Reactions from leading Golden Globe nominees
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - The Hollywood film awards season went into full gear on Thursday with the nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, to be presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at a gala dinner on Jan. 11.
The following are noteworthy reactions from nominated actors and directors:
** "Although at times it felt we were flying without a net in this crazy film experiment, this has brought enormous joy to me. I am so proud of my actors and the whole team. It's a good day." - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, best director nominee, "Birdman."
** "It's not every day you get to work on this kind of project or with an ensemble of actors as talented and inspiring as this cast, and I am so grateful to our director, Alejandro Iñárritu, for the opportunity." - Michael Keaton, best actor nominee, "Birdman."
** "I was in the middle of attempting to do all my holiday shopping in a day when I got the call ... I am hugely grateful to the HFPA – and to Professor Stephen Hawking for his personal support in helping me to share his story with the world." – Eddie Redmayne, best actor nominee, "The Theory of Everything."