Oscars 2015: What Celebrities Are Saying About the Nominations
With the full list of nominations out, Hollywood is buzzing with Academy Awards excitement. While some are presumably a little upset from being snubbed (I’m looking at you, Jennifer Aniston), many celebrities are thrilled about being up for an award.
Here are what the nominees are saying.
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Offline, non-tweeting nominees have been over as well. Here are their official statements.
Eddie Redmayne: “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.”
Felicity Jones: “I’m overwhelmed at this incredible news. This is a huge, huge honor. My deepest gratitude to the members of the Academy. I’ll look forward to celebrating this with everyone involved in The Theory of Everything. Thank you so much.”
Emma Stone: “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 fucking excited. Are you allowed to say fuck when you’re making a statement for the Oscars? I’m just really fucking excited.”
Benedict Cumberbatch:”I am knocked for six by this. So excited and honored 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”
Robert Duvall: “Playing a challenging role like Joseph Palmer was a reward in itself, but getting recognition for the work from the Academy is a real honor. And we all know that we don’t work alone — my performance is really just part of a very collaborative process, so I have to thank everyone I worked with onThe Judge, especially David Dobkin and Robert Downey Jr., for giving me the chance, and the freedom, to bring the character to life.”
Hans Zimmer: “Without a shadow of doubt, the score for Interstellar was [Christopher Nolan] and I at our most collaborative. Even in this modern world of texting and emailing, sometimes all you need is a simple, type-written letter from your director to spark what undoubtedly became one of the most personal scores I’ve ever written.”
Eric Fellner, co-chairman of Working Title Films: “We are honoured that the Academy has recognized The Theory of Everything with five Oscar nominations today especially Eddie and Felicity’s incredible performances as Stephen and Jane Hawking. We’re delighted that Jóhann and Anthony were also recognised for their work on this film in a year with so many brilliant movies.”
The Theory of Everything producer Lisa Bruce: “I am thrilled that the Academy members have embraced The Theory of Everything, as it is truly one of the most inspirational stories I have ever known. I hope our movie inspires people around the world to do as Jane and Stephen Hawking did: to reach beyond their realities and discover the unimaginable.”
Feast director Patrick Osborne: “In a year with so many beautiful animated shorts, we are surprised, humbled, thrilled to be included among the nominees by the Academy. Making Feast alongside my favorite artists and best friends at Disney Animation was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is their hard work and talent that made the film what it is and I am so excited to share this nomination with them.”
Big Hero 6 director Don Hall: “As kids growing up in Canada and Iowa, Chris and I both dreamt of becoming Disney animators. Never could we have imagined that, one day, we would get to make a film like Big Hero 6, and that one day, the film and all of the talented artists who made it would be recognized by the Academy. Roy, Chris and I are deeply honored by the nomination and thank everyone at Disney Animation who made this possible.”
The Boxtrolls directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable: “One word – HONORED! We are honored and humbled to accept this nomination in recognition of our amazingly talented cast and crew – the artists, actors, craftspeople, and freaks who brought The Boxtrolls to life. We are eternally grateful to them and to our fearless leaders, producers Travis Knight and David Bleiman Ichioka, for making it all possible. Thank you so much, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, for including us in this great list of nominees! We would be thrilled to sit in the dark and clap for any one of them.”