ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

Yesterday the nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes were officially announced. Some nominations were a given, while others came as quite a surprise. Regardless, the deserving actors and actresses recognized have been rightfully celebrating.

Those chosen have made statements expressing their gratitude to the Hollywood Foreign Press for highlighting their works. Here are the excited reactions from a few of the nominees:

Mark Ruffalo

Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy (Infinitely Polar Bear)

Brie Larson

Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (Room)

Wow. My deepest thanks to the HFPA — I am beyond honored, grateful, thrilled and every other imaginable emotion to be in the company of such an inspirational group of women, and to share this morning’s recognition with Emma, Lenny, the entire cast and crew of Room, as well as Amy Schumer and the cast and crew of Trainwreck. What a morning! And thanks to Jacob Tremblay — you have made every day of this journey magic.

Lady Gaga

Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series (American Horror Story: Hotel)

Idris Elba

Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series (Luther) and Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Beasts of No Nation)

Wow thank you to the HFPA, who have always been so amazingly supportive of me throughout my career. I’m so excited, in particular, to be recognized for both ‘Luther’ and Beasts of No Nation. For ‘Luther,’ what better way to celebrate the end of a great run than with this stellar acknowledgement. As for Beasts, I can only hope this attention will get more people to see the brilliance of all that is Cary Fukunaga and my extraordinary co-star Abraham Attah. I share in this exciting moment with everyone who poured their hearts into these projects and who I could not have done this without.

Alicia Vikander

Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (The Danish Girl) and Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Ex Machina)

I am truly thrilled and grateful to the HFPA for both these wonderful nominations! To be considered amongst all these brilliant actresses and their outstanding performances is such an honor. Working on The Danish Girl and Ex Machina were such gifts in themselves, and for this to happen is all so wonderful. Thank you.

Amy Schumer

Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy (Trainwreck)

Schumer later jokingly commented on her friend and fellow nominee, Jennifer Lawrence, saying:

As soon as I saw that we were both nominated, I took her right out of my phone because our friendship is obviously over. It’s really every woman for herself at this point, and I don’t want her to kind of get in my head, you know?

Ellie Goulding

Original Song ("Love Me Like You Do," 50 Shades of Grey)

Will Smith

Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (Concussion)

My wife slapped me out of my sleep to wake me up and tell me. She was just so ecstatic. It was like a really great married moment. We were so bound together. It was us, it was ours, ‘we’ were nominated. It was a great recognition of how far we’ve come as a couple.

Rob Lowe

Actor in a TV Series, Comedy (The Grinder)

Every category this year has some pretty stiff competition, but we'll have to wait until January 10 to see who will go home a winner. You can see a full list of nominees by visiting The Hollywood Reporter.

(Source: New York Times, EW)

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