[Movies] Check Out The Reactions Of Academy Award Nominees - Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Michael Fassbender, More
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.16.2014
Lots of happiness...
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the reactions of many of the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards. Here are the reactions of some of the bigger names:
Alfonso Cuaron, best director nominee for 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."
Steve McQueen, best director nominee for 12 Years a Slave: "I am so happy and proud of my crew. All the comments were proven wrong about how difficult it is to watch. People want to see the difficult and challenging stories, and the proof is in the pudding. 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."
David O. Russell, best director nominee for American Hustle: "I'm fighting a little cold here but this will certainly go a long way to boost my immune system To have these actors really put their hearts in it all together, to have them each get a nod is a big deal for us because we created a family together. I reach out to everybody to say, ‘I'm grateful no matter what happens. I thank you for everything you've done.' And then I can go to sleep because I feel like the right thing."
Leonardo DiCaprio, best actor nominee for The Wolf of Wall Street: "It's fantastic, it feels really good. I'm proud I even got to make this movie, which is insane in its own right."
Chiwetel Ejiofor, best actor nominee for 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."
Matthew McConaughey, best actor nominee for Dallas Buyers Club: "I've got a pretty full tank of energy when it comes to what we did in this film. I've got a lot of stories to share. It excites me to share the story each time I talk about it. There's always a fresh subject. It means something different to everyone."
Bruce Dern, best actor nominee for Nebraska: "I crawled out of bed because I saw it was 5:44 [a.m]. My best friend and business partner were with me. I'm absolutely thrilled, and most thrilled at our six nominations. That's pretty God damned good. Laura [Dern] was the first one to call me, which is very appropriate. How cool is it, here's June [Squibb], Miss [Judi] Dench and there's me! Three people who have done a quarter of a millennium of acting."
Amy Adams, best actress nominee for 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!"
Meryl Streep, best actress nominee for August: Osage County: "I am so happy for our film that Julia and I have been nominated. We are both so proud of August: Osage County. This honor from the Academy, for which we are truly grateful, will help bring attention to our film from audiences across the country, which is thrilling."
Judi Dench, best actress nominee for 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."
Jared Leto, best supporting actor nominee for Dallas Buyers Club: "I thought I didn't get the nomination because I woke up and [mistakenly] thought it was getting light outside. But then I got a knock on the door from Emma Ludbrook, who produced Artifact with me. It feels absolutely amazing, and I'm incredibly honored to be part of this insanity. It's an absolute dream and I'm so proud to be part of a $4 million film about people fighting for their lives. Every scene, every day was incredibly challenging."
Michael Fassbender, best supporting actor nominee for 12 Years a Slave: "I'm really chuffed with the Oscar nomination especially being recognized alongside such great actors. It's a real honor."
Bradley Cooper, best supporting actor nominee for American Hustle: "This is so special and surreal and I'm truly honored. The nominations by the Academy for my fellow cast members, David and the film are a true tribute to David O. Russell, our mentor. I feel very lucky and humbled today."
Jonah Hill, best supporting actor nominee for 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 the Critics' Choice Awards and will be great to see everyone from the film there tonight. Truly, this is shocking."
Julia Roberts, best supporting actress nominee for 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."