While countless other Golden Globes nominees were fielding congratulatory calls and emails Thursday morning, Jennifer Jason Leigh was completing mommy duties.
“I’ve been getting my son ready for school and making lunch,” she said, letting out a laugh.
FOR THE RECORD, 10:22 a.m.: This post originally said Leigh was nominated for a SAG Award. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe.
But after noticing the missed calls and text messages, she knew something good had happened.
Fresh from dropping her son off at school, the supporting actresss nominee for “The Hateful Eight,” hopped on a call to discuss her reaction -- and the nomination of “Anomalisa,” in which she does a voice, for best animated picture.
WINNER: miniseries actress - Lady Gaga
NOMINATED: miniseries(Suzanne Tenner / TNS)
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy; comedy actor - Christian Bale, Steve Carell; screenplay(Paramount Pictures / TNS)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; drama actress - Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara; director - Todd Haynes; original score(Courtesy of The Weinstein Compan / The Weinstein Company)
NOMINATED: drama actor - Eddie Redmayne; supporting actress - Alicia Vikander; original score(Agatha A. Nitecka / Focus Features)
WINNER: drama actress - Taraji P. Henson
NOMINATED: drama series(Chuck Hodes / FOX)
NOMINATED: miniseries; miniseries actress - Kirsten Dunst; miniseries actor - Patrick Wilson(Chris Large / FX)
WINNER: comedy actress - Jennifer Lawrence
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy(Merie Weismiller Wallace / 20th Century Fox)
NOMINATED: drama series; drama actor - Wagner Moura(Daniel Daza / Netflix)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; director - George Miller(Jasin Boland / TNS)
WINNER: supporting actor - Christian Slater; drama series
NOMINATED: drama actor - Rami Malek(Sarah Shatz / USA)
NOMINATED: comedy series; best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television - Uzo Aduba(JoJo Whilden / Netflix / TNS)
NOMINATED: drama series; drama actress - Caitriona Balfe; supporting actor - Tobias Menzies(Ed Miller / Starz Entertainment)
WINNER: drama actress - Brie Larson
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; screenplay(George Kraychyk / A24)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; director - Tom McCarthy; screenplay(Kerry Hayes / TNS)
WINNER: supporting actress - Kate Winslet; screenplay
NOMINATED: drama actor - Michael Fassbender; original score(Francois Duhamel / Universal Pictures)
WINNER: comedy actor - Matt Damon; motion picture comedy
NOMINATED: director - Ridley Scott(Giles Keyte / 20th Century Fox / TNS)
WINNER: director - Alejandro González Iñárritu; drama actor - Leonardo DiCaprio; motion picture drama
NOMINATED: original score(Kimberley French / 20th Century Fox)
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy; comedy actress - Amy Schumer(Mary Cybulski / Universal Pictures)
NOMINATED: comedy series; comedy actor - Jeffrey Tambor; supporting actress - Judith Light(Beth Dubber / Amazon Studios)
NOMINATED: comedy series; comedy actress - Julia Louis-Dreyfus(Handout / TNS)
NOMINATED: miniseries actor - Mark Rylance; supporting actor - Damian Lewis(Giles Keyte / Masterpiece / BBC)
Seems like you’ve already had a busy morning.
I was in bed and I woke up right before the alarm went off. I just started to get ready like normal and got all these texts. Many of them had called, but my phone was on silent.
That’s probably a good thing.
I was completely stunned. I still have not had a chance to even read the list.
So what have you been doing since you woke up?
Getting my son ready for school and making lunch. But I must say that I love this movie so much. I feel like I share this with the rest of the cast. We were such an ensemble.
I feel like we made an amazing movie, but you can never expect anything. You just can’t. Well… [laughs] I guess you can, but I try never to expect anything.
I mean when I got this role, I could not believe my good fortune. The fact that this and “Anomalisa” came out in the same year… it was surreal to me.
Now you were the only woman in “The Hateful Eight” cast. Was that intimidating for you?
It was not. I was really excited to be the only woman. That is such an incredible group of men to be the only woman with. I felt immense joy with Quentin [Tarantino] and this group. Being handcuffed to Kurt Russell was fabulous.
I am driving over Laurel Canyon right now. I have so many phone calls to return. I want to call all the Haters [her castmates] and email Quentin. There’s a lot to celebrate.
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