UPDATE 1-Reactions from leading Golden Globe nominees

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LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The Hollywood Foreign Press

Association announced nominations for the 2012 Golden Globe

Awards on Thursday. Winners will be named at a gala dinner in

Beverly Hills on Jan. 13.

Following is a list of reactions from nominees, received by

Reuters in statements via email or telephone.

** "I'm very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press

Association for so generously acknowledging us in a year of such

powerful films and performances." -- Daniel Day-Lewis, best

drama actor nominee, "Lincoln."

** "Alma thanks you from the bottom of her heart for the

recognition of her contribution to film." -- Helen Mirren, best

drama actress nominee, "Hitchcock."

** "OK ... I'm only doing Richard Linklater movies from now

on. I'm so proud of our little engine that could. Thank you

HFPA!" -- Jack Black, best comedy actor nominee, "Bernie."

** "What a great way to wake up! I couldn't be happier or

more grateful for this news. Congratulations to Hugh and

everyone who worked on 'Les Mis' for their contribution to the

best picture nomination!!!" -- Anne Hathaway, best supporting

actress nominee, "Les Miserables."

** "I am deeply honored and grateful to the HFPA for these

very generous nominations. Making 'Life of Pi' was one of the

most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life." -- Ang

Lee, best director/drama nominee, "Life of Pi."

** "Everyone who is involved with 'Smash,' whether on the

outskirts or at the epicenter, is thrilled and dancing in the

aisles this morning on this wonderful news." -- Steven

Spielberg, executive producer of best TV comedy series nominee,


** "Ryan Murphy has again created a challenging character

for me to play and it is a privilege to work with such a

talented group of actors on this one-of-a kind show." -- Jessica

Lange, best TV miniseries actress nominee, "American Horror

Story: Asylum"

** "There's no one more fun to play than 'Gloria' and I feel

lucky every day I get to be on set with my "Modern Family." I'm

so happy for Eric and of course the rest of my cast for our

nomination." -- Sofia Vergara, best supporting TV actress

nominee, "Modern Family."

** "Never in a million years did I ever think I'd come close

to such a thing! Truly wonderful, I feel very lucky! Thank you!!

And thank you to the Bond family for giving me the opportunity."

-- Adele, best original song co-nominee, "Skyfall."

** "The adventure of 'Brave' began in Scotland, where the

mystery and majesty of the land fueled our imaginations. From

haggis to highland games, creating this film truly changed our

fate." -- Mark Andrews, writer/director of best animated feature

nominee, "Brave."

** "The journey seems so impossible, from trying to get it

off the ground for five long years and almost failing, to having

it travel outside of Denmark's borders and now this momentous

thing." -- Nikolaj Arcel, co-writer/director of best foreign

language film nominee "A Royal Affair."

** "I'm so honored by these nominations and excited that the

film is receiving this recognition." -- John Hawkes, best drama

actor nominee, "The Sessions."

** "This was a complicated and challenging role. It's nice

to have the HFPA acknowledge the performance and for me to share

the nomination with such brilliant actors." -- Richard Gere,

best drama actor nominee, "Arbitrage."

** "The cast, crew and staff of 'The Newsroom' are humbled

to be in such elite company and we look forward to dramatizing

this nomination a year and a half from now." -- Aaron Sorkin,

creator of best TV drama series nominee "The Newsroom."

** "Being nominated is wonderful, of course. I'm very happy.

With each new film you're starting from scratch - the success of

your last film is no guarantee for how your next film will do."

-- Michael Haneke, director of best foreign language nominee


** "It's an honor, sincerely, and very humbling to be

singled out this way by the HFPA. We're grateful, and encouraged

by their support, especially since our film has such a diverse,

international cast, and as the HFPA represent so many countries

across the globe." -- Kathryn Bigelow, director/producer, of

best drama nominee "Zero Dark Thirty."

** "I think the film has certainly spoken to an American

audience. People have become frustrated with the political

process, and the movie takes you on a journey that shows the

democratic process is difficult but the end result is a very

satisfying process." -- Kathleen Kennedy, producer of best drama

nominee "Lincoln."

** "It's very gratifying to get this many nominations from

the HFPA for a film I worked so hard on and am so passionate

about." -- Quentin Tarantino, writer/director of best drama

nominee "Django Unchained."

** "These nominations reflect the courage and determination

of real life heroes in the United States, Canada, Iran and

across the globe." -- Ben Affleck, director of best drama

nominee "Argo."

** "I'm so thrilled for Hugh (Jackman). It couldn't have

happened to a nicer guy. It was 13 weeks of grueling work

chest-deep in water and cold. He was an old-fashioned leading

man that carried the picture on his back." -- Tom Hooper,

director of best musical nominee "Les Miserables."

** "It's incredible for the film. My favorite movies are

films ... that talk about a current event and then use the

medium to ask questions of our society. To be involved in a

movie that does that, this is the greatest manhunt in history,

the 9/11 hunt for Osama bin Laden pretty much defined this

decade for us and to ... be playing the woman who sacrificed so

much to find him is such an honor." -- Jessica Chastain, nominee

for best actress in a drama for "Zero Dark Thirty.".

** "This is lovely news ... Having had such a glorious time

in India, I'm so happy for John Madden and Graham Broadbent and

delighted to be included in such a wonderful group of fellow

actors." -- Judi Dench, nominee for best comedy actress for "The

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

** "We're up against the big boys now, but the whole thing

is very flattering and exciting, the response to the show in

America has been wonderful." -- Julian Fellowes, creator of best

TV drama series nominee "Downton Abbey."

** "It's wonderful that our movie left its mark. Emily Blunt

is such a talent and a joy to work with, and I'm so happy the

HFPA recognized her performance, as well as our film," Ewan

McGregor, best comedy actor nominee, "Salmon Fishing in Yemen."

** "'Frankenweenie' is a very personal project for me and

the nomination goes as much to the animators who labored frame

by frame to bring this film to life." -- Tim Burton, director of

best animated film nominee "Frankenweenie."

** "As an actor you look for roles that are rich,

complicated, and that stretch you and this year I was blessed to

find two. To have the chance to play them was a gift in itself

and to then be acknowledged this way is icing on the cake." --

Nicole Kidman, best supporting actress nominee for "Paperboy,"

and best TV movie actress nominee for "Hemingway & Gellhorn."

** "I am deeply grateful for this nomination, and in

particular, for the HFPA's recognition of the hard work and

passion that Terence Davies brought to this wonderful British

indie. I am thrilled that this nomination might allow his

beautiful work to reach a larger audience." -- Rachel Weisz,

best drama actress nominee for "The Deep Blue Sea."

** "You never know how a French movie, a foreign movie is

going to be received, so we're very happy with the journey of

the movie in the U.S." -- Marion Cotillard, best drama actress

for "Rust and Bone."

** "The reason that I do this job is to serve, not to

receive accolades and trophies. That said, I'm freakin' stoked.

God bless America and the Hollywood Foreign Press,

specifically." -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best TV comedy actress

nominee for "Veep."

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy, Eric Kelsey and Jill Serjeant;

editing by Matthew Lewis)

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