When the nominations for the 76th Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning, Regina King’s name stood out.
The actress picked up two nominations – one for her supporting role in the film If Beale Street Could Talk, and a second for her turn in the now-canceled Netflix series Seven Seconds.
King took to Instagram to express her gratitude to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and to share the news with her followers.
“I cannot even put into words how I feel right now hearing this exciting news from set,” she wrote on Instagram. “Just elated. So proud of these two amazing and beautiful projects.”
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I cannot even put into words how I feel right now hearing this exciting news from set. Just elated. So proud of these two amazing and beautiful projects. I’m incredibly lucky and humbled that these roles chose me. For Beale Street, honoring the words and legacy of James Baldwin is truly special. Thank you HFPA! #bealestreet #7seconds
Barry Jenkins, who directed If Beale Street Could Talk and adapted it from James Baldwin’s novel by the same name, picked up a best screenplay nomination. The film is also nominated in the best picture – drama category.
“Lovely to wake up to this @BealeStreet love and recognition from the HFPA!!!” Jenkins tweeted. “It takes a village and from the first location PA to open set to the homegirl/boi pushing taillights at the close of set, we share this with you!!!”
Lovely to wake up to this @BealeStreet love and recognition from the HFPA!!! It takes a village and from the first location PA to open set to the homegirl/boi pushing taillights at the close of set, we share this with you!!! pic.twitter.com/MuFQvNP3h8
— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) December 6, 2018
Spike Lee’s BlackKklansman received four nominations.
Lee, who teaches at New York University, said he was with his students when he got the news.
“I found out about these Golden Globe Nominations for BlackKklansman in between advising my NYU Grad School students because I teach on Thursdays. The first word that came to mind was ‘BOOM SHAKALAKA.’ Thank you to the HFPA!” Lee said in a statement to the media.
Sandra Oh, who will be co-hosting the Golden Globes with Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg, received a nomination for her role in the BBC America series Killing Eve.
Oh tweeted a picture of herself celebrating the nomination with her co-stars.
— Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) December 6, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians received two nods, including best picture – musical or comedy and best actress
for Constance Wu.
Wu tweeted: “What a morning to have had my phone on Do Not Disturb Mode till now… I’m ecstatic but also in shock! Thank you @goldenglobes !!!”
The 76th Golden Globe Awards will air live from Beverly Hills Sunday, Jan. 6, on NBC.