They may not be the Oscars, but the Golden Globes are kind of a big deal. Out of all the thousands of shows and movies made in a year, there are only a handful of people who get nominated, after all. It’s no wonder that the celebs who have the honour of being honoured get a little excited and take to social media to let us know. TBH we love celebrating with them just as much as we love watching all the cool content they’ve created.
Here are some of the best responses coming out of Monday morning’s nominations.
The raw reactions
Jennifer Lopez definitely turned heads in Hustlers with one of the rawest (not to mention unexpected!) performances she’s ever given. And after her makeup-free video thanking Globes voters for nominating her in a supporting role, we kind of really hope #JennyFromTheBlock takes this.
Could not be prouder to be recognized by the HFPA. Hustlers was a labor of love, sweat and perseverance written, directed, produced, edited and starring a group of bad-ass women. I am proud and honored to represent them and this film!!!! ♥️ #HustlersMovie #ramona pic.twitter.com/PapHE5PDps
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) December 9, 2019
On the other hand, it seems like Christina Applegate was totally not invoking her jaded Dead to Me character with her own reaction, which was equally sweet (even if it wasn’t in video form).
Holy moly! Thank you hollywood foreign press! I’m so humbled! What a way to wake up!!!
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) December 9, 2019
Ana de Armas, who got some love for her work on Knives Out, couldn’t hold back the enthusiasm either and had to take some time to process. Same, girl.
Give me a minute guys, I’m still speechless! This is INSANE!!!!! 🤯 aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!
— Ana de Armas (@Ana_d_Armas) December 9, 2019
Projects with a cause
When the Globes shouted out Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie for their work on Bombshell, it obviously meant a lot to Theron. The film was her passion project, and so the acclaim isn’t lost on her. Although to be fair, would it be lost on anybody?
As a producer on #BombshellMovie, I feel extra grateful about my and Margot’s nominations today. We fought to get this movie made because we thought now more than ever this was an important story to tell. Thank you so much to the HFPA @goldenglobes ❤️
— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) December 9, 2019
Apparently the nod meant a lot to Sacha Baron Cohen too, and it even validated some of his life choices. High five!
I am hugely proud of The Spy and thrilled that it has been seen and embraced by audiences around the globe. I share this recognition with Eli Cohen’s family and everyone who worked on The Spy.
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) December 9, 2019
Short but sweet
And then there were the simple acknowledgements—the stars who took the time to say thanks, but then let the project speak for itself. We’re talking about celebs like Cynthia Erivo, who was nominated for leading actress in Harriet.
Unbelievably grateful, endlessly humbled. pic.twitter.com/NAbrdfZ056
— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) December 9, 2019
Or Antonio Banderas, who was nominated for Pain and Glory.
It is an honor to be nominated as Best Actor in Motion Picture (Drama) and “Pain And Glory” as Best Foreign Language Film Picture at #goldenglobes2020.
_____#PainAndGlory @eldeseo @sonyclassics @goldenglobes pic.twitter.com/tPZVPlBKoQ
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) December 9, 2019
Or how about Anthony Hopkins, acting like the “sir” that he is?
— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) December 9, 2019
And, judging from the characters she’s played over the years, this reaction was totally on-brand for Russian Doll’s Natasha Lyonne.
— natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) December 9, 2019
Don’t worry, new Instagram user Jen Aniston got in on the action too, even if we’re still confused by whether this was staged or not.
And from the heart
How do you not root for Beanie Feldstein, who was nominated for (the totally underrated) Booksmart, after a thanks like this?
What a ridiculously surreal, special morning. Thank you to the HFPA for this beautiful nomination amongst the most extraordinary women. To get to be there with my partner on this journey – @KaitlynDever , my life partner – @BenSPLATT , and my Lady Bird is too much for my heart. pic.twitter.com/4dHh855qrW
— Beanie Feldstein (@BeanieFeldstein) December 9, 2019
And then there’s Reese, who gave a shout-out to all of her teams like the boss she truly is.
What a great morning to hear both @Big_Little_Lies and @TheMorningShow are nominated for #GoldenGlobes. Thank you to the #HFPA for recognizing the teams of people who work so hard to bring these shows to life! 👏🏼
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) December 9, 2019
Social media. You have to love having instant access to celebrities in times like these. At the very least, it makes it even harder for us to decide who to root for when the Globes actually air. Thankfully, we still have a few more weeks to mull it all over.
The 77th Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 5 on CTV.