Nominated for her performance in the drama "Loving," actress Ruth Negga responded to being honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. with this statement:
“I am profoundly grateful for this recognition," wrote the Ethiopian-Irish actress. "I can’t thank the HFPA enough for their support, this is such an honor. I am humbled to be in the company of all of these extraordinary, talented, and powerful women.
"It has been such a gift to share Mildred and Richard Loving’s important story with the world. I share this honor with my partner in the film, Joel Edgerton, our incredible director Jeff Nichols and everyone involved in bringing Loving to life.”
“I've really been looking at the role women have in our society and we, for some reason, attack women for being prepared and ambitious,” Chastain said, noting criticisms Hillary Clinton received during the presidential campaign. “You hear that being said about actresses or musicians or people who really work hard at their profession that are women, but you don't say that about men. We need to change the perception of women, of what a woman is supposed to be.”
This film's very important for women to see, and for young girls to see, to know that they should take their space.
In "Miss Sloane," Chastain plays a Washington lobbyist who is asked to represent a National Rifle Assn.-esque organization opposing a bill on gun control, but quits to support the backers of the law.
As it often does at awards shows, HBO leads the pack of Golden Globes TV nominations with 14. The pay cable network won accolades across the board with shows both new and vintage ("Westworld," "Game of Thrones"), comedy ("Insecure" and "Divorce") and drama ("The Night Of") as well at its original films ("All the Way," "Confirmation.")
Thanks to "The People v. O.J. Simpson" and "The Americans," FX is not far behind.
Broadcast networks made a decent showing thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s CW favorites "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin," new NBC hit "This is Us" and ABC's compelling "American Crime," but CBS and Fox were unable to make a dent.
I'm seeing a lot of head-scratching about Jonah Hill's nomination for the comic drama "War Dogs." OK. Not a perfect movie. Maybe not even a good one. But Hill is an absolute force of nature in the film, playing a repellent arms dealer defined by self-hatred and a wheezing cackle of a laugh. It's one of the year's best turns.
Plus: Jonah Hill has a lot of fans. Tom Hanks recently told me: "Jonah Hill is probably the busiest actor on the planet. He was great in 'War Dogs.' I can never take my eyes off him. I think he’s absolutely amazing. And he can go back and forth between serious movies and funny movies, and he's always very, very real."
So there you go. HFPA voters aren't the only members of the Jonah Hill Booster Club. Now if they had just nominated Hanks for "Sully" instead of Viggo Mortensen for "Captain Fantastic," my morning would be even better.
Nominated for best performance by an actor in a limited series or television movie, Riz Ahmed of the HBO miniseries "The Night Of" released a statement Monday morning.
"Thank you HFPA! I'm absolutely thrilled to be counted amongst this year's nominees," he wrote. "I'm deeply indebted to Steve Zaillian, Richard Price, HBO, to all the cast and crew of 'The Night Of' for their dedication in bringing this timely story to life, and all those who shared their stories of prison and prejudice with me in researching this role."
"It was an honour to portray Nas, and through him the untold stories of so many."
There's nothing like scoring a Golden Globe nomination to start a week off right. These stars all turned to Twitter to share their joy and gratitude upon learning that they'd been recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
With the benefit of being the first awards show eligible to draw from the new fall season, the Golden Globes again looked to some newcomers for its nominees in the television category.
As expected, "Atlanta" followed up an acclaimed first season by landing among the nominees for musical or comedy series, and the drama series field includes four new faces competing against HBO's "Game of Thrones." They are "The Crown," "Westworld," "This Is Us" and "Stranger Things," which became a pop cultural phenomenon after its debut this summer.
In the acting categories, the nominations grew even more broad. Billy Bob Thornton was recognized for his work in the Amazon series "Goliath," and newcomers in the actress field for TV drama included Claire Foy of "The Crown," Evan Rachel Wood for "Westworld" and Winona Ryder for "Stranger Things."