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Hugh Laurie, HouseBest Actor in a TV Drama nomiee"I am thrilled. Nine feet tall and thrilled."
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Alec Baldwin, 30 RockBest Actor in a TV Comedy nominee
"I am thrilled and deeply indebted to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association."
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Angelina Jolie, ChangelingBest Actress in a Motion Picture / Drama nominee
"I am honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press in a category with so many extraordinary women. What an amazing experience, having the opportunity to work with [director] Clint Eastwood on a film I care so deeply about."
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Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Best Actor in a Motion Picture / Drama nominee
"I am pleased to be nominated for this award, and would like to also congratulate [our producers] on their nominations. We're all very proud of the film and thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing our work."
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Amy Adams, DoubtBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee"I am so honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Doubt, along with John Patrick Shanley, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Viola Davis. Helping to bring John's Pulitzer Prize-winning play to the screen was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career."
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Mickey Rourke, The WrestlerBest Actor in a Motion Picture / Drama nominee
"I am truly honored the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized my work in The Wrestler. It was a very special role for me, so I am particularly grateful and thrilled."
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Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance HarveyBest Actor in a Motion Picture / Comedy or Musical nominee
"It is so exciting to be nominated, but working with [Best Actress nominee] Emma [Thompson] was reward enough. Don't get me wrong, I still want to win!"
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Heath Ledger, The Dark KnightBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Says Ledger's father, Kim: "We thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring Heath's performance in The Dark Knight. This nomination is deeply appreciated and is not lost on those of us who continue to love and miss him. We are so proud our boy's work is being recognized in this way." (people.com)
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Kevin Connolly, EntourageBest Actor in a TV Comedy nominee
"It's crazy! I called my mom and she's screaming. My mom is excited because I'm going to take her as my date." (people.com)
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Jeremy Piven, EntourageBest Supporting Actor, TV nominee
"I'm so thrilled and excited to have this job and continue to do that and to work. It's the kind of show and character, as soon as it's not fresh, we'll be done. I think there's a lot more to explore." (Extra)
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America Ferrera, Ugly BettyBest Actress in a TV Comedy nominee
"Of course I was excited. You can't not be excited! It's a great thing. You're never sure. You never take something like this for granted. It's like a cherry on top. I feel so lucky." (Extra)
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The TudorsBest Actor in a TV Drama nominee
"I am thrilled and humbled to be nominated among all of these amazing actors. Henry is such a great character to play, and I am so happy that people watch and enjoy the show."
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Frank Langella, Frost/NixonBest Actor in a Motion Picture / Drama nominee
"I am very grateful for this recognition. My collaboration with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer was one of the best experiences of my career."
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Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters Best Supporting Actress, TV nominee
"When I got a phone call early this morning, my heart dropped because I thought my nanny was calling in sick!!! I am so thrilled! It is a joy to go to work everyday and this is the icing on the cake. Congratulations to [Best Actress nominee] Sally [Field]!"