What They Are Saying — Nominees React to Golden Globe Nominations

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The New York Times:  Golden Globe Nominee Reactions

Mahershala Ali, ‘Moonlight’

Mahershala Ali is not at all used to awards fuss — which explains his leisurely, earnest manner while chatting with the Bagger this morning after the announcement of his widely expected Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor for his performance in “Moonlight.”

The conversation began at 6:09 a.m. his time (he was on the West Coast), and lasted exactly four minutes. It was Mr. Ali’s fourth interview since the nomination was revealed barely 30 minutes earlier, and many more chats with other reporters lay ahead: Mr. Ali is this year’s it-guy.

“This whole experience has caught me off guard,” Mr. Ali said. “It’s all really new — being nominated on this stage, among this peer group. Being involved in a film where my work is being individually recognized, as well as the film.”

He continued: “There’s been a lot of positive talk and absolutely I appreciate the nomination, but I think in some ways none of it’s real until it’s happening.”

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