Mahershala Ali, one of the stars of "Moonlight," which earned six nods, woke up to the news that he was nominated in the best supporting actor in a motion picture category.
"I'm really appreciative for the time it's taken to kind of get to this moment," he added. "I've had a lot of help along the way and a lot of people really support me along my journey and it's been wonderful. I'm really happy and feel blessed to be in such good company."
We'll find out who wins when the award ceremony is broadcast live on Jan. 8.
The actress said on "GMA" that she's "so proud. It's such a good show, and I just, I couldn't be happier."
Other nominated actors and actresses have issued statements or have taken to social media to share their joy.
Here are others who are celebrating:
Amy Adams: "Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who have always been so incredibly supportive of me throughout my career. I'm really honored to be recognized for 'Arrival,' a film I so deeply loved working on. Thank you to Eric [Heisserer] for his brilliant script, Jeremy [Renner] for being an amazing partner and Denis [Villeneuve] for his incredible guidance and capturing the true heart and soul of this film. I'd also like to congratulate Tom Ford and Aaron Taylor Johnson for their 'Nocturnal Animals' nominations."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: "Huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Russian hackers that made our nominations possible."
Lily Collins: "I've never felt so shocked, honored, and proud. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my fearless leader and mentor Warren Beatty, the Hollywood Foreign Press, and to all those involved with 'Rules Don't Apply.' Sharing this moment with my mom sitting on our couch in the dark is something I'll never forget. It's a complete dream come true. I still can't breathe."
Riz Ahmed: "Thank you HFPA! I'm absolutely thrilled to be counted amongst this year's nominees. I'm deeply indebted to Steve Zaillian, Richard Price, HBO, to all the cast and crew of 'The Night Of' for their dedication in bringing this timely story to life, and all those who shared their stories of prison and prejudice with me in researching this role. It was an honour to portray Nas, and through him the untold stories of so many."
Ruth Negga: "I am profoundly grateful for this recognition ... I can't thank the HFPA enough for their support, this is such an honor. I am humbled to be in the company of all of these extraordinary, talented, and powerful women. It has been such a gift to share Mildred and Richard Loving's important story with the world. I share this honor with my partner in the film, Joel Edgerton, our incredible director Jeff Nichols and everyone involved in bringing 'Loving' to life."
Rami Malek: "I'm incredibly grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing me in this group of distinguished and accomplished actors. I'm thrilled to be sharing this moment with my co-star and fellow nominee Christian Slater. I am so thankful for the brilliant mind of Sam Esmail, USA Network, Universal Cable Productions, and the exceptionally gifted cast, crew, and writers of 'Mr. Robot.'"
Lin-Manuel Miranda: "Gracias. Merci. Grazie. Danke sehr. Mahalo. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this tremendous honor. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. Over two years ago, I was lucky enough to have been given my dream job, writing songs for a Disney animated film, alongside the amazing Opetaia Foa'i & Mark Mancina. Today, for 'Moana' to be recognized for what we created is truly beyond comprehension. 'How Far I'll Go' not only embodies the spirit of our heroine but the central lesson from the film — dream big, listen to your gut, don't give up, never forget where you came from, and one day you might just save the world."
Nicole Kidman: "This nomination is even more emotional and I'm more grateful than ever before. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!"
Natalie Portman: "I'm so honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I had such a beautiful experience making this film with the most wonderful cast and crew, and particularly with our great director, Pablo Larrain, that it feels like icing on the cake to be nominated."
Octavia Spencer: "I am deeply humbled to be nominated for a Golden Globe for playing this particular role. The women of 'Hidden Figures' story are hidden no more. Thank you HFPA."
Hailee Steinfeld: "I am overcome with excitement and joy to be nominated for 'The Edge of Seventeen.' We set out to make a film that would resonate with men and women of all ages because the message of self-acceptance and embracing your truth is universal. Contrary to the reality that I face as a young actress on a daily basis, 'Eo17' isn't a film about a teenage girl wrestling with her identity and self-worth because of the influence of social media defining her popularity. Instead, it's an anthem for self-acceptance and I'm so grateful to Jim Brooks and Kelly Fremon-Craig for granting me the opportunity to play such a complex and unlikely heroine."
Matt Damon: "Congratulations to our incredible crew and a deep thank you to Kenny Lonergan and the entire cast who poured their hearts and souls into this, and thank you as well to the HFPA for championing a little movie like ours."
Jessica Chastain: "I'm thrilled to be acknowledged in this talented peer group with such amazing actresses. I would not be here without the brilliant direction of John Madden. Thank you to EuropaCorp for making such a daring film, particularly now, and thank you to the HFPA for this honor."