The trio of Focus Features films that received Golden Globe nominations this morning – BlacKkKlansman, Boy Erased and Tully – earned seven mentions and with them a flurry of reactions and appreciation from stars Lucas Hedges, Charlize Theron, Adam Driver and John David Washington as well as director Spike Lee, producers Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Shaun Redick and musician Troye Sivan.
Here are there thoughts and how they found out about their early morning nominations.
“I found out about these Golden Globe Nominations for BlackKklansman in between advising my NYU Grad School students because I teach on Thursdays. The first word that came to mind was “BOOM SHAKALAKA”.
Thank you to the HFPA!”
Spike Lee/ Best Director – Motion Picture
“BlacKkKlansman was a responsibility none of us took lightly. With Spike Lee at the helm, we knew this important story would be told fearlessly. We are honored that the HFPA recognized this eye-opening film, Spike’s genius and the incredible performances by John David Washington and Adam Driver.”
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, and Shaun Redick – producers of BlacKkKlansman
Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for this incredible honor and for your support of BlacKkKlansman. My deepest appreciation to the legendary Spike Lee – we stand on your shoulders, sir. Thank you to the most talented group of actors and the crew, and to Focus Features for their unwavering support. Most importantly — Ron Stallworth, you’re a hero. Thank you for allowing me to tell your story on screen. This is a surreal moment, wow. Thank you.”
John David Washington/ Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
“I’m very thankful to the HFPA and pretty blown away by all of this. To be at the Golden Globes in January representing BlacKkKlansman with Spike and John David means a great deal to me. I’m very proud to be in their company.”
Adam Driver/ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
“Writing ‘Revelation’ for Boy Erased was an incredible honor for all of us. The song echoes the film’s message that love is love, and that not only is there no way to change who you love, but there is no reason to change. We’re thrilled that the HFPA and Golden Globes heard that in our song and are humbled by this nomination.”
Best Original Song – Motion Picture –
Written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Troye Sivan & Brett McLaughlin
Performed by Troye Sivan and Jónsi
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination, which I proudly share with the LGBTQIA community as well as with Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, the rest of the cast and crew, and most of all, with Garrard. I was honored to be a part of this story which will hopefully one day help put an end to conversion therapy in the United States where it is currently still legal in 36 states.”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “BOY ERASED”
“I honestly didn’t expect this and am completely thrilled. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this incredible nomination. I loved playing Marlo, so this is a real honor.”
Charlize Theron/Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for “Tully.”