Oscar Nominees React To 2016 Academy Awards Nominations — See Reactions!
The 2016 Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, and now the Oscar nominees are sharing their reactions. Check out the tweets and statements below!
Jennifer Lawrence scored her fourth Oscars nomination (and she’s only 25!) for Joy, and said in a statement, “I am beyond grateful and humbled by this nomination. I feel incredibly honored to be recognized among the other amazing women in this category. Joy is an incredibly inspiring story about an ordinary woman who does extraordinary things. For me, working with David O. Russell has been nothing short of extraordinary, and I share this nomination with him as well as our incredible supporting cast. I could not be more proud to be a part of this film and thankful to the producers and Fox for their unyielding support.”
Many think this could finally be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year to win Best Actor, and he said in a release, “I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making The Revenant was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life. None of this would have been possible without Alejandro [González Iñárritu’s] talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy.”
Reigning Best Actor Eddie Redmayne is up for the award again, this time for The Danish Girl. “I’m incredibly grateful to the Academy for this nomination – particularly in a year with so many brilliant films and performances,” he said Thursday. “This nomination is a testament to the vision of our fearless director Tom Hooper, and the support of my fellow cast members, especially the incandescent Alicia Vikander. Being recognized for The Danish Girl is particularly special to me; if sharing Lili and Gerda’s journey and their love story can in any small way be a part of positive social change – then I will be even more grateful.”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Supporting Actress nominee for The Hateful Eight, expressed, “This is incredible news to wake up to. I am thrilled. I didn’t think the experience of working with Quentin [Tarantino] and this cast could get any more rewarding….to get this recognition for this role is such a joy.” Fellow nominee Alicia Vikander said, “I am deeply grateful to The Academy for this honour. To be recognized alongside these actresses and their inspiring performances is humbling. To be a part of bringing The Danish Girl to life was such a gift and to receive this nomination is a thrill.”
Fresh off his Golden Globes win, Supporting Actor nominee Sylvester Stallone of Creed said, “I am incredibly humbled by this honor. I was not expecting it … especially at this time in my life. I am certainly grateful to the artists and collaborators who helped make it possible.”
Lady Gaga, who is a first-time nominee for the original song “It Could Happen To You,” shared a photo of a typewritten statement on Twitter. “This nomination lends a voice to victims & survivors all over the world,” said the pop star, who just won a Supporting Actress Golden Globe a few days ago. “Thank you to The Academy for recognizing the movement of people who have come together for this film & son in the name of sexual assault. Myself and Diane are simply honored to represent the voices of so many survivors.”
“Thank you @TheAcademy for recognizing @RoomTheMovie, @EDonoghueWriter, @lennyabrahamson and Me!” tweeted Best Actress nominee Brie Larson. “We are overjoyed!!!!” Original Song nominee Sam Smith posted an Instagram photo to show how he shocked he is, writing in the caption, “This is my Oscar Nomination face. Unreal. Freaking out. Thank you Academy – Thank You Thank You Thank You.” Fellow contender The Weeknd simply admitted, “I can’t believe it.”
After Mad Max: Fury Road racked up the second-most nominations (10), star Charlize Theron tweeted, “Beyond proud of George and the entire Mad Max Fury Road cast and crew! It’s heartwarming to see all of the love streaming in!” Steve Carrell used Twitter to congratulate his co-stars, including Christian Bale and Mark Ruffalo, tweeting, “Congratulations Adam, Christian, Hank, Charles, Brad, Dede, Jeremy! #BigShort. 5 Oscar noms! Very proud.” And Olivia Wilde celebrated, “So proud of my friends @daviddarg and @brynmooser and the entire family at @RYOTNews!! Our doc #BodyTeam12 was nominated for an Oscar! AHH!!”
These stars and more will now have to wait until the 88th annual Oscars ceremony on February 28 to find out if they’re among this year’s winners. Gossip Cop will continue to have coverage.