Hawkins was nominated for her role as Ginger, the working-class sister to
"Blue Jasmine" represents Hawkins' second collaboration with Allen, after "Cassandra's Dream," and her first time playing an American. "I was lucky enough to be working with a great accent coach," she said, and after beginning her preparation in London, "I wanted to get to the States as quickly as possible to immerse myself in all things American. It's so much a part of who [Ginger] is, and the last thing you want is to be worrying about the accent or for people to be watching worrying about the accent for you."
Hawkins previously won a Globe for her breakout performance in the 2008 film "
Newcomer Nyong'o was nominated for her role as the tortured plantation worker Patsey in
Speaking on the phone from Paris, the 30-year-old actress said she learned of her nomination over the radio and added, "I was just on a roller coaster last week, and it reminded me of that experience exactly: You go up, up, up, and the anticipation and the dread, and you're regretting getting on the roller coaster. And then you start going down and it's horrifying, but also really exhilarating at the same time."
Of playing Patsey, Nyong'o said, "When I read the script, I was heartbroken by her and what she goes through, but I also knew that I couldn't play her from a place of sentimentality, that I had to be practical with my playing her because she didn't have the luxury of being sentimental about her pain. I think that was what got me through."
Squibb was recognized for her performance as the tough but tender wife Kate Grant in director
"I feel like it's the culmination of this long career because I've done everything one could do on stage, cabaret, television, film, so this is wonderful," she said.
Lawrence was nominated for her role as the fiery housewife Rosalyn Rosenfeld in
Roberts landed a Globe nod for her supporting role as Barbara Weston, the daughter of a domineering matriarch (
Supporting performances passed over for this year's Globes include
The Golden Globe Awards will be presented Sunday, Jan. 12.