2017 SAG Awards Nominations: Stars React to Their Honors

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Congratulations are in order!

The nominees for the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and many of the stars who have received Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes nominations are using social media and formal statements to react to the exciting news. In addition to those who have already received accolades this week, there are newcomers to the nominations, including Millie Bobby Brown and Emily Blunt. No matter what roles each star played, they all have one thing in common—they’re incredibly grateful to be honored with a nomination. 

Here are stars’ reactions to their nominations at the 2017 SAG Awards:

Tituss Burgess, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: “.@SAGawards this was a complete surprise. I do not not take it lightly. Deepest thanks to my peers for the recognition! I will float all day.”

Sarah Paulson, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: “@SAGawards @BryceDHoward @FelicityHuffman @AudraEqualityMc @kerrywashington this is my first Sag nomination and it makes me WEEP with joy!!” she tweeted. “@SAGawards @BryceDHoward @FelicityHuffman @AudraEqualityMc @kerrywashington and DEEPLY honored to be along side these extraordinary women!”

Natalie Portman, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture, Jackie: “I am very grateful for the recognition of my peers with this morning’s SAG nomination. I loved making Jackie so much, in large part due to the incredible actors our great director Pablo Larrain assembled. Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, John Carroll Lynch, Richard Grant, just to name a few, brought such inventiveness and honesty to every moment. Pablo gave us so much freedom and inspiration to play. And that combination allowed us to show Jackie through the many different relationships she had, in many different lights.”

Viola Davis, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Fences: “I consider it such a great honor to be recognized by my fellow actors for this role. It’s not only a testament to the strength of August Wilson‘s words but to the endurance of the human spirit. So happy to be nominated with my amazing cast. Thank you SAG-AFTRA!” 

Sterling K. Brown, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, This Is Us: “.@sagaftra 1000 times…thank you! #SAGAwards #ThisIsUs #ACSFX,” he tweeted, along with an emotional video

Nicole Kidman, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Lion: “To the beautiful beautiful actors…thank you so much! This film needed your support and you gave it. We are so grateful. I’m so happy for Dev [Patel] and I’m also so happy to be able to honor Sue Brierley with this nomination. And a huge thank you to Garth Davis for guiding us through this with such heart and passion.”

Hugh Grant, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Florence Foster Jenkins: “I’m so flattered. It’s a particularly boosting thing to be recognized by my fellow actors, and I thank them very much indeed. I also repeat my thanks to grumpy Stephen Frears for this rather unfashionable piece of casting. And of course Meryl, for enduring me for eight weeks and raising my game. My thanks to SAG-AFTRA members for this nomination.”

Riz Ahmed, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, The Night Of: “A HUGE thank you to the Screen Actors Guild! I’m honoured to be recognized by my peers for this incredible project that wouldn’t have been possible without Steve Zaillian, Richard Price, HBO and John Turturro, who I’m so excited to share this moment with. Naz’s story was an important one to tell and I would like to thank everyone who shared their experiences with me to help bring him to life.” 

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