"This film was lifelike, funny and emotional. The real feeling that one comes with this is a sense of hope." -- Jim Burke, producer, "The Descendants"
Special thanks to Variety's Jon Weisman for compiling this invaluable list that details which films and performances have been awarded by the various critics groups and orgs for the season so far…
"It was actually a complete surprise. I was out Christmas shopping for my young son, and didn't even realize the Golden Globe nominations were today." -- Elton John, score, "Gnomeo and Juliet"
"This isn't supposed to happen. This was a book nobody wanted and a director nobody wanted or trusted." -- Tate Taylor, director, "The Help"
“This is so crazy and shocking, and I’m so grateful. This film feels so human and I think humans crave humanity. Alexander (Payne) creates his films from truth. I’m so lucky that Fox Searchlight…
"It's unbelievably lovely. It probably cost about $7.50 for marketing ("Albert Nobbs"), and it's so incredibly nice that people are talking about the film and recognizing Glenn (Close) and…
"It has been really extraordinary to continue receive all these honors and nominations." -- Julian Fellowes, creator of "Downton Abbey"
"American Horror Story" is "a genre piece and horror isn't always awarded. . . " -- Ryan Murphy, exec producer of "American Horror Story" and "Glee"
"('Beginners') was so humanly written, and the characters were touching and funny." -- Christopher Plummer, actor, 'Beginners'
"People are reacting to the absence of melodrama and how some movies delve into a syrupy and false emotion. Alexander does a great job of avoiding that by pulling back on scenes." -- Nat Faxon…
"It was huge when the original series aired in the U.K. and had a massive impact, and we thought, 'That's great' . . ." -- Gareth Neame, exec producer, "Downton Abbey"