Oscar Nominees React: See What Stars Are Saying About 2015 Nominations Here!
There is an outpouring of gratitude in Hollywood on Thursday from the select stars who were nominated for the 2015 Academy Awards. As Gossip Cop reported, the nominations in all 24 categories were unveiled this morning, with Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel leading the pack. How are the nominees reacting? See statements and tweets below!
Emma Stone, nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Birdman), said, “Well, this is surreal. I am completely knocked out. Thank you to the Academy for this incredible honor. I am very proud and lucky to be a part of Birdman and can’t believe it came to this. I am so f*cing excited. Are you allowed to say f*ck when you’re making a statement for the Oscars? I’m just really f*cking excited.”
Best Actor nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) said, “I am knocked for six by this. So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It’s wonderful to be included by the Academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life.”
His fellow nominee Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher) wrote on Twitter, “Thank You @TheAcademy for the #Foxcatcher nomination! Honored and humbled. Thanks @channingtatum @SteveCarell and Bennett Miller. The best.” He added, “Thanks to all you folks with so many congratulations tweets. Heart warming support. You are too damn good.” Their competitor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) said, “I’m so incredibly honored to be recognized by the Academy, and even more thrilled to share this honor with the entire family of filmmakers, cast, and crew of The Theory of Everything. This role was a once in a lifetime experience. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, thank you to the Academy, and thank you most of all to Stephen and Jane Hawking.”
Recent Golden Globes winner Julianne Moore, a Best Actress contender (Still Alice), tweeted, “thank u everyone for the congratulations! i am so happy i can barely breathe #makingmyselfdizzy #AcademyAwards.” 2005 Best Actress winner Reese Witherspoon, nominated once again (Wild), wrote on Twitter, “So happy to celebrate 2 #Oscarnominations for #WILDmovie with my deeply beautiful & talented costar @lauradern!” And Redmayne’s onscreen leading lady, Felicity Jones, says, “I’m overwhelmed at this incredible news. This is a huge, huge honor. My deepest gratitude to the members of the Academy. I’ll look forward to celebrating this with everyone involved in The Theory of Everything. Thank you so much.”
“Playing a challenging role like Joseph Palmer was a reward in itself, but getting recognition for the work from the Academy is a real honor,” said Robert Duvall, a nominee for Best Supporting Actor (The Judge). “And we all know that we don’t work alone — my performance is really just part of a very collaborative process, so I have to thank everyone I worked with on The Judge, especially David Dobkin and Robert Downey Jr., for giving me the chance, and the freedom, to bring the character to life.”
John Legend and Common, fresh off their Golden Globes win for Best Song (Selma), were ecstatic to receive more good news. “Blessing! Thank U to @theacademy 4 nominating “Glory” by me and @johnlegend for @selmamovie especially on MLK bday!” tweeted Common. He went on, “Such an honor for me, @johnlegend @AVAETC and my @selmamovie family. Thanks to @TheAcademy #Oscars.” Legend wrote, “So grateful for @TheAcademy Award nomination for GLORY!!! On MLK’s birthday!! @SelmaMovie @Common.” Selma filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who was snubbed for Best Director even though the movie was named one of the Best Picture nominees, posted, “Happy Birthday, Dr. King. An Oscar gift for you. To SELMA cast + crew led by our miracle David Oyelowo! To Common + Legend! Kudos! March on!”
Legend and Common will face off against Tegan and Sara, whose track from The Lego Movie scored a nod. “We couldn’t be more proud to see Everything is Awesome has been nominated for an #Oscar for Best Original Song!! Congrats to the whole team!” said the sisters. Miles Teller, meanwhile, was thrilled to see his film Whiplash recognized in several categories, including Best Picture. “5 Oscar nominations for Whiplash?!! Booya!” he posted on Twitter.
Famed composer Hans Zimmer said of his Original Score nomination, “Without a shadow of doubt, the score for Interstellar was [Christopher Nolan] and I at our most collaborative. Even in this modern world of texting and emailing, sometimes all you need is a simple, type-written letter from your director to spark what undoubtedly became one of the most personal scores I’ve ever written.”
The best reaction, however, might belong to Academy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris. Check out the video below, and stick with Gossip Cop for more coverage leading up to the February 22 ceremony.