(N. Phrase) ‘glo-day Unlike the 'snow day’, a glow day is an unnervingly and unseasonably warm, sunny day in the dead of winter— increasingly common in this age of global warming. Usage:Adam was actually happy it was ten-below (with wind chill) on New Year’s Day. It had freaked him out the week before when there were two 70° glow days right before Christmas.
He’s J. Jonah Jameson, Tenzin, Stanford Pines, Vernon Schillinger, Terence Fletcher, and Cave Johnson. This man is a national treasure, with a heart of gold and a voice of, well, even more gold. Deeper gold.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Nightcrawler
“It’s amazing being able to see something resonate with the public and we believe this could be something special,” said “Nightcrawler” star Jake Gyllenhaal. “Before we even started shooting our producer and Dan Gilroy’s brother Tony told us ‘All you have to do is shoot this movie and it will be great,’ because Dan wrote such a great script. As for the character it was always about a balance because Dan told me this was a success story, so you wanted to create someone you could root for like the American Salesman, so that is where you get the dark ambition and drive but also his charm. That was the biggest thing - navigating that balance.“
Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee for Big Eyes
"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor. It’s so exciting to be nominated for a film I really enjoyed making and I’m so proud to have been a part of Tim Burton’s vision in sharing Margaret Keane’s story alongside Christoph."
Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Cake
"I feel like I’m just trying to keep pinching myself and realize this is in fact not a dream, that this is real life,” said Aniston. “It’s so wonderful - it’s so satisfying and gratifying. If none of this had even happened, to be honest, just the work and time we spent making that movie was so unbelievably gratifying and creatively satisfying that this is an extraordinary cherry on top of it all,” she said.“
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee forTheory of Everything
"Theory of Everything” star Felicity Jones was so proud of the Stephen Hawking film and especially a role she deeply cared about.
“Jane has so much determination and such a quality of devotion that so many people don’t have that I was so honored to get a chance to portray her,” Jones said. “As for working with Eddie, it’s one of those things where early on it was really a great sense of collaboration. In that first audition it clicked in that role and once we were both on board it was even better that we both cared about the material so much.”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee forThe Theory of Everything
"I am in London, and it’s a very bright and cold day in Soho. I was attempting, after all the frenzy of promoting the film, to try to cram all my Christmas shopping in about four hours. After about an hour, I got my phone call about the Golden Globes,” said Redmayne. “I’ve now run into a friend’s office to take this call, and there are shopping bags around me. I’m totally surprised,” he said. “The expectation for me, and the trepidation, was what Stephen and Jane Hawking would think of the film. Then it was about trying to see what the public would think. This nomination feels incredibly special. It really does mean the world.”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Selma
Even though the Martin Luther King drama has received so much acclaim already, “Selma” star David Oyelowo said he knew there was no guarantee when it came to Golden Globe nominations.
“I don’t take anything for granted, it’s a very subjective art form and there are no guarantees so this was definitely a nice surprise,” he said. “When me and Ava first talked about the project we asked how do we make this personal and intimate and really go into the intimacy, that was the greatest strength of Ava’s and I always knew that if I was ever going to conquer the role it was more about the quiet moments and less about the bigger ones.“
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, "Birdman”
“I have no words,” said Stone. “I am so incredibly honored and grateful for this and feel insanely lucky to have had the chance to work with Alejandro, Michael, Edward, and the whole cast and crew of the beautiful madness that is 'Birdman.’ Now can someone please explain who this 'Meryl Streep’ woman is?!”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama
“I’m extremely thankful that the film is being recognized in this way. WILD is truly my baby and was a labor of love from the beginning. Cheryl Strayed was so brave in putting her life’s journey into words and it makes me happy that this type of recognition will hopefully drive more people to experience it on film.”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” & “Maps to the Stars”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Still Alice
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee for "Maps to the Stars"
A double nominee this year, Julianne more said she gets excited for nominations after 20 years of acting. “I was stunned,” she said. “And thrilled and really excited. There are a lot of great performances every year and a lot of great movies, and I’ve been doing this a long time, too,” she added. “You’re not always included, so it’s truly wonderful to have people at the end of the year when there’s been all this great work say, 'Hey, we’re acknowledging you.’”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” & “Foxcatcher”
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, “Foxcatcher”
Best performance by an actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television, “The Normal Heart”
“It’s amazing,” said double nominee Mark Ruffalo. “I’ve been doing it a long time and these moments are so few and far between. It’s so extreme - two nominations is really special, in movies that are tough films. I couldn’t be happier and I’m really humbled by it,” he said. “I didn’t know what was going to shake down, you never do. There’s a lot of surprises usually, and I’m not always on the receiving end of them so it’s nice to be pleasantly surprised.”
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee for Boyhood
Patricia Arquette, on what her own kids think about her Globe nomination: “My daughter hasn’t seen it yet but my son is like, 'Mom, you did a great job. I’m really proud of you.’ And they do give me high fives. My daughter is 11, so she’s a pre-teen; whenever I can get a positive response from her it’s great. It’s worth it just to make her proud. At least I’m not getting yelled at.”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Gone Girl
“It is as if a magic carpet picked me up last year and it is astonishing and exhilarating that it has taken me all the way here,” said Pike.
“I am nothing but grateful to have had the opportunity to dive into a role like this. All thanks really go to David Fincher for his guidance and for allowing me to play Gillian Flynn’s incredible, confounding character. I’m very honored to be nominated alongside actresses I have long admired. Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this nomination!”
Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee for Into the Woods
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for embracing the Baker’s Wife and recognizing this film that I am so proud to be a part of. Playing this part made me stretch myself as an actor and muster up any courage I could to find my singing voice. It was so worth it to be a part of Rob Marshall’s beautiful and moving film that means so much to me.”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture nominee for Whiplash
Simmons is no stranger to playing scary characters following his portrayal of the Neo-Nazi Schillinger in the HBO show “Oz,” but hesaid that character didn’t play a part in forming his role as Fletcher in “Whiplash.”
“It’s only been since the movie came out that the 'Oz’ comparisons were made, which I can see now but it was a great treat to play a guy with this much of a dark side in this film,” Simmons said. “As for Teller, we both knew we had something special when we first read it, and for me I didn’t really know Miles’ work, so the first day on set with him I got the feeling he had all the tools to make something special out of this character.”
Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Big Eyes
“I was so, so happy and overjoyed,” said Waltz on his nomination opposite his co-star Amy Adams. “The fact that Amy was nominated made my nomination in a way complete. You’re only as good as your partner, and in a story like that, at least how I see it, your partner plays at least half of your character as well in that respect. So I was absolutely pleased and happy to see that.”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee for The Imitation Game
“I felt so lucky to have portrayed Joan Clarke, such an extraordinary woman who defied convention and was part of a moment in history. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign press for this honor, and for recognizing our film. I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone.”
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama nominee for Foxcatcher
“I found out when I went online this morning and was greeted with this information! This is all very gratifying and I am so thankful for Bennett specifically for thinking of me for the role. It’s just so exciting that any of this is happening. It’s been a long journey – like 8 years – for this movie to get to this stage. I’m also so happy for Mark who is truly one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He is so deserving of all this attention.”
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Annie”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee for Annie:
“I was in the car, really tired. I heard I was nominated, yelled, "Oh, yay!” and then I fell back asleep. I was excited when I woke up. I’m probably gonna celebrate by going someplace fun, like Bubba Gump in Times Square.“
Helen Mirren, “100 Foot Journey”
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy nominee for 100 Foot Journey
“Merci a les Couilles D'orees. C’estVachementchouette!” (Translation: “Thank you to the golden balls. It is cowly nice.”)
(N.) ‘kan-sul-ee-‘lay-shun The joy you feel when you cancel something you’d never wanted to do in the first place, or when it miraculously gets called off. Usage: Davina knew she ought to feel guilty for bailing on Mariel’s dinner at the last minute, but a delicious cancellelation surged through her as Clive brought out the Scrabble board.
—§NOTE: This is an old favorite, and CANCELLELATION appears in the Wordbirds book, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel—§