Richard Gere missed Golden Globe nomination news

Los Angeles: Actor Richard Gere says he did not know about his Golden Globe nomination as he was travelling.

The 63-year-old has been nominated for his role of manager Robert Miller in `Arbitrage`.

"I was in India (when the nominations were announced), and my phone wasn`t working. But when I got to the coast in south India, all of a sudden my phone worked. I turned it on and had 50 messages.

"My first thought was that something was wrong, and then it was all `congratulations`," quoted Gere as saying.

The Golden Globe awards ceremony will take place here on Jan 13 next year.