The Oscar nominations are out and, oh boy are the stars excited by the nods. In the wake of the announcement, everyone from “American Hustle” star Jennifer Lawrence to “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Leonardo DiCaprio have reacted to their nods.
“Thank you so much to the Academy for this nomination and for all of the nominations for the film. It’s very exciting!” Jennifer Lawrence who is up for Best Supporting Actress, said in a statement. “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.”
Her co-star Amy Adams, who is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, shared, “I’m very honored to be nominated alongside such inspiring actresses. Congratulations to the cast and crew of ’American Hustle’ and ’Her,’ two films that I’m incredibly proud to be a part of.”
DiCaprio not only released a statement, but also took to Twitter. “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,” the Best Actor in a Leading Role nominee said. “Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary recognition.”
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) January 16, 2014
Jonah Hill, up for Best Supporting Actor, added, “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.”
There was a lot of love for Steve McQueen’s deeply moving “12 Years A Slave,” which is up for Best Picture. Best Supporting Actress nominee Lupita Nyong’o said, “I am thrilled beyond words that The Academy has recognized my performance in Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave’ and I am deeply proud to be in the company of my fellow nominees. This celebration of such an important film is simply extraordinary, and I am so pleased to be able to share it with the rest of the 12 Years a Slave family. I feel truly blessed!”
“Gravity” director Alfonso Cuaron opened up about the film’s nods in Best Picture and Best Director categories, as well as Sandra Bullock’s Best Actress in a Leading Role nom.
“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… I am particularly moved by Sandy’s nomination. She is the heartbeat of our film. She immersed herself in the part,” Cuaron said. “And I thank her for her grace, her trust and her dedication to finding the truth of this character.”
“Dallas Buyers Club” is up for Best Picture, and got acting nods for Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor in a Leading Role) and Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor).
“What a beautiful way to end the incredible adventure that has been ’Dallas Buyers Club.’ My collaborators and I have had an amazing time making this film,” director Jean-Marc Vallee shared with MTV News in a statement. “Today we all share a collective sense of pride as we have had the opportunity to spotlight a part of history that’s both beautiful and sometimes painful to remember, and been able to tell a story which has touched the hearts of many.”
The 86th Academy Awards will air Sunday, March 2.