|Jean-Marc Vallee reviews a scene with Laura Dern while filming on location for Wild.|
“I feel so grateful to the Academy for this gorgeous honor. It means so much to celebrate the life and the wisdom of Cheryl Strayed’s amazing mother, Bobbi. Reese, who worked so diligently to protect this story, and I share this with our amazing producers, as well as Jean-Marc Vallée and Nick Hornby, who gave their art to shape ‘Wild.’”- Laura Dern, Best Supporting Actress nominee for Wild
So happy to celebrate 2 #Oscarnominations for #WILDmovie with my deeply beautiful & talented costar @lauradern! pic.twitter.com/AkqOkWOXJx
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 15, 2015
“Today's nine Oscar nominations for the singularly original Birdman sends a clear message to the filmmakers around the world: "taking risks while on a creative tightrope (without a net!) can have an incredible outcome!" Thanks to members of the academy for recognizing our unique film!”
--James Skotchdopole - producer of Best Picture nominee Birdman
“Humbled, thankful and more than anything, grateful. So, so happy that Alejandro and the cast and crew are getting recognized. I am proud to be a part of such a bold, gutsy and daring experiment that is Birdman. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I am going to try as best I can and see if I can wipe this smile off my face. Wish me luck.”
- Michael Keaton, Best Actor nominee for Birdman
"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***ing excited. Are you allowed to say f*** when you're making a statement for the Oscars? I'm just really f***ing excited."
- Emma Stone, Best Supporting Actress nominee for Birdman
"I am very happy for the whole BIRDMAN flock because it took a lot of courage to make this film out of conventions. These nominations reflect the recognition of our colleagues as well as the members of the Academy. I am proud, thankful and humbled."
-Alejandro González Iñárritu – 3 nominations as producer, writer, director of Birdman
“I am so honored to be nominated especially amongst all these great cinematographers. I am extremely happy for Birdman which in a way was an experiment that thankfully turned out well. It’s so exciting to be recognized by our peers. I am especially lucky and grateful to work with Alejandro. We are up here in Canada shooting where it is very cold and all these nominations are warming us up!”
-Emmanuel Lubezki, nominee for Best Cinematography for Birdman
"I've been asked to make a "statement" even though I feel it does sound more like bragging. Nevertheless, my producers and I send our very deepest thanks to the Academy and its 8000 members for a whole slew of Oscar nominations, especially for my long-time collaborators Robert Yeoman (our cinematographer who has worked with me on seven movies, if I count them right), Milena Canonero (our Italian costume designer), Alexandre Desplat (our French composer), Barney Pilling (our English editor), Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier (more English, hair/make-up), and Adam Stockhausen out of Wisconsin. Also, my friend Hugo Guinness (who co-wrote the movie with me) expresses his own gratitude. We feel very deeply honored and thrilled and, frankly, very, very pleased with ourselves all around."
-Wes Anderson, nominee for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, The Grand Budapest Hotel
“It’s incredibly exciting that The Grand Budapest Hotel has been recognized by the Academy in so many categories. I’m overwhelmed and very proud to be a part of such a wonderful team, and thrilled to be nominated among such outstanding designers."
- Adam Stockhausen, nominee for Best Production Design, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Congrats to the @ImitationGame team on 8 Academy Award nominations! @mortentyldum @blackbearpics pic.twitter.com/CTxZ7rWuwY
— Elevation Pictures (@Elevation_Pics) January 15, 2015
.@VivianMaierFilm EP Jeff Garlin: "Even though we're up for best documentary, I feel it's the best acting I've ever done"
— Deadline Hollywood (@Deadline) January 15, 2015
Congratulations to all the films that played at #TIFF14 for their 2015 #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/Wqg7i9j0pH
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) January 15, 2015
“Congratulations to the renowned filmmakers whose films have been nominated this year, including, notably: Jean-Marc Vallée [Wildi], no stranger to the Oscars given that his film Dallas Buyers Club won its star, Matthew McConaughey, the Best Oscar Actor in 2014; Dean DeBlois, whose first How to Train Your Dragon was nominated for an Oscar in 2010; Graham Annable, whose film was nominated at the Venice Film Festival and the BAFTA Awards, both in 2014; and director Torill Kove, winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2007, who is nominated this year for a film coproduced by the National Film Board of Canada. I would also like to congratulate Robert Bridson, a Canadian film professional, who has been awarded an Oscar for outstanding technical achievement.These nominations are an honour, not simply for their recipients, but for the Canadian film industry as a whole. Our country is a hothouse of incredible creative talents, who are increasingly making a mark at festivals, markets and movie theatres around the world….”
-Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada on the success of Canadian talents during this morning’s announcement.
"I would never be as presumptuous as to think that I had an Oscar movie, but I was very aware of the curse of sequels and the disappointing nature of them in general. So from the outset we were trying to tell a story that actually takes place at a completely different time period and rite of passage in our main character's life."
-Dean DeBlois, nominee for Best Animated Feature, How to Train Your Dragon 2
But I think the best reaction shot comes from Best Animated Short nominee Torill Kove (Me and My Moulton, which you can watch in full here):