Reaction from the lucky Golden Globe nominees has been pouring in all day. A sampling:
"Dustin and I had the best time making this film. It seems insane to get an award nomination on top of that, but I'm thrilled." - "Last Chance Harvey" actress Emma Thompson, competing in the musical or comedy category.
"It is so exciting to be nominated, but working with Emma [Thompson] was reward enough. Don't get me wrong, I still want to win!" - "Last Chance Harvey" star Dustin Hoffman, nominated for best actor in musical or comedy.
"Playing April Wheeler and Hannah Schmitz, two strong and complex characters was a true gift. To be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for both performances is a genuine honor and I am incredibly grateful.
"I am forever thankful to my husband, Sam Mendes, Leo and fellow cast members and for Justin's beautiful script. I am equally proud to share this day with Stephen Daldry and David Hare." - Kate Winslet, nominated for a leading role in "Revolutionary Road" and supporting turn in "The Reader." Leo is co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Haythe turned the Richard Yates novel into a screenplay.
"I am very happy to receive such support from the HFPA and truly thankful to Mr. Allen for allowing me the amazing experience of working with him and such an outstanding cast." -- Javier Bardem, nominated for best actor for comedy or musical for Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
"We've been on a long and fascinating journey in bringing this story to the screen. It is wonderful for everyone involved with the film for it to receive this recognition. Cinderella has made it to the ball! I am particularly pleased for all of our many friends and colleagues in Mumbai who have had such a tough time over the last weeks." - "Slumdog Millionaire" producer Christian Colson, whose movie is in contention for best drama.
"This is such a great honor for the city of Mumbai and the cast and crew who live there. A film like ‘Slumdog Millionaire' needs a champion, and we thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their support. It is pretty exciting; absolutely exhilarating really, it's going to be quite a night." - "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle, competing in the directing race.