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2018 Golden Globe TV Nominee Reactions

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Nicole Kidman, Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie Nominee for Big Little Lies

“We are all aware of how rare it is for a show and it’s cast to be honored in such a huge way, and we are all incredibly grateful. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for giving the show so much love. It was made with love, guided by the incredible David E. Kelley and Jean-Marc Vallée as well as my partners in passion Reese Witherspoon, Per Saari and Bruna Papandrea. The character Celeste is so precious to me and the recognition is deeply appreciated.”


Frankie Shaw, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominee for SMILF

“I can’t believe it! What started as a little short film I shot in my friends bedroom turned into this. I am so honored for the show to be recognized and for our name to be up there with all of these amazingly creative and talented people. Thank you to Showtime for believing in us, and thank you thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!!!”


Liev Schreiber, Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominee For Ray Donovan

(His fifth consecutive nomination)

“I am so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for continuing to recognize our work. None of it would be possible without the extraordinary cast & crew of this highly functional dysfunctional family. Big love and gratitude my lady Macbeth and the greatest scene partner on God’s green earth, Paula Malcomson.”


Issa Rae, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominee For Insecure


David Harbor, Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Stranger Things


Chrissy Metz, Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for This is Us


Shailene Woodley, Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Big Little Lies


Geoffrey Rush, Lead Actor in a Limited Series for National Geographic’s Genius

“This is good news for Albert Einstein.  I believe in science.  I also believe in the complexity of humankind.  I am honoured to be in the company of fellow nominees who, with their artistry, have strived to define the multiplicity of dimensions in the male experience.”


Dan Fogelman, Creator of Drama Series nominee, This Is Us

“It’s a good day when you wake up and find out that your show is on a list with Game of Thrones. Thanks to the HFPA for recognizing us again – I am very happy for Chrissy and Sterling, and extremely proud of our entire cast and crew. Speaking for all of us: we’re just happy to be in the conversation, and will remain that way as long as we get to meet Jon Snow.”


Pamela Adlon, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Better Things

“I’ve been acting most of my life and I’m extremely honored. Thank you so much, HFPA. This is a Chanakah miracle.”


Kyle McLachlan, Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Twin Peaks: The Return

“I’m truly thrilled and humbled by the nomination this morning. What a surreal experience to be nominated today for a role that I was so lucky to win this award for 26 years ago. I am so grateful to the HFPA for this acknowledgement, and to David Lynch for creating this very special universe and allowing me to revisit it.”


Alison Brie, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for GLOW


Rachel Brosnahan, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

“These are women I am completely in awe of. Issa Rae is a hero of mine. I’m going to try not to stalk her at the Globes. I nearly died when I heard my name and hers in the same sentence.”


Kevin Bacon, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for I Love Dick


Katherine Langford, Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 13 Reasons Why

“Words can not express my sheer excitement and gratitude for being nominated by the HFPA this morning for portraying ‘Hannah Baker,’ a young woman whom I have come to truly love and understand. Hannah’s story resonated with so many people, and I feel truly grateful to Netflix, Paramount TV, Brian Yorkey, Tom McCarthy, Selena Gomez, and all of our tremendous producers…and to our incredibly talented cast – who are also my dear friends, and our wonderful crew for bringing this story to life,” Lanford wrote. “Most of all, my sincere hope is that the recognition continues to shine a light on so many of the important life issues and struggles we portray in 13 Reasons Why. I’m forever grateful to have been given this opportunity and will continue to work hard to bring dignity, respect, and grace to such a powerful character.”


Kenya Barris, Creator of Comedy Series nominee, black-ish

Bob Odenkirk, Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Better Call Saul

“I’m thrilled to be noticed and nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press. My evolving role on Better Call Saul is incredibly rewarding. Like the fans, I can’t wait to see where it goes next.”


Anthony Anderson, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for black-ish


Freddie Highmore, Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Good Doctor

“There cannot be more wonderful news to wake up to on a Monday morning than this. Thank you to each and every member of the Hollywood Foreign Press for this amazing honour. I’m proud that an optimistic, hopeful and unabashedly ‘good’ character like Shaun has resonated with so many. And to David, the writers, producers, cast and crew of The Good Doctor – thank you all, and I can’t wait to spend the day celebrating with (most of!) you on set today.”


Claire Foy, Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Crown

“It is such an honour to receive this nomination today! Thank you so much to the HFPA for their continued support of The Crown. I can’t express enough what a wonderful project it has been to be a part of, with such an extraordinary cast and crew. Thank you, thank you.”


Jessica Lange, Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Feud: Bette and Joan

“It was wonderful to find out about the Golden Globe nomination this morning. It was truly great to work with the brilliant Ryan Murphy to tell the story of Joan and Bette.  It was an honor to embody the legendary Joan Crawford. Even though it’s a period piece, their stories and the issues that they faced are as relevant today as they were at the time. Congratulations to everyone who worked on the show and all the other nominees.”


Jude Law, Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Young Pope

“I’m happy that my work with the wonderful Paolo Sorrentino has been recognised. Thank you HFPA.”


Alan Yang, Co-creator of Comedy Series Nominee, Master of None


The Duffer Brothers, Creators of Drama Series Nominee, Stranger Things

“Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing our second season and our Chief’s phenomenal performance! To be nominated again means so much to us, and it’s a real testament to the incredible work by our very special cast and crew, who put so much heart into making this show. We are also thankful for the support of our incredibly loyal fans, who inspire us daily — and are making great use of the Hopper dancing GIF today!”


Christian Slater, Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Mr. Robot


Max Mutchnick and David Khan, Creators of Comedy Series Nominee, Will & Grace

“What an incredible honor that the HFPA has recognized Will & Grace with a comedy series nomination. We’re grateful we’ve been welcomed back in this way after an 11 year hiatus and given the opportunity to continue writing for these characters.”


Jessica Biel, Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Sinner

“Thank you! A little in shock, to be honest with you! You never think, “Oh yeah, my show’s going to get nominated. That’s going to be fun.” There were so many amazing things and so many great, incredible actors — like, there’s no way! So you kind of go into it with this “Who knows?” attitude, trying not to get so excited in case it doesn’t come through.”


William H. Macy, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Shameless

“It takes a good family to be a good father, and I love Emmy and Emma and Jeremy and Cameron and Ethan and Christian and the SHAMELESS family more than just about anything.  And maybe anything.  And certainly most things. I’m a lucky guy to get to act with these people.”


Reese Witherspoon, Lead Actress in Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Big Little Lies