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The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, with The Revenant leading the pack with 12 nominations and Mad Max: Fury Road with 10. Here’s how the nominees reacted:

Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman, nominated for Original Screenplay for Straight Outta Compton:

“We are humbled by this honor and are excited to be able to continue the discussion of not only NWA’s legacy but also the larger conversation of civil rights in America. Thank you to our talented collaborators – we are thrilled to share in this success with you.”

 Alejandro G. Inarritu, nominated for Best Director for The Revenant:
“I am in London and just heard the good news! We gave it our all on this film and this appreciation from the Academy means a lot to me and my colleagues who made it possible. Champagne and Mezcal will run tonight!”
Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor in The Revenant, in a statement: 
“Making The Revenant was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life. None of this would have been possible without Alejandro’s talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience.”
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Lady Gaga, nominated for Best Original Song, “‘Til It Happens to You,” from The Hunting Ground:

Brie Larson, nominated for Best Actress for Room, to E! Online:

“I thought, ‘Holy s—t!’. It’s that mixed with a total flat line. It was a very physical day, a lot of climbing. I just climbed mountains all day today in the hot Australian sun so I was just exhausted. So I was tired so I thought this is the perfect way to do it while your body is just really exhausted and you’re kind of relaxed about it. I didn’t realize how strong my reaction would be. My whole body was shaking. I started crying. It really was when they gave [Lenny Abrahamson] a best director nomination that I really lost it. He’s so deserving of it. So well deserved and so exciting to see.”

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And Good Morning America

“I’m shaking right now. I’m really confused. It’s the highest form of flattery in my field. The nominations mean so much because it comes from your peers, it comes from fellow actors. I was home-schooled and I never really felt like I was part of any group. To be included with people that I respected so much since I was a kid is just absolutely incredible.”

Jennifer Lawrence, nominated for Best Actress in Joy, in a statement: 

I am beyond grateful and humbled by this nomination. I feel incredibly honored to be recognized among the other amazing women in this category. Joy is an incredibly inspiring story about an ordinary woman who does extraordinary things. For me, working with David O. Russell has been nothing short of extraordinary, and I share this nomination with him as well as our incredible supporting cast. I could not be more proud to be a part of this film and thankful to the producers and Fox for their unyielding support.”

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Adam McKay, nominated for Best Director for The Big Short, to Good Morning America

“It’s obviously a very important story that affected everyone all around the world. Fortunately, they went with my vision of it. Man, oh man … it’s an incredible ensemble.”

Saoirse Ronan, nominated for Best Actress for Brooklyn, to Good Morning America:

I was asleep and my mom ran in and she was crying and so it was either good news or bad news and it was great news. I’m going to start crying now, but to get Best Actress and to get Best Picture means the absolute world to us.”

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Mark Rylance, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Bridge of Spies, in a statement: 

“I cannot separate my work in the film from the work of my friend Tom Hanks. Every thought, every look, every expression you are celebrating in my portrayal of Rudolph Abel, I found them all in the thoughtful generous presence of Tom Hanks beside me, or behind the camera, yet still with me 100%, every take, every moment. Of course you would witness none of it without Steven, nor are any of the choices of what you witness mine.”

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US