant vision.  This is surreal."

Beau Willimon, House of Cards, Best TV Series — Drama:
"All of us at House of Cards are thrilled by the nominations.  It's such an honor to have the collective efforts of our wonderful cast, crew, designers, directors and writers embraced by the international community and recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press. I'm particularly happy for Kevin, Robin and Corey - such a fierce trio of talent. They bring the best out of everyone they work with." 

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory, Best Actor in a TV Series — Comedy:
"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. I know it sounds cliché, forgive me it's early, but this is really such an embarrassment of riches.  In our first episodes of Big Bang, I felt there was something special about the show but  I never imagined any of this. I'm truly grateful and especially thrilled the show was nominated."

Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Best Actor in a TV Series — Comedy:
"I consider this a nomination for the whole House of Lies family. I've had the greatest time playing this mess of a man and hope we all get to come back and play for many more seasons to come. Thanks, HFPA."

Robert and Michelle King, The Good Wife, Best TV Series — Drama:
"'Thrilled' doesn't begin to describe how we feel this morning at the HFPA not only recognizing the show, but also Julianna and Josh!" 

Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:
"I'm humbled and happy to join Matt and Michael at the Golden Globes to celebrate such a special project. "Candelabra" was a great experience, the party continues!"

Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen, Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:
"I'm honoured to be nominated in this category and would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I am very proud of The White Queen and my special thanks go to Philippa Gregory, Emma Frost, Starz, the BBC and Company Pictures."

Janet McTeer, The White Queen, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie:
"Oh my goodness I am THRILLED !!!.... for the whole creative team , for the bbc and for starz ... ! And as for my daughter Rebecca I am so so very excited for her. What a sunny treat on this cold New York morning."

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation, Best Actress in a TV Series — Comedy:
"I am so thrilled to be able to celebrate with the good people of Parks & Recreation, the best cast in Comedy, Drama, Broadway, and Short Foreign Documentary Film."

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, Best Actress in a TV Series — Drama:
"I'm so moved by this news.  Thank you HFPA!  I am honored to be recognized amongst such talented women.  We are deep in production on Season 2 and I am so grateful every day to be able to go to work with such an incredible cast and crew on Orphan Black. The writers consistently give me the most amazing material to work with and have given me a wonderful cast of dynamic characters that I am so lucky to play."

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