Any planned weekend fetes are getting started early for some of Hollywood's major players as we cap off a week of nominations.
Over the past two days, films like "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Argo" and "Les Misérables" have reveled in nods while TV shows like "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" have reaffirmed their status as critical favorites.
All of the recognition has left Jennifer Lawrence, a darling of critics and everyday fans alike, a little stunned. The 22-year-old actress has earned both a SAG and a Golden Globe nod for her work in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," which is also up for the best comedic motion picture Golden Globe.
“It’s unbelievable. It’s crazy. I’ve really not had time to kind of stop and really think about it," Lawrence told CNN. "It just kind of feels like I walked into a job and it suddenly just keeps going up. It’s weird because you never get use to it. It’s easier not to think about it in kind of a weird way. You just go on with your day and try not to let it overwhelm you too much.”
Emmy-winner Damian Lewis, who entered both the SAG and Golden Globe race for best drama series actor this week, is planning to do that with a nice drink.
"Just so happy to have a really good reason to stop Christmas shopping for a day," Lewis said in a statement. "Opening a bottle immediately to celebrate my Golden Globe nomination for 'Homeland.'"
Lewis, who plays the dangerous and duplicitous POW and politician Nicholas Brody on the smash Showtime series, added that he's "thrilled" for his co-stars Claire Danes, who earned both a SAG and a Golden Globe nod, and Mandy Patinkin, who picked up a Globe nomination in the best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for TV category.
For his part, Patinkin said that "working on 'Homeland' has been one of the joys of my life. We have such gifted writers - I have to pinch myself every day that I get to be a part of this company." But, there's still a little something special he's waiting for before really cutting loose: the arrival of Danes' baby.
"When I get that call," Patinkin said, "the fireworks will really start.”
Both Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Don Cheadle, who are nominated in the lead acting on a TV comedy categories, tried to contain their excitement – but neither quite made it.
"The reason that I do this job is to serve, not to receive accolades and trophies," "Veep" actress Louis-Dreyfus began in her statement. "That said, I'm freakin' stoked. God bless America and the Hollywood Foreign Press, specifically."
"House of Lies" star Cheadle, meanwhile, is "over the moon for the nom. This is a great show and a great cast and this is a recognition of all of us... But mostly me."
Check out more reactions below. If you could weigh in, who would get your vote?
- Quentin Tarantino, nominee for best motion picture director, best motion picture screenplay, and director of best dramatic picture nominee "Django Unchained": “It's very gratifying to get this many nominations from the HFPA for a film I worked so hard on and am so passionate about. I look forward to having fun at the Golden Globes with my cast mates and fellow nominees.”
- Tim Burton, director of best animated feature nominee "Frankenweenie": "I'm thrilled to be recognized by the HFPA. 'Frankenweenie' is a very personal project for me and the nomination goes as much to the animators who labored frame by frame to bring this film to life."
- Rich Moore, director of best animated feature nominee "Wreck-It Ralph": “'Wreck-It Ralph' was a labor of love for our entire team at Walt Disney Animation. We are so proud of the hard work that went into making this film, and to see it be recognized with a nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is truly an honor for all of us.”
- Nicole Kidman, nominee for best actress in a miniseries or TV movie and best supporting actress in a motion picture: “As an actor you look for roles that are rich, complicated, and that stretch you and this year I was blessed to find two. To have the chance to play them was a gift in itself and to then be acknowledged this way is icing on the cake. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!”
- Genndy Tartakovsky, director of best animated feature nominee "Hotel Transylvania": "Seeing the audience reaction was amazing on its own and now this, it's too much really. Just from everything that's happened so far i feel like we're being watched over by some great Animators in the skies and they have shined good fortune upon us. I know it's a bit dramatic but its awesome!!"
- Steve Buscemi, nominee for best actor in a TV drama: "I'm so grateful to be able to play Nucky, it never gets old."
- Wes Anderson, director of best comedy or musical motion picture nominee "Moonrise Kingdom": "I received this news by text message on the fast train to Berlin. The Hollywood Foreign Press has brightened a bleak snowy day in Germany for me. I could not be more pleased on behalf of our gang."
- Graham Broadbent, director of best comedy or musical motion picture nominee "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”: “'Marigold' seems to be turning in to the ‘little film that could’. We’ve had a wonderful ride – it’s been hugely enjoyed by audiences around the world, and that’s really enough for any filmmaker. We couldn’t be happier that the HFPA and SAG are remembering our film, all our cast, and particularly our two ‘international treasures’ Dames, Judi [Dench] and Maggie [Smith]. Ol Parker’s script and John Madden’s vision made an experience in the cinemas that was both emotional, transforming and very funny, and reminded audiences of an important universal message, ‘there’s more life to live’ – whatever your age. We are so pleased with our passionate partners at Fox Searchlight and Participant for the care they’ve given our film.”
- Anne Hathaway, nominee for best supporting actress in a motion picture: "What a great way to wake up! I couldn't be happier or more grateful for this news. Congratulations to Hugh and everyone who worked on 'Les Mis' for their contribution to the best picture nomination!!!"
- Aaron Sorkin, creator of best TV drama nominee, "The Newsroom": "The cast, crew and staff of 'The Newsroom' are humbled to be in such elite company and we look forward to dramatizing this nomination a year and a half from now."