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Reactions to 71st annual Golden Globe nominations

Friday - 12/13/2013, 12:46am  ET

This image released by Focus Features shows Jared Leto as Rayon in a scene from "Dallas Buyers Club." Leto was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his role in the film on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The 71st annual Golden Globes will air on Sunday, Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Focus Features, Anne Marie Fox)

The Associated Press

Celebrity reactions to the 71st annual Golden Globe nominations, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards will be given Jan. 12.

--"It gave me a chance to go back to my roots. That's how I started. It was like a circular move for me, going back to rediscover what the joy in the first place was for me. Over time, as opportunities came my way, and I moved into directing and producing and then creating other opportunities for filmmakers, what I hadn't realized is it moved me further way from the very beginnings of my career." -- Robert Redford, nominated for best actor in a drama for "All Is Lost."

--"I learned about the nomination on Twitter from one of the showbiz information sites that I follow. As someone who fancies himself as an actor's director, it means a lot to me that Daniel (Bruhl) gave a gritty and courageous performance. He really brought the character to the screen in such a detailed way and it's great that he is acknowledged. ... It's a great time for the medium in the face of a lot of economic doubt and a lot of competition from other mediums." -- Ron Howard, director of "Rush," nominated for best drama film.

--"There is not a molecule in my body that isn't humbly grateful. From the second we made 'The Fighter,' it's been a journey that began from a low point for me to a new period that I feel my life was leading up to, which is these films that are now being made. To receive those actors and the privilege of working with them and to have them work on multiple films is very exciting for me. If it's exciting for audiences, then that's wonderful." -- David O. Russell, nominated as best film director and screenwriter for "American Hustle." The movie was nominated for best picture, musical or comedy.

--"I haven't called anyone. I'm too overwhelmed! I've done a dance of joy in my hotel room. All of these nominations hopefully mean that more people will go and see it, and that is really exciting because I feel this film is pivotal and just so good for the world." -- Lupita Nyong'o, nominated for best-supporting actress in a film for "12 Years a Slave." She listened to the announcement over the radio in Paris.

--"I'm thrilled and so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. One question: Does this mean I need two dresses?" -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who received two nominations for her roles in the TV series "Veep" and the movie "Enough Said."

--"I feel great. I think it's wonderful that a little film like this has an opportunity, has a light shone in its direction." -- Jared Leto, nominated for best-supporting actor in the film "Dallas Buyers Club."

--"Joel and Ethan (Coen) have completely changed my life. There's a reason why (this) happens to so many actors who are involved in their movies because they create a stage for people to do their absolute best work. Not only the actors themselves, but everyone involved" -- Oscar Isaac, nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy film for "Inside Llewyn Davis."

--"When the phone rang this morning, I silenced it and I thought, 'Ugh, who do I owe money to?'" -- Greta Gerwig, nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy film for "Frances Ha."

--"This was a one-of-a-kind shooting for all us. You don't read scripts written that honest. We all had a good time. It was so relaxed. We really knew this was something special. I have done things onstage that have brought attention to my work, but this is as exciting as could be" -- June Squibb, nominated for best-supporting actress in a film for "Nebraska."

--"People talk about this being a 'competitive' year for film, when really it is an 'excellent' year -- so many wonderful movies internationally and at home. I'm happy 'Nebraska' is part of the discussion, and I'm especially gratified by the attention Bruce Dern and June Squibb are receiving at what we hope is the mid-point of their careers." -- Alexander Payne, nominated for best director for "Nebraska," in an email.

--"To get a film out there which is received the way it is, is really exceptional. This on top of that is an extraordinary addition to that. I think I'm just excited about that really, and not thinking about too much else." -- Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for best actor in a drama for "12 Years a Slave," on whether he's thinking about bigger nominations.

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