The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were revealed this morning and while some celebs may have been expecting their nominations, others were completely surprised.
Nick Jonas landed his first Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song for “Home” from the animated film Ferdinand. He took to twitter to express his thanks and congratulate his co-writers Justin Tranter and Nick Monson. “AHHHHHH!!!! WE DID IT!!!! Home from @FerdinandMovie is nominated for best original song at the @goldenglobes! Thank you to the HFPA for this incredible honor & to my family for being the inspiration for this song. Thank you @tranterjustin for writing this song with me,” he shared. He also posted an excited video message.
AHHHHHH!!!! WE DID IT!!!! Home from @FerdinandMovie is nominated for best original song at the @goldenglobes! Thank you to the HFPA for this incredible honor & to my family for being the inspiration for this song. Thank you @tranterjustin for writing this song with me! pic.twitter.com/A5rOQaithY
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) December 11, 2017
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) December 11, 2017
Another young star who was shocked to learn of his nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy was Ansel Elgort. The Baby Driver star wrote, “I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS! Violetta woke me up this morning telling me I was nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE for baby driver!!! I kept asking if I was still dreaming. Honestly never expected this would happen for me. Thank you HFPA and Edgar Wright and Sony pictures!”
? I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS! Violetta woke me up this morning telling me I was nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE for baby driver!!! I kept asking if I was still dreaming ? Honestly never expected this would happen for me. Thank you HFPA and Edgar Wright and Sony pictures! Wow wow wow.
— Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) December 11, 2017
Breakout star Katherine Langford earned a nomination for Best TV Actress Drama for her work in the controversial “13 Reasons Why.” She shared a snapshot of the nominees on her Instagram story saying, “Thank you so much to the HFPA! So excited to be nominated alongside this illustrious group of women.” She added in a statement, “Words can not express my sheer excitement and gratitude for being nominated by the HFPA this morning for portraying ‘Hannah Baker,’ a young woman whom I have come to truly love and understand. Hannah’s story resonated with so many people, and I feel truly grateful to Netflix, Paramount TV, Brian Yorkey, Tom McCarthy, Selena Gomez, and all of our tremendous producers…and to our incredibly talented cast – who are also my dear friends, and our wonderful crew for bringing this story to life,” Lanford wrote. “Most of all, my sincere hope is that the recognition continues to shine a light on so many of the important life issues and struggles we portray in 13 Reasons Why. I’m forever grateful to have been given this opportunity and will continue to work hard to bring dignity, respect, and grace to such a powerful character.”
Check out more reactions from the nominees via official statements or social media below. See the full list of nominees here.
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press association for this honor,” the nominee for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy stated. “I’m very humbled to be recognized for this role—to see the effect this film has had on so many people of all ages has meant so much to us. I feel so lucky to be a part of this world and character that Greta has created so beautifully. I’m thrilled to share this moment with Laurie and the rest of the cast who are so brilliant. Lady Bird is a strong, unique female character—I am just honored to be able to tell her story.”
Timothee Chalamet- Call Me By Your Name: “WOW! I’m floored. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this recognition. I’m humbled to be sharing this acknowledgement with my co-star and friend Armie Hammer—and to be included alongside actors I have looked up to and studied closely—it’s just a massive honor! I am tremendously thankful to our director and captain Luca Guadagnino for giving me this opportunity, and for telling this story that has touched so many people.”
Over 7 years ago we began the journey to get @GreatestShowman made into a major motion picture. Through all of the (literal) blood, sweat and tears …. giving up was never an option. As it is said – with great risk comes great reward. Thank you #HFPA! @goldenglobes pic.twitter.com/qgyZ5v9AUh
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 11, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) December 11, 2017
— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) December 11, 2017
THE DISASTER ARTIST get nominated for big Hollywood awards!! What a story!! https://t.co/OAtIDytCYk
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 11, 2017
Freddie Highmore – “The Good Doctor”: “There cannot be more wonderful news to wake up to on a Monday morning than this. Thank you to each and every member of the Hollywood Foreign Press for this amazing honour. I’m proud that an optimistic, hopeful and unabashedly ‘good’ character like Shaun has resonated with so many. And to David, the writers, producers, cast and crew of “The Good Doctor” – thank you all, and I can’t wait to spend the day celebrating with (most of!) you on set today.”
Meryl Streep – The Post: “I’m thrilled for the movie, for Steven and Tom, and for the incredible ensemble of actors who made this movie need its moment in history. Thanks HFPA.”
Alison Brie – “Glow”: Brie found out about her nomination while running out the door for work. It’s a good year for the actress as she’s in 3 projects that were recognizd. “I am so honored and proud to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. GLOW has been such a labor of love and I’m very excited that THE DISASTER ARTIST and THE POST also got recognized this morning.”
Claire Foy – “The Crown”: “It is such an honour to receive this nomination today! Thank you so much to the HFPA for their continued support of The Crown. I can’t express enough what a wonderful project it has been to be a part of, with such an extraordinary cast and crew. Thank you thank you.”
Dan Fogelman – Creator & Executive Producer of “This Is U”s: “It’s a good day when you wake up and find out that your show is on a list with Game of Thrones. Thanks to the HFPA for recognizing us again – I am very happy for Chrissy and Sterling, and extremely proud of our entire cast and crew. Speaking for all of us: we’re just happy to be in the conversation, and will remain that way as long as we get to meet Jon Snow.”
Michelle Williams – All the Money in the World: “Thank you so much to the HFPA for this honor. I am thrilled to share this with my dear friend, Ridley Scott, and my new friend, Christopher Plummer,” the nominee for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) stated. “This has been quite the journey that I am proud to be a part of. Also, a big congratulations to Hugh Jackman and my fellow castmates from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.”
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) December 11, 2017
Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes: “Thank you to the HFPA for this honor and thank you beyond measure to the one and only Billie Jean King. She is a brilliant, brave and game changing human being and I wish to be half the woman she is someday. I share this with the whole cast and crew of BATTLE OF THE SEXES, a film I feel very lucky to have been a part of.”
Jordan Peele – Get Out: “Congratulations to Daniel and our cast and crew, who all worked so hard on bringing this film to life. We are also grateful to feel so supported by fans and audiences who continue to champion the film.”
Shailene Woodley – “Big Little Lies”: “Wow, what exciting news to receive this morning!Once again, I am so thrilled to be acknowledged in such a lovely way, along with our incredible cast who are not only so talented but are also strong, fierce warriors and advocates. Thank you to the HFPA, HBO, Jean Marc, David and all of our producers. It’s a beautiful journey to be on with all of you!”
David Harbour – “Stranger Things”: Thank you HFPA for the great honor of being nominated for a supporting TV actor Golden Globe award this year, and for nominating STRANGER THINGS in the best TV drama category as well,” the nominee stated. “It’s gratifying to be seen for my work and to be in a category with such esteemed colleagues. The work I do on ST has been the most satisfying of my career, due to the brilliance of all departments but of course most especially the writing and directing of the Duffer Brothers and the directing and producing of Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen and the generous license to play that Netflix gives us. My co-stars are all so inspired and inspiring to work with on a daily basis, and I surely wouldn’t be nominated without the special chemistry I had this past season with Millie, Winona, Finn, Noah, Sean, Paul and all the rest. Their work makes me shine. They make it easy for David and Hopper to look good.”
Allison Janney – I, Tonya: “I am so thrilled to be recognized for the role of LaVona in ‘I, Tonya’!” the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee stated. “My wonderfully talented friend, Steven Rogers, wrote the part for me which makes it so much sweeter. I’m very proud to be a part of this film and send my congratulations to Margot, NEON and the whole cast and crew for the movie nomination as well. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press.”
James Franco – The Disaster Artist: “Thank you to the HFPA, who have been supportive of my work since I played James Dean 16 years ago. I am grateful that they have recognized our film “The Disaster Artist” for Best Comedy, and for nominating me as an actor. This movie could only have happened because I was supported by my family and friends. I acted opposite my brother, Dave, and it was produced by my friend of 20 years, Seth Rogen, and his company Point Grey. From the incredible writers, Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, to the amazing cast, and our regular crew, this movie was blessed and a gift to be a part of. I’m sure the real Tommy Weiseau is pretty happy right now too.”
Frankie Shaw – “SMILF”: “I can’t believe it! What started as a little short film I shot in my friends bedroom turned into this. I am so honored for the show to be recognized and for our name to be up there with all of these amazingly creative and talented people. Thank you to Showtime for believing in us, and thank you thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!!!”
The Duffer Brothers – “Stranger Things”: “Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing our second season and our Chief’s phenomenal performance! To be nominated again means so much to us, and it’s a real testament to the incredible work by our very special cast and crew, who put so much heart into making this show. We are also thankful for the support of our incredibly loyal fans, who inspire us daily — and are making great use of the Hopper dancing GIF today!”
Jessica Biel – “The Sinner”: She told THR, “I didn’t really forget about the nominations — but I’m alone, without my child, for the first time in quite a while. My son stayed with my mom last night. So I turned off my phone. I didn’t set my alarm until 8 a.m., which never happens, but then I woke up to my assistant calling the house lime at 5:30 a.m. Who does that? It’s cruel, but also amazing, because of what she said. We’re still trying to work out what a second season of The Sinner would be, but my producing partner [Michelle Purple] and I are going to stay part of this for its run — whatever it may be. It’s our baby. Hopefully we’ll know where this goes next soon.”
The 2018 Golden Globes will be hosted by Seth Meyers & will take place on January 7, 2018.