(Adds comments from Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Jack Black,
Anne Hathaway, Ang Lee, Adele)
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
** "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
** "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
** "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
** "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)