Oscar Nominees React to Big News!
By Daniel Gates | 10:52 am, January 16th, 2014
The Oscar nominations are in, and this year’s nominees are reacting to the big news! Check out what some of the stars are saying below.
Julia Roberts, Best Supporting Actress, August: Osage County: “This was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and the recognition from it is an absolutely thrilling bonus. I simply could not be more excited right now.”
Jennifer Lawrence, Best Supporting Actress, American Hustle: “Thank you so much to the Academy for this nomination and for all of the nominations for the film. It’s very exciting! Congratulations to my fellow nominees, it’s an honor to be nominated in the company of these four actresses who I admire and are so incredibly talented.”
Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street: “I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty, Jonah, Terry as well as this entire cast and crew. The Wolf of Wall Street has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary recognition.”
Amy Adams, Best Actress, American Hustle: “It’s a very good thing to wake up to; we were all asleep! Am I still recovering from last weekend? Not really. I’m never really out late anymore at this stage in my life. Making Hustle was very challenging, so it’s really nice that people not only recognized the film but all the actors as well. And I’m so proud to have been in Her too, which has been recognized with a best picture nomination. As for celebrating today, maybe we should go out for a family hike? Then again, everyone looks pretty tired around here right now!”
Jared Leto, Best Supporting Actor, Dallas Buyers Club: “I am absolutely blown away by this incredible nomination. I never in my life thought I would have the opportunity to even write these words. Thank you so much to all my fellow AMPAS acting branch members for this honor. Today you not only honor me but also all those around the world living with AIDS and all those we have lost to this disease. Thank you for recognizing them and recognizing their struggle through Dallas Buyers Club. This was a fascinating story told by a group of incredibly passionate and committed filmmakers who wanted to create something special and shine a light on a unique and important story. I’m proud to be a part of this celebration and so very grateful to you all. A huge congratulations to Matthew McConaughey, Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter, Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack, Jean-Marc Vallée, Martin Pensa, Adruitha Lee, and Robin Mathews.”
Jonah Hill, Best Supporting Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street: “I am in complete and total shock. I honestly was not expecting this, on a level you can’t even imagine. Again, I’m clearly in shock. I didn’t have a plan for celebrating today because I truly did not expect any of this! But I am going to Critics’ Choice Awards and will be great to see everyone from the film there tonight. Truly, this is shocking.”
Judi Dench, Best Actress, Philomena: “This is just the loveliest news. I’m so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been.”
Barkhad Abdi, Best Supporting Actor, Captain Phillips: “Oscar nominated Actor.” [tweet]
Alfonso Cuaron, Best Director, Gravity: “Thank you Academy for this incredible recognition. These nominations are not just about single achievements, but rather the collective effort of hundreds of dedicated artists who made this dream a reality. On behalf of everyone involved with Gravity I want to express our deepest gratitude to the industry, the exhibitors and the public for embracing this film so passionately. A special thank you to our friends and collaborators at Warner Bros. for staying on board this journey for more than four years. I am particularly moved by Sandy’s nomination. She is the heartbeat of our film. She immersed herself in the part. And I thank her for her grace, her trust and her dedication to finding the truth of this character.”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Actor, 12 Years a Slave: “At no point during filming, in the sweltering heat of New Orleans, did any of us ever foresee the journey this film would take us all on. Steve McQueen created an entire family to tell one man’s tale and I am delighted that so many of this family have also been recognized today. I am hugely grateful to the Academy for this great honour, and, of course, to Solomon Northup for sharing his story through his breathtaking book.”
Steve McQueen, Best Director, 12 Years a Slave: “I’m extraordinarily happy for all the cast and crew of our 12 Years a Slave family. This has been an amazing ride, and to receive nine nominations from the Academy is testament to all of the hard work. And for that I am truly grateful.”
Steve Coogan, Best Original Screenplay, Philomena: “I heard the phone ring this morning and thought, ‘Ok, it has to be good news.’ In Hollywood, good news travels fast; bad news you have to eek out of people. It’s so wonderful how this film has changed the landscape this year. It’s a really loving story and I’m so pleased with how Philomena herself has been affected by the film. It’s definitely helped her heal telling her story — everyone wants to give her a hug after all the Q&A sessions. I definitely want to celebrate this achievement with my co-writers today, but I was raised Catholic, so I can’t let go to my head. I have to put in a decent day’s work first.”