Reactions to the SAG nominations

Nominees share their thoughts on this morning's news

‘Fighter,’ ‘King’s Speech’ top SAG Award noms | Nominations list | Scorecard | Reactions

“I’ve been acting since I was fourteen and have grown up with actors. So to be acknowledged by my colleagues for this means an enormous amount to me. I am so grateful and I want to share this with the incredibly talented and generous Aaron Eckhart.”
–Nicole Kidman, nominated for best actress for “Rabbit Hole.”

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“The SAG nomination means particularly more to me because it comes from the very people I crave approval from: other actors.”
— Helena Bonham Carter, nominated for “The King’s Speech”

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“One of the best things about this is that I woke up this morning with bad cold so it was quite delightful to get the news about the SAG nomination for ‘Macbeth.’ I wasn’t aware they were announced this morning, so I had not been sitting by the phone or watching the television. And I know that everyone says this, but since it’s your peers, there’s something undeniably great about getting a pat on the back like this” —
Patrick Stewart on his nomination for “Macbeth”

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“This has been an incredible week! It’s such an honor to be recognized by your fellow actors. I am thrilled to be nominated and so proud to be a part of the ensemble of The Fighter ”
– Amy Adams, nominated for “The Fighter.”

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“To be acknowledged by my peers at the Screen Actors Guild for portraying this remarkable and selfless woman, Betty Anne Waters, means so very much to me. I am indebted to our amazing director, Tony Goldwyn, and the astounding cast of Sam, Minnie, Juliette and Melissa. Playing Betty Anne Waters has changed my life and to be recognized for this role is such a huge honor. My thanks to the Screen Actors Guild and to Fox Searchlight for their passion in supporting Conviction.”
– Hilary Swank, nominated for “Conviction.”

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“As an actor you are excited, doubtful, obsessive, scared about what your craft and imagination can muster – never knowing if the story of a fascinating but obscure corner of history will ever appeal to any audience…it seems that it does and to have the colleagues in your industry recognize the details of your work, it’s overwhelmingly satisfying.”
–Geoffrey Rush, nominated for best actor in a supporting role for “The King’s Speech”

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“I was floored and overjoyed to be nominated by my peers. I am so proud to be recognized among Natalie, Vincent and the cast of ‘Black Swan’ and for the ‘The Lois Wilson Story.’ I’m thrilled.”
— Winona Ryder, nominated for the ensemble cast of “Black Swan” and for “When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.”

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“I’m so excited to be nominated for this award. I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing project. I can’t help but think back to when I heard I got the role of Mattie Ross in True Grit and remember feeling like I had won the lottery. This is a real honor.”
–Hailee Steinfeld, nominated for “True Grit”

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“Sometimes I take out my SAG card and just stare at it for large amounts of time. I’m completely shocked and honored! So happy for Jane and that our amazing cast was recognized too!”
— Chris Colfer, nominated for “Glee”

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“This nomination is all the more special because it was created and bestowed by my Fellows and Fellowettes.”
— John Goodman on his nomination for best actor in a TV movie or miniseries for “You Don’t Know Jack.”

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“We have an amazing cast. They were truly dedicated to “The Fighter.” It was a pleasure to watch them bring these characters to life. They are phenomenal talents and we congratulate them on these SAG nominations.”
–David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, producers on “The Fighter”

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“Being a part of this movie was an amazing experience as an actor. Watching Christian Bale kept me in awe, and working so close with Mark Walberg you can see how truly gifted he is as an actor. There is a bigger responsibility when portraying a real person and as actors we focus on being respectful while being true to who that person is genuinely.”
— Bianca Hunter, part of the nominated cast for portraying Cathy “Pork” Eklund in “The Fighter.”

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