Nominations for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be held Jan. 15, 2007, were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills. Powered by Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives, ABC (with 11 nods) edged out NBC (9) to lead the broadcast-networks pack, while Babel had the most movie kudos, netting seven noms from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. A complete list of who's in the running and for what can be found here.
In the days after the nominations came out, TV Guide rounded up reactions from some of your favorite stars.
Gregory Itzin, 24 — Best TV Drama
"My first reaction was, ‘Whoop-dee-doo and more.' You always try to do your best work, but it's rare to get this kind of recognition. Eventually, I'll go to the set and have a cigar with the producers."
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer — Lead Actress, TV Drama
"I was trying not to wait for the phone to ring, but it's hard. The kids are at school, [husband] Kevin [Bacon] is away [in Tokyo playing with his band, the Bacon Brothers], so no one needed anything from me. I was watering plants, trolling around the apartment, separating laundry... doing everything you can imagine that's mundane. I was keeping busy. When I didn't hear anything by 8:40 [am], I was just, 'It's OK. It gives other people a chance.' And then the phone rang. I was very happy. We are pigs in chocolate. The luckiest people. The first person I called was Kev. It's always sweeter when he's here."
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty — Lead Actress, TV Comedy/Musical
"Betty would [react by] scream[ing] really loud. And she would have been awake at 5 am."
Tony Shalhoub, Monk — Lead Actor, TV Comedy/Musical
"This is a mixture of gratification and shock. It's rewarding in that the show still has impact and I still have fun with the character. I don't have any plans yet — I just got the news! I'm taking my wife, Brooke [Adams]."
Michael C. Hall, Dexter — Lead Actor, TV Drama
"The show has momentum, it's captured people's imagination.... I won't deny that it's a thrill to be recognized in this way. I'll bring as many people [to the Jan. 15, 2007, Globes ceremony] as I can, based on how many tickets they give me."
Emily Blunt, Gideon's Daughter, The Devil Wears Prada — Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV-movie; Supporting Actress, Film
"My publicist called us at our hotel, and my boyfriend Michael Bublé faked out that it was something bad. I thought my granny died, but I ended up being so happy. I don't know [which designer] I'm going to wear, I hope someone will send me a bunch of things to try! It's super exciting for me."
Justin Kirk, Weeds — Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV-movie
"I'm quite delighted. Let the dates start lining up."
Sarah Paulson, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip — Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV-movie
"My palms are sweating, my feet are sweating, I am a complete wreck and completely freaked out. I have never been nominated for anything. This is crazy, completely. I fought really hard for this part and never thought they were going to pick me, and they did, and to have it recognized by the Golden Globes when I am the least famous person on the show, me, with the least Emmys. I guess they are saying, 'Hey, we noticed you.'"
Steve Carell, The Office, Little Miss Sunshine — Lead Actor, TV Comedy/Musical, Best TV Comedy, Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
"I'm very proud of everyone associated with an incredible film and an outstanding series. I am truly fortunate and appreciative that the HFPA has recognized us and me in this manner."
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal — Lead Actress, Motion Picture Drama
"I am incredibly grateful that the HFPA has been able to see past my sinister deeds as the deliciously wicked Barbara Covett by acknowledging my work. This is also recognition of Patrick Marber's thrilling screenplay, Richard Eyre's impeccable direction, the ever-astonishing Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, and our incredible cast and crew. I am proud to be in the same company as [fellow nominees] Penelope [Cruz], Maggie [Gyllenhaal], Helen [Mirren] and Kate [Winslet]."
Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking — Lead Actor, Motion Picture Comedy/Musical
"When I look at the incredible performances over the past year, I never would have expected this. I'm humbled."
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland — Lead Actor, Motion Picture Drama
"I am very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing my work. I am going to spend the rest of the day enjoying this extraordinary compliment, and I truly hope that this nomination will encourage people to go see The Last King of Scotland."
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, directors of Little Miss Sunshine — Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical
"We are so happy to see Little Miss Sunshine get nominated for best comedy of the year. The cast and crew worked so hard on this film, and it is nice to get this recognition. We are particularly excited that the Hollywood Foreign Press has acknowledged Toni Collette's performance [in the Lead Actress, Comedy/Musical category]."
Jason Reitman, writer/director, Thank You for Smoking — Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical
"I couldn't be more honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press nominating my first film for best picture comedy/musical. It's a complete thrill and one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. What excites me most is Aaron [Eckhart]'s nomination. This film stands on the shoulders of his tremendous performance, and I can't imagine a more befitting accolade of his great talent."
Patrick Marber, screenwriter, Notes on a Scandal — Screenplay, Motion Picture
"I am thrilled, honored and surprised in equal measure. I want to thank Scott Rudin, Robert Fox, Richard Eyre, Judi [Dench], Cate [Blanchett] and Bill [Nighy], without whom I am nothing. And a big thank you to Zoe Heller for writing such a brilliant book."
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