Hugh Grant delved deep into TMI territory on Thursday when he sent out a tweet upon learning of his Golden Globe nomination: “Very, very kind of the Hollywood Foreign Press. Am opening a jumbo jar of Vaseline in celebration.”
For the most part, Twitter appreciated his joke (and his performance), though many others were grossed out. As one user put it, “Eeeew.”
Grant was nominated for best performance by an actor in a limited series or TV movie for his role in A Very English Scandal. Grant is up against Antonia Banderas (Genius: Picasso), Daniel Brühl (The Alienist), Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) for the award.
Other stars, including Emily Blunt, Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams reacted—if slightly less memorably—to their nominations.
Adams said of the nominations Sharp Objects and Vice received: “I am overwhelmed. Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the acknowledgments. I am blessed to have been involved in these two amazing productions this year and am grateful to everyone who has contributed for their hard work and dedication.”
Kidman, recognized for her work in Destroyer, said: “I am so grateful to be nominated for such an untraditional female character. Erin Bell is complicated, raw and dangerous, and it was a privilege to portray her. I share this with Karyn Kusama as well as all of the cast and crew; It was truly a passion project for all of us. A huge thank you to The Hollywood Foreign Press.”
Blunt, who nabbed a nod for Mary Poppins Returns, said: “I delighted in playing every aspect of this extraordinary and iconic character. The entire experience working on it was spellbinding and that’s largely to do with the incomparable Rob Marshall who took on this project with great love, depth and courage in his heart. I’m thrilled for Lin and for the recognition for our beautiful score as well as the film as a whole. Thank you again.”
The 76th Golden Globe Awards will air live from The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6 on NBC. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are set to host, replacing Seth Meyers, who did the honors last year.