Golden Globes 2020: Stars React to Their Nominations (PHOTOS)

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Peter Morgan (Creator), The Crown, Best Television Series Drama

“Beyond thrilled — for the show of course, but in particular for our new cast. We all knew how hard it would be to follow the previous gang — but they have done that and more. We could not be happier with the audience response around the world and thank the HFPA for this acknowledgement.”


Ben Platt, The Politician, Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“I am beyond excited and honored to be nominated for my first ever Golden Globe along with our series! Everyone in our Politician family has worked so hard on our show and done so with such love, so I’m very grateful that the HFPA has recognized us and I’m proud of my extraordinary ensemble. Congratulations to all the other very deserving nominees (especially my best friend Beanie Feldstein)!!”


Susannah Grant (Showrunner), Unbelievable, Best Television Limited Series

“This is thrilling, especially given Unbelievable’s challenging subject matter. To see all the hard work of our whole team honored by the HFPA in this way is really exciting. It’s equally thrilling to see Toni, Merritt and Kaitlyn to all be individually recognized for their remarkable performances. They’re a dream team of actors who each brought so much to Unbelievable, and are all fully deserving of this great honor.”


Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy, Best Actor in a Limited Series

“A heartfelt thank you to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honour. I have long wanted to move away from comedy and do something uncommercial, not reliant on jokes, that few people would see — which I achieved with the The Brothers Grimsby. I am hugely proud of The Spy and thrilled that it has been seen and embraced by audiences around the globe. I share this recognition with Eli Cohen’s family and everyone who worked on The Spy. I’d also like to express my thanks to the brilliant team at Netflix and to our visionary writer/director Gidi Raff.”

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Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable, Best Actress in a Limited Series (To TV Insider)

“Right before I got on the phone with you, I was getting really emotional. I don’t think it really hit me this morning. It just kind of did. I was standing in my room, silent, waiting to get on the phone with you. I just got so overwhelmed. It’s so exciting.”
“I’m so proud of Merritt. I can’t even tell you how much I look up to her and I think she’s just an incredible woman and an incredible actor. It feels amazing to be among all of the women in the category. I just feel so lucky for the people involved in Unbelievable. I’m thinking about how hard it is to get jobs and then to get a job, it takes an extreme amount of hard work, and for it to be recognized and for the people behind the show to trust you with all of that, especially with a role like this one, I just feel extremely lucky and it’s been such an amazing journey. I’m so excited about this. … It’s really, really gratifying, and I feel incredibly honored.”


Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself, Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“What an honor to be nominated for a Golden Globe and I’m grateful to the HFPA. I’m humbled to be included in a group that’s so talented and respected.”

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Billy Porter, Pose, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama (To TV Insider)

“I went to bed and took a sleeping pill so I could sleep through it and wake up to whatever the news was going to be. Too emotional. … I just never knew it could look like this. When I got into this business 30 years ago, I was just trying to be masculine enough by society’s standards to work. Who I was and what I represent I was told would be my liability for the rest of my life, and it’s not. I’m proof positive that authenticity is the only way and the truth is the only way. … I get to represent my people. I get to represent what my generation went through. I get to tell that story, and stories create empathy and empathy creates change. It’s a gift to be able to be part of this project like that.”

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Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method, Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series

“Good news! This must mean I’m still alive.”

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Chuck Lorre (Creator), The Kominsky Method, Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy (To TV Insider)

“I was in a deep REM sleep when the phone rang. What a way to be jolted out of unconsciousness. It was just terrific. … I’m just immensely grateful that the Hollywood Foreign Press acknowledged the show in its second season. I’m still excited about last year, but to be nominated again and to be invited to the best part in town, it’s a great acknowledgement of a lot of hard work. … The second season, I was determined to shift the focus … to one that spoke of hope, that life goes on and as long as life goes on, there’s hope and the potential for love and happiness and all the things that can seem to be in your rearview mirror at a certain age. The fact that it’s been embraced and acknowledged is deeply, deeply rewarding.”

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Christina Applegate, Dead to Me, Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“Holy moly! Thank you hollywood foreign press! I’m so humbled! What a way to wake up!!!”

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Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method, Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“What a great day. Thank you HFPA for the nomination and for making my Dad proud on his 103 birthday.”

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Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll, Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press for this incredible honor. I put my heart and soul into Nadia Vulvokov and share this recognition with everyone who worked tirelessly on Russian Doll. Thank you to Amy and Leslye for helping me craft with such detail and to Netflix and NBC Universal for your support. This nomination is very affirming on a creative level and means the world to me. Currently hard at work in the writers’ room on our second season where I’ll be spending most of the day plotting how to get Joe Pesci’s autograph at the ceremony. Thank you!”

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Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“I love these women. They are the real deal and then some. I love our family of @maiseltv weirdos. They are among the hardest working, most talented, beautiful hearted folks I’ve ever known. Thank you to the HFPA for inviting us back to the party. We’ll try not to embarrass you.”

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Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“I’m thrilled at the news of the nomination this morning in particular because I tried really hard! I wanted to do full justice to the complexities of this woman. I don’t think life was very easy for her, but it’s certainly fun to pretend to be her!”

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Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series

“The last time I got a Golden Globe nomination was 2005. My eldest boy was 1 year old and my youngest not even on the horizon. As my sons are now nearly 16 and 13 I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for making me feel young again. Thanks to Blumhouse, Showtime, Stan and all the team involved. I was surrounded by a spectacular cast. My personal gratitude and deep affection go out to Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller, Annabelle Wallis, Aleksa Palladino, Seth MacFarlane, Simon McBurney and Josh Stamberg among others who made a complex and difficult job so much easier.”

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Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“I am so honored to be nominated along with the other incredible actresses in our category. Best 5AM news ever!”

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Alex Metcalf (EP), The Loudest Voice, Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“On behalf of the cast and crew of The Loudest Voice, I’m honored that everyone’s hard work has been recognized by the HFPA. It’s humbling to know that Russell’s heartfelt performance and the show itself has resonated with so many. Thanks to Blumhouse Television and Showtime for all their support along the way.”

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The 2020 Golden Globe Award nominations were announced Monday, and those who have been recognized for their work are celebrating.

In TV, Netflix led with 17 nominations, with HBO in second place with 15. And the shows and television movies with the most nominations were Chernobyl, The Crown, and Unbelievable with four each.

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Netflix dominated with series like 'Unbelievable' and 'The Crown,' while 'Game of Thrones' was largely ignored.

The Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, January 5 on NBC. Ricky Gervais will be the host.

Click through the gallery above for some of the reactions, and stay tuned as we continue to add more as we hear from the nominees.

77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, January 5, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, NBC