Rami Malek's phone is having a rough couple of days.
Just a day after the star of USA's critically acclaimed "Mr. Robot" was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award, he received a second day of congratulatory texts, this time for nabbing a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a drama.
As if determined to avoid the “do any of you even watch TV?” reaction that inevitably accompanies the Round Up of Usual Suspects known as the Emmy nominations, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. produced a jaw-dropping list of Golden Globe nominees on Thursday.
And while it continues the long-standing tradition of Golden Globe wackiness, the list also rather bravely reflects the virtually unmeasurable nature of modern television.
It has so much unpredictability that lives in each episode. You've got these really great actors in Terrence [Howard] and Taraji [P. Henson], and now Jussie [Smollett] and Yazz and Trai [Byers]. They all have such strong character hooks and are delivering. So much so that we ourselves don't know sometimes what’s going to happen. There's a lot of invention that goes on on set everyday.
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Maggie Smith will see you in Los Angeles
Sounds like Maggie Smith is planning on making a cameo at the Val party. In a statement released to the press after her Golden Globe nomination for "The Lady in the Van" she implied that she is coming to Los Angeles for the big shindig. Now it's a party.
I am absolutely thrilled to be nominated for a Golden Globe, and to be in such terrifically talented company. I look forward to seeing you all in LA in January. Thank you.
Maggie Smith, "The Lady In the Van"
Gina Rodriguez grateful that education paid off
Today two fantastic things happened. My work on 'Jane' was recognized and celebrated by some of my favorite people for a second year. And my student loans from the university that taught me to act were paid off. Education works, how serendipitous.
Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"
Joanne Froggatt blown away by nomination, inspired by fellow nominees
I'm on set right now and just heard this amazing news. I am absolutely blown away! I couldn't be more grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. for this nomination and their continued support. 'Downton Abbey' and Anna Bates have been a big part of my life for some years now. It has been the most exciting journey alongside the most wonderful people. I feel so lucky to have portrayed this character and to be recognized alongside these incredibly talented actresses, who have given such strong, inspirational performances. I couldn't be happier!!!!
Last year, it was "Birdman" versus "Boyhood." The year before: "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" commanded the conversation. The year before that: "Argo" and "Lincoln" battled it out.
Now that the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations have been announced, the only thing that's clear is that we're going to have to wait for this year's Oscar narrative to come into focus. There are a lot of good movies and performances this year, and critics groups and awards voters have yet to reach any kind of consensus on the best of the best.
Listen, honey, I’m human. … Yes, we get nervous. I wonder if that will ever change. I almost feel more nervous now than I did when I was 20 because I didn’t really understand how hard the competition was back in those days. I barely had a mobile phone, let alone an email address and Internet.
'Empire' showrunner Lee Daniels is 'humbled,' congratulates Taraji P. Henson
I am humbled by this recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. To everyone tuning in week after week, embracing our stories and characters, I thank you. And a very special thanks to my partner in crime Danny Strong and the team that made this happen – cast, crew and everyone at Fox.
And Taraji, Yes God! Thank you for breathing life into Cookie. Again so humbled and honored.
Countless aspiring actors would kill to be Saoirse Ronan. At just 21 years old, the actress has plenty of experience under her belt and a number of awards nominations (and wins) to show for it. Thursday morning, that list got longer with a Golden Globes nomination for her leading role in "Brooklyn" -- a role that also landed her a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.
How she celebrates (and apparently her secrets to getting nominated): Indian curry and gold nail polish.
Sylvester Stallone has waited a long time -- 39 years if you're counting -- to earn another Golden Globe nomination. In 1976, newcomer Stallone received nominations for lead actor in a motion picture drama as well as a screenplay for the original "Rocky." And he went on to receive Oscar nominations in both categories.
Other veteran actresses and actors also did well with the Golden Globes on Thursday.
Paul Dano and John Cusack both play musician Brian Wilson in "Love & Mercy," but only Dano scored a Golden Globe nomination today. So we had to ask: Is that weird?
Honestly, I feel like we love Brian so much –if one of us doesn’t get recognition, to let that be too much of a bad thing wouldn’t be fair to the work we got to do and the experience we had. Naturally, I’d love to see everybody from the film get recognized. But I think it’s only a good thing if anybody does.
The Golden Globes have come a long way in five years. In 2010, you might recall, the nominees in the movie musical or comedy category included such enduring classics as “Burlesque,” “Red” and “The Tourist.” Now comedy nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. awards are at least respectable ("The Big Short" and "Joy") or slightly respectable (“Trainwreck” and "Spy"), and actors are (mostly) lauded for the performances for which they’re nominated.
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Author Emma Donoghue thrilled by Golden Globe nomination
I'd like to express my gratitude to the Hollywood Foreign Press for nominating me for best screenplay. To be named in such honorable company -- especially since 'Room' is my first feature film -- is a startling delight.
Emma Donoghue, screenwriter of "Room"
Rob Lowe earns nod for meta role in 'The Grinder'
Lenny Abrahamson embraces the 'Room' love
I want to thank the HFPA for this incredible honor. For an independent film like 'Room' to be nominated for Best Picture for the Golden Globes is an extraordinary vote of confidence and a tribute to the amazing work done by all the talented people involved in the production. I am particularly delighted for Brie Larson and Emma Donoghue. Their unique artistry is being recognized today.
Lenny Abrahamson, director Best Drama nominee "Room"
Recent Golden Globe nominee Amy Schumer called in from New York to spill on her nod for best performance by an actress in "Trainwreck." And the comedy actress was pretty excited about her nomination: So much so that she said she might even abstain from taking her anti-depressants today.
Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos proud of Netflix's nine nominations
We wish to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their support of our first original film, 'Beasts of No Nation,' our new series, 'Narcos,' 'Master of None,' 'Bloodline' and 'Grace and Frankie,' as well as our returning nominees 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards.' We are very proud of the 9 nominations, and of the creative talent doing such amazing work for Netflix members around the world.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix
Jane the 'speechless' virgin
Jane's abuela must have been praying nonstop: Gina Rodriguez, who plays new mom Jane Gloriana Villanueva on the CW's telenovela-style comedy "Jane the Virgin," won the Golden Globe Award for actress in a TV comedy last year and is nominated again this year.
Lady Gaga trades songs for screams in wake of Golden Globe nomination
She was a working woman in the 1920s. Just that was extremely radical. ... Her art was a lot about beauty and femininity. ... Her art was quite sexual as well, and quite radical.
Alicia Vikander is a double Golden Globe nominee. Her "Ex Machina" portrayal of a very human-like robot earned her a supporting actress nomination. And she's competing in the hot category of lead actress in a drama film, for playing the painter wife of artist Lile Elbe (Eddie Redmayne). Elbe was one of the first people in the world to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Watch the video above of Vikander talking about the real Gerda Wegener. And click the link below to read Vikander's interview with The Times' Amy Kaufman about "The Danish Girl" and the media's description of the actress as being "cooly remote."
I said to Ridley, 'I just did a movie where I play a guy who's stuck by himself on a planet — I don't think I should just follow it up with a guy who's stuck by himself on a planet... Ridley was like, 'Nobody remembers anything!' It's going to be fine!'
The film's first half is so agonizingly difficult to sit through I desperately wished I were anywhere else, while its unexpectedly affecting second half so completely turned me around there was nowhere else I'd rather have been than right in the moment with this singular film.
I talked with a lot of girls who had gone through sexual abuse. One ... recurring theme was that they ... thought they had to be nice girls. ... We're still coming back from many years of girls being chiseled out to be identical and quiet.
Golden Globes nominee Brie Larson
Awards-season buzz for Brie Larson started right after the premiere of "Room" at September's Telluride Film Festival. Soon after, The Times' Rebecca Keegan talked with the actress about her preparation for the tough role as a longtime abduction victim.
There's always someone whose name gets butchered during award show nominations, and today the lucky winner was Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. Golden Globes presenter Dennis Quaid completely mispronounced the "Brooklyn" star's name on live television, calling her "See-sha." We'll give it to you, dude: It's not the easiest name in the world to say. But you know who's here to save the day? Ryan Gosling. Duh!
The Gos directed Ronan in his first movie, "Lost River," last year, so he got to know the 21-year-old well. He subsequently came up with this neat trick to remember the actress' name: "It's Sir-sha, like inertia!"
"The Martian" is a comedy. As is David O. Russell's upcoming movie, "Joy."
So says the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s eligibility committee, which, in a vote, decided to keep both films just where 20th Century Fox wanted them for the upcoming Golden Globes awards.
The blacklist-era biopic "Trumbo" didn't receive its wished-for comedy category placement, however. The HFPA's eligibility committee moved the film and its cast, which includes Bryan Cranston and Louis C.K., to drama.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has pivoted slightly in the last couple of years, with its choices for its annual Golden Globe Awards increasingly mirroring the critical mainstream rather than simply rewarding the biggest stars on the planet. Will that trend continue this year? Read on for our predictions.