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Golden Globe Awards 2014: Stars react to their nominations

The 71st Golden Globe nominees were announced Thursday by Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, and Aziz Ansari
The 71st Golden Globe nominees were announced... 06:38
Some stars can't hold back their elation following the 71st Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement on Thursday morning.

"I haven't called anyone. I'm too overwhelmed! I've done a dance of joy in my hotel room. All of these nominations hopefully mean that more people will go and see it, and that is really exciting because I feel this film is pivotal and just so good for the world." - Lupita Nyong'o, nominated for best-supporting actress in a film for "12 Years a Slave." She listened to the announcement over the radio in Paris.

"I'm thrilled and so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. One question: Does this mean I need two dresses?" - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who received two nominations for her roles in the TV series "Veep" and the movie "Enough Said."

"I feel great. I think it's wonderful that a little film like this has an opportunity, has a light shone in its direction." - Jared Leto, nominated for best-supporting actor in the film "Dallas Buyers Club."

"Joel and Ethan (Coen) have completely changed my life. There's a reason why (this) happens to so many actors who are involved in their movies because they create a stage for people to do their absolute best work. Not only the actors themselves, but everyone involved" - Oscar Isaac, nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy film for "Inside Llewyn Davis."

"When the phone rang this morning, I silenced it and I thought, `Ugh, who do I owe money to?'" - Greta Gerwig, nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy film for her role in "Frances Ha."

"This was a one-of-a-kind shooting for all us. You don't read scripts written that honest. We all had a good time. It was so relaxed. We really knew this was something special. I have done things onstage that have brought attention to my work, but this is as exciting as could be" - June Squibb, nominated for best-supporting actress in a film for "Nebraska."

"To get a film out there which is received the way it is, is really exceptional. This on top of that is an extraordinary addition to that. I think I'm just excited about that really, and not thinking about too much else." - Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for best actor in a drama for "12 Years a Slave," on whether he's thinking about bigger nominations.

Jennifer Lawrence was also recognized in the best supporting actress, drama category for her work on "American Hustle," landing one of seven nominations for the film. The 23-year-old Oscar-winner thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes and hosts the Golden Globe Awards, for the support. 

"This is so exciting," Lawrence told Us Weekly. "I'm thrilled that the film received so many nominations and that I get to share this with the rest of the cast."

Some nominees also took to Twitter to share their excitement.

Kerry Washington is nominated in the best actress in a TV series, drama category for her performance on "Scandal":


"New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel is nominated in the best actress in a TV series, comedy field:


Rob Lowe was nominated for his stark transformation in the HBO TV movie  "Behind the Candelabra." He gave a shout-out to his co-stars Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, who were both also nominated:

The 2014 Golden Globes will be handed out on Sunday, Jan. 12, in a ceremony hosted by returning co-emcees Tina Fey and Amy Poehler airing on NBC.
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