Early Thursday morning, the entertainment world took a slow, deep breath as the nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel scored big with 9 nominations each, while American Sniper and The Imitation Game each received 8 nominations.
Soon after the announcement, those artists nominated for the prestigious award were quick to share just how excited they are.
Read some of their statements and tweets below:
“I am over the moon-actually I am on a plane, flying over the United States. My old friend Bruce Cohen was the first to reach me to tell me the news. I can’t believe that I have gone from doing plays in the 8th grade with Bruce Cohen, to him texting me 100 years later to tell me about an Oscar nomination. I feel so lucky and proud to be in the company of the other talented actors who were nominated today. My heart is beating so fast!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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–king excited. Are you allowed to say f–k when you’re making a statement for the Oscars? I’m just really f–king excited.”
“Wow. This is pretty darned cool. A guy doesn’t think about things like this when he starts doing summer theatre in Bigfork, Montana in the 70’s. In fact, I didn’t think about this when we shot Whiplash but here we are. I’m ecstatic that our little movie is nominated for best picture, and equally thrilled that Damien, The Boy Wonder, is being recognized for his work. Richly deserved…”
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 15, 2015
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) January 15, 2015
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 15, 2015
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 15, 2015
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!
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) January 15, 2015
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) January 15, 2015
— COMMON (@common) January 15, 2015
Congratulations to all of the nominees!
The 87th Academy Awards will take place on February 22 on ABC. The ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris!