Oscar Nominations: The Stars React!

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Following the news of the nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards – which will be handed out on February 24 on ABC — the stars spoke out about their big Oscar news!

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“It is such an honor to receive this recognition from the Academy. Working with Paul Thomas Anderson was a unique and wonderful opportunity that I am so grateful for. I’d also like to send congratulations to the other nominees and to my co-stars Philip and Joaquin.” — Amy Adams, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “The Master”

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“I hadn’t planned to listen live to the announcements, but when I got into the car this morning to go to work, the driver had the nominations streaming as they were being broadcast. To be honest, it’s very exciting but all a bit surreal, and it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. This is a brilliant awards year that has been defined by an eclectic list of stories that have been told by incredibly talented and courageous filmmakers, and it’s an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as the other nominees in the Best Actor category. Having hosted the show, I have seen so many different sides of the Oscars, but to be an actual nominee is something I never would have dreamed possible.” — Hugh Jackman, nominated for Best Actor for “Les Miserables’

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“Everyone who made Beasts happen is so happy! Thank you to all you Oscar folks, from me, my mom and my dad. I am so happy for Benh and Lucy and the gang in Louisiana. Meeting all these great new people is one of the best parts for me. I want to thank my family, friends, fans and everyone so much. Beast it!” — Quvenzhané Wallis, nominated for Best Actress for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

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“I am deeply honored and frankly a little overwhelmed by all of the nominations that ‘Life of Pi’ has received this morning. So many talented people gave everything they had to this film, both in front of and behind the camera, and to see all of them receive this kind of recognition is something I am incredibly grateful for.” — Ang Lee, nominated for Best Director for “Life of Pi”

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“I am of course very excited about the nomination this morning. Ben Affleck is an amazing director, and I am so happy that ‘Argo’ was recognized in seven categories!” — Alan Arkin, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for “Argo”

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“I am very pleased that the Academy has chosen to honor the many individuals who were a part of ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’” — Robert De Niro, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for “Silver Linings Playbook”

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