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James Franco's "Grateful" & "Excited" For Golden Globe Nomination

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Dec. 14 2010, Updated 7:57 a.m. ET

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How did James Franco celebrate his Golden Globe nomination for 127 Hours this morning? By calling into the Today show to share his excitement with everyone else!

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James was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama category.

"Oh, thank you. I just heard, yes," he told Matt Lauer over the phone (via MTV News). "My friend Barry from Fox/Searchlight told me. He's a text message friend. We send each other photos of fat animals."

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But James is really excited for the nominations 127 Hours earned for Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.

"You would think that movie would be the most static kind of narrative around, but actually I think Danny Boyle made one of the most dynamic movies out there," he explained of the director's take on the real-life story about a trapped hiker.

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And as many actors do, James released an official statement regarding his nomination to MTV News.

"I'm especially grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honor and I'm excited to see 127 Hours being recognized this awards season. I'm happy for Danny Boyle and his team and our directors of photography Enrique Chediak and Anthony Dod Mantle, who were there with me down in the canyon!" he said. "I am so proud of the film and that Aron Ralston's story has been well received!"

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And his director released a similar statement.

"We're absolutely delighted to be included in the nominations for the Golden Globes especially as HFPA were so generous to us on Slumdog Millionaire two years ago," Danny said. "I'm particularly pleased for James as it's such a brave and exhilarating performance, and for Aron Ralston who took such a leap of faith in letting us tell his story in such an uncompromising way."

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