POPSUGAR Celebrity

Leo, Sandra, and More React to Their Oscar Nominations

Jan 16 2014 - 2:07pm

The 2014 Oscar nominations [1] have been announced, and the stars are already reacting to their big honors. While these actors and actresses won't find out if they took home the top prize until March, they can still enjoy the fact that they have landed one of the biggest recognitions of the year. Keep reading to find out what Leonardo DiCaprio [2], Matthew McConaughey [3], Sandra Bullock [4], and more stars have told POPSUGAR about their big nods.

Michael Fassbender

"I'm really chuffed with the Oscar nomination, especially being recognized alongside such great actors. It's a real honor."

Lupita Nyong'o

"Today I was nomiated for best supporting actress by the Academy of Motion Pictures. Thank you to all who believed it would happen and thank you to all that made it happen! Cheers."

Source: Instagram user lupitanyongo [5]

Steve McQueen

"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."

Sandra Bullock

"I had already felt overwhelmingly blessed to have had the creative 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity that I did on Gravity. The life experience I garnered on this journey is something for which I will forever be grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Academy for including all of us amongst nominees that have left us in awe with their work this year."

Bradley Cooper

"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 is a true tribute to David O. Russell, our mentor. I feel very lucky and humbled today."

Meryl Streep

"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."

Jared Leto

"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 [6], Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter, Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack, Jean-Marc Vallée, Martin Pensa, Adruitha Lee, and Robin Mathews."

Amy Adams

"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."

Chiwetel Ejiofor

"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 honor, and, of course, to Solomon Northup for sharing his story through his breathtaking book.”

Matthew McConaughey

"I am honored and grateful for this nomination. I love working in an industry and craft that inspires me daily and allows me to tell stories that translate humanities and move people. I share this with the entire
Dallas Buyers Club family of filmmakers, cast, and crew — and the real-life Ron Woodroofs and Rayons who continue to fight and live with dignity."

Sally Hawkins

“I am so delighted and overwhelmed, thank you so much to the Academy for this huge honor. To be given this for being in a Woody Allen [7] film — it's simply an amazing privilege. I am incredibly proud and delighted for us all. I am so thrilled for Woody for his nomination and, of course, for Cate (who I really can't praise enough); I am delighted for them both as it's so incredibly deserved. Thank you.”

Leonardo DiCaprio

"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."


Source URL
http://www.popsugar.com/Oscar-Nominations-Reactions-2014-33528796