We know you’re thrilled. We know you’re honored. What we don’t know is why you feel the need to release a statement that just says that. Here, we recognize those Golden Globe nominees who went the extra mile. Or, in the case of Hugh Laurie, an extra two steps. (See, we’re not asking for much. Just a little personality.)
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother (pictured)
Nominated for: Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
"I’m delighted and honored by this nomination. It takes some of the sting out of being blatantly overlooked by the Obama transition team."
Kevin Connolly, Entourage
Nominated for: Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
"When my phone started ringing this morning, my instinct was that something was wrong because I’ve never picked up the phone to good news at 5:30 a.m. I could feel the excitement in the voices on the machine so I was unsure what was going on. I called my mom who started to cry, she’s so excited, I can’t wait to bring her as my date. This is an incredible honor, I am thrilled. Thank you so much HFPA, this means the world to me."
Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey
Nominated for: Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
"It is so exciting to be nominated, but working with Emma was reward enough. Don’t get me wrong, I still want to win!"
Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel
Nominated for: Best Performance By an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
"I am really thrilled! I guess I should dress up more. Maybe Chanel could do a couture line for seniors?"
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Nominated for: Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
"Wow, wow, wow — what a surprise, I cannot describe how I feel, soappreciative of it all and so very pleased!! Such an honor to be in thesame category as Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson. They are great, iconicwomen that I’ve watched for years — they have definitely inspired andinfluenced me in my decision to pursue acting. So proud to be in thisfilm and having the chance again to work with Mike Leigh. These pastcouple of days have been a whirlwind but I am feeling quite lucky andblessed at the moment."
Hugh Laurie, House
Nominated for: Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
"I am thrilled. Nine feet tall and thrilled."
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More on the 2009 Golden Globes:
Our complete coverage at a glance
The complete list of nominees
Ken Tucker on this year’s TV snubs
Dave Karger’s take on the movie categories
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