Swift, Jones, Lawrence React to Golden Globe Nominations
After the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday, several entertainment sites caught up with some of the big names in the nominees list, to get their reactions to this honor. Among those who were interviewed were Taylor Swift, and Hunger Games cast members Toby Jones and Jennifer Lawrence.
The first reaction we saw was from Taylor Swift, who took to Twitter just minutes after her nomination for the Hunger Games companion album single “Safe & Sound” was announced:
Afterwards she also expressed her excitement to E! Online:
“What an amazing and unexpected present! I’m blown away by my first-ever Golden Globe nomination, and so honored to be nominated with T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars. Writing music for The Hunger Games was a labor of love—I was a fan of the stories and the characters, and we all wanted the music to have an authenticity that matched the tone of the movie and the emotions expressed in the book. This is a huge honor, and I’m really excited and so flattered. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association!”
Toby Jones, who plays Claudius Templesmith in The Hunger Games, also spoke with E! Online about his acting nomination for his role in The Girl:
“Alfred Hitchcock is a hero of mine and it was a daunting prospect to play him in our film. I’m honored flattered and proud that The Girl has been recognized by the HFPA. Whooppeee!”
Jennifer Lawrence also chipped in about her acting nomination for Silver Linings Playbook:
“Wow. I’m so lucky, because the Hollywood Foreign Press have been so supportive of the work I’ve done thus far, now honoring with me with a second Golden Globe nomination. Silver Linings Playbook is such a beautiful film, and David O. Russell wrote and directed an incredible screenplay featuring characters that skew off center, have extreme ups and downs, and are so nuanced. I am grateful to be part of it, and for the opportunity to do this role. And now, to be in a category of other talents—Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Emily Blunt—who have also portrayed independently minded and driven female characters….that’s very cool.”
This reaction is very similar to the one E! reported yesterday for her SAG Awards nomination. She was more candid when she spoke to MTV’s Josh Horowitz later in the day, from the Catching Fire set:
“I had no idea [the Golden Globes nominations were Thursday],” Lawrence told MTV News during an exclusive interview. ”My agent called me at 5:30 and I thought the set of my movie had burned down, or Josh [Hutcherson] had died or something. I didn’t realize! I was so tired!”
“It’s amazing. It was such an incredible part,” Lawrence said of receiving the nomination. “All the blood, sweat and tears that everybody put in this movie, and how much it meant to everyone, we can all share it together. David and Bradley got the recognition they deserve. It’s wonderful to be able to share it with everyone.”
Once again, congratulations to the three of them on this honor!