A Golden morning for some stars

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Here are some reactions from a few of those nominated this morning for the upcoming 64th annual Golden Globe Awards:

‘‘It made waking up early well worthwhile.’’ — Martin Scorsese, director of ‘‘The Departed.’’

‘‘I have been trying to let Borat know this great news, but for the last four hours both of Kazakhstan’s telephones have been engaged. Eventually, Premier Nazarbayev answered and said he would pass on the message as soon as Borat returned from Iran, where he is guest of honor at the Holocaust Denial Conference.’’ — Best actor, comedy or musical, nominee Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in ‘‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,’’ which was also nominated for best picture, comedy or musical.

‘‘I didn’t have anyone to tell. The 3-year-olds don’t really care.’’ — Mary-Louise Parker, who was handing out snacks at her son’s preschool when she learned she was nominated for ‘‘Weeds.’’

‘‘It is a privilege to be mentioned in the same breath with actors like Peter O’Toole, Will Smith and Forest Whitaker.’’ — double nominee Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘‘The Departed’’ and ‘‘Blood Diamond.’’

‘‘This is my first time ever acting, other than working on a cruise ship.’’ — Jennifer Hudson, supporting actress for ‘‘Dreamgirls.’’

‘‘This is a recognition for Muslims, for Catholics, for Jewish, for Germans, Italians, Mexicans, Americans. So many people were involved that it’s a United Nations celebration.’’ — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, director of ‘‘Babel,’’ which earned a leading seven nominations, including director and picture.

‘‘I got the call at 5:20 and the process began at 5:21.’’ — Julia Louis-Dreyfus of ‘‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’’, who started thinking about her Golden Globe gown immediately.

‘‘At first I thought something was wrong. ... My mom called and she was crying.’’ — Katherine Heigl on getting the early-morning news that she was nominated for supporting TV actress for ‘‘Grey’s Anatomy.’’

‘‘I talked to my mom and she was extremely excited. I’m going to take her to dinner.’’ — double nominee Mark Wahlberg, supporting actor for ‘‘The Departed’’ and executive producer of ‘‘Entourage.’’

‘‘What a great wake-up call. I couldn’t be more honored. This film has been an extraordinary experience for me and my family and having the opportunity to work alongside my son Jaden was one of the great joys of my life.’’ — Will Smith, dramatic actor for ‘‘The Pursuit of Happyness.’’

‘‘I’ve got to call my mom.’’ — Forest Whitaker, who plays dictator Idi Amin in ‘‘The Last King of Scotland.’’

‘‘My husband and I cried and kissed, cried and kissed, cried and kissed, so I feel like I already celebrated.’’ — Supporting actress Adriana Barraza for ‘‘Babel.’’

‘‘I’m just going to sit and bask in people’s envy.’’ — Justin Kirk, on how he plans to celebrate his supporting-actor nomination for ‘‘Weeds.’’

‘‘I really don’t know how to tell you how grateful I am, with a baby coming, a new husband and now a Golden Globe nomination. I’m very blessed.’’ — Marcia Cross, actress, comedy or musical, for TV’s ‘‘Desperate Housewives.’’

‘‘I will probably toast my writing staff with Diet Coke and we’ll spend about 10 minutes talking about it and then we’ll just jump back into work. You only get a couple seconds to enjoy the showbiz glow of it all before you have to get back to what they’re paying you for.’’ — ‘‘Desperate Housewives’’ creator Mark Cherry.

‘‘She’s really flawed, she’s troubled, and that’s how people are. People are troubled and we do our best to love them anyway. Watching a movie about someone like Sherry in ‘Sherrybaby’ is practice for being compassionate and loving in your life toward people who aren’t perfect.’’ — Maggie Gyllenhaal on her character in ‘‘Sherrybaby.’’

‘‘I suppose they’re like chalk and cheese.’’ — Chiwetel Ejiofor on his dual nominations for roles in ‘‘Kinky Boots’’ and ‘‘Tsunami, The Aftermath.’’

‘‘It’s quite overwhelming when you think of who’s going to be in the room. You want to go and get autographs.’’ — Aaron Eckhart, star of best picture, comedy or musical, nominee ‘‘Thank You for Smoking.’’

‘‘Our film is really about enjoying the experience of life and the journey and not getting caught up in the contest.’’ — Jonathan Dayton, co-director of musical or comedy picture nominee ‘‘Little Miss Sunshine."


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