Stars stoked about Golden Globe nods
December 15th, 2011
04:29 PM ET

Stars stoked about Golden Globe nods

Thursday was a good day for some celebrities in Hollywood.

With the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations, some stars spoke with CNN about their reaction to the kudos from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Here's what a few of the stars had to say:

Seth Rogen, whose film "50/50" was nominated for best motion picture, musical or comedy
It’s really exciting honestly. It’s weird! [laughs] It’s weird to be nominated for like- yeah, one of these awards that people actually pay attention to!

Jonah Hill, nominated for best supporting actor in a motion picture for "Moneyball"
"You know I’m obviously the rookie in a group full of veterans, and I … I’m just so honored. And I’m so honored that the movie got nominated and that Brad got nominated, and that I got nominated, and Erin and Steven got nominated… I don’t know, I just I, I don’t know it’s pretty overwhelming. I really kind of…I wish I had better words but I kind of am speechless."

Octavia Spencer, nominated for best supporting actress in a motion picture for "The Help"
"You know, Viola, Jessica, and I would not be receiving the…award attention that we’re receiving if it were not for Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Cicely Tyson, Aunjanue Ellis, I mean it, Ahna O’Reilly…it is an amazing group of actors. And, you know, I wish we could all get some sort of recognition with every awards show, because I feel…you know I feel a little bit fraudulent being up there [laughs] alone when it's such a group effort. So I’m thrilled."

Kenneth Branagh, nominated for best supporting actor in a motion picture for "My Week With Marilyn"
"Well actually it was my wife who gave me a nudge and said, 'the phone's ringing.' And she said, 'quick, this is like Christmas morning. See if there’s anything in the present.' Then it turned out to be a friend of mine who was at the announcement event. I was sort of in that half asleep, half awake and truly delighted kind of state. So, I felt about 6 years old and very happy."

Judd Apatow, director of "Bridesmaids" which was nominated for best motion picture, musical or comedy

"I—you know I was just excited to make a movie with Kristen [Wiig]. We didn’t even think about what type of movie it was or what it meant. I just thought, Kristen Wiig is one of the funniest woman I have ever seen, and then it evolved into this thing that seemed to have more meaning for people. But you know, at its core, it was just, what should we do for her?"


soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Uncle Crimmas

    I like turtles.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. madhater

    Pinche stoked bro. All these suckas blow.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sally

    the golden globes is way over rated. These votes are cast by a meager 80 journalists who are showered with gifts from the studios year round. Some don't even take the time to watch the movies before casting their ballots.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Guest

    Maybe if they did the golden shower awards,where we could give our least favorite stars golden showers

    That would be awesome

    December 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Judd

    Judd Apatow didn't direct BRIDESMAIDS.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jon

    I used to watch the Golden Globes once...but then i took an arrow in the knee

    December 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. VegasGirl

    Too many unnecessary awards ceremonies!!

    December 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |

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