Ryan Reynolds and Lily Collins lead star reactions to Golden Globe nominations

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Ryan Reynolds isn't taking his Golden Globe nomination for the comic book film Deadpool too seriously.

The actor wrote on Twitter that "the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight".

Ryan plays a wise-cracking assassin in Deadpool and its upcoming sequel. He was nominated for best actor in a film comedy or musical, a rare awards show nomination for a superhero portrayal, and the film has also got a nod in the best motion picture, drama or comedy category.

Lily Collins
Lily Collins (Chris Pizzello AP/PA Images)

The actor's post, shortly after his name was announced, included a picture of his character in a holiday sweater and Santa hat.

But he isn't the only big name in the industry to react to being nominated for one of the biggest gongs of the forthcoming awards season.

Lily Collins - who has received a best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy nomination for Rules Don't Apply - was overwhelmingly bowled over.

She shared a picture of herself looking utterly stunned along with the caption: "The moment your mom captures you being nominated for your first Golden Globe. Priceless. I still can't breathe. Beyond honored, thankful, and proud. This can't be real!..."

Hailee Steinfeld was nominated in the same category as Lily for her role in The Edge of Seventeen, and she was just as thankful.

Kerry Washington is up for a best performance by an actress in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television and she admitted she is "humbled" by the nomination.

A video shared by Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp showed the young castmembers celebrating as the hit show received a handful of nominations.

And there were plenty more, as the stars and those who worked on hotly-tipped movies and TV shows tweeted in large numbers following the announcement.

The Golden Globes ceremony will be held on January 8 2017.