Jeffrey Tambor | ‘Transparent’
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Golden Globe nominations 2015: Nominee reactions

Jeffrey Tambor | ‘Transparent’
On “Transparent’s” nomination: “There’s a big plus by the acknowledgement of the HFPA. It’s that a story like Maura’s is being celebrated and being acknowledged. It’s very comforting, just in the world, to find out you’re not alone.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Richard Linklater | ‘Boyhood’
Is he happy for actors’ nominations?: “Above everything. Just their commitment, and it wasn’t just the life commitment, like, oh, I’m agreeing to work for 12 years on a thing for nothing, that’s the physical part of it, it was the emotional parts they brought to it.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Gina Rodriguez | ‘Jane the Virgin’
On being nominated: “This is my dream. This is amazing. This is what I’ve been dreaming about since I was 15 years old. For it to come, and to come so soon and for a network that has never had a Golden Globe nomination, and here I am as a Latina lead. This is a beautiful thing.” (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Ruffalo | ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘The Normal Heart’
On the popularity of films such as “Foxcatcher": “I do feel like the mood of the nation is really reflective and a little bit melancholy. A little sad. A little dark. And I feel like if art reflects the time we’re living in then this lineup of films is appropriate.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Eddie Redmayne | ‘The Theory of Everything’
On portraying Stephen Hawking: “I was so nervous the whole way through making it. When Stephen and Jane, his first wife, saw it and it met with their approval, it was the most wonderful thing.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Ava DuVernay | ‘Selma’
On being the first black woman to be nominated for a directing Golden Globe: “It’s bittersweet for me. To think that for so many decades black women who have been making beautiful things, it’s hard to jump up and down for yourself. I hope it means more women of color have the opportunity.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Patti Smith | ‘Noah’
Surprise over her nomination for the song “Mercy Is” for “Noah": “I never even thought about it. I’ve never written a song for a movie, and I worked so hard and Darren [Aronofsky] had so much faith in me to write this song. ... I was so happy just to finish the task and that it worked well with the film. I just hadn’t thought beyond that.” (Jesse Dittmar / For The Times)
Ruth Wilson | ‘The Affair’
On people she’d like to see at the ceremony: “Benedict Cumberbatch ... Eddie Redmayne. Felicity [Jones]. I look forward to running into them all. They’re all people I’ve worked [with] together for years. So we can now party.” (Ben Gabbe / Getty Images)
Ricky Gervais | ‘Derek’
On Twitter: “Still buzzing from the @goldenglobes nomination for #Derek. It could well be the highlight of my career as the character means so much to me” (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Felicity Jones | ‘The Theory of Everything’
“I’m overjoyed to hear this news! It’s a tremendous feeling to receive recognition for this film amongst a list of so many wonderful actors - an absolute privilege. The greatest thanks to the HFPA, and to Jane Hawking for entrusting me with performing her moving and inspirational life story.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Alan Cumming | “The Good Wife”
On Twitter: “Me: (thinking someone has died as my phone’s constantly buzzing) What?! My manager: You got a Golden Globe nomination! Me: For what?!” (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Patricia Arquette | ‘Boyhood’
On Twitter: “This is much better than the boring wrapping paper dream I was having.-to wake up to @goldenglobes nominations! Thank you!” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
John Legend | ‘Selma’
On Twitter: “We’re Golden Globe nominated! @Common and I wrote “Glory” for @AVAETC’s beautiful @SelmaMovie. Now we’re nominated for Best Original Song!” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi | ‘The Boxtrolls’ (directors)
“Wow! We are especially thrilled with this nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because it honors the hard work of over 300 artists and animators from all over the world.” (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Sarah Treem | ‘The Affair’
Statement: “I am beyond grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this extraordinary honor. And to Showtime’s David Nevins for taking a risk on this unconventional show. On the behalf of our whole cast and crew, Hagai and I want to express how humbled and excited we are.” (Courtesy of Prime)
J.K. Simmons | “Whiplash”
On awards season recognition for his role: “This is cool. It’s nice to be an old, bald white guy pushing 60 and feeling like the belle of the ball. It’s a lovely experience.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Reese Witherspoon | ‘Wild’
On her category: “It’s been amazing, so exciting. I’m just genuinely thrilled. Particularly the actress category this year is filled with brave performances for women. I think these performances are indicative of the kind of roles we want to see [women in]-- complex, dynamic, pushing the envelope.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)