"It's been an absolutely thrilling morning. I was awoken by [my publicist] telling me about our multiple nominations. It's the best wakeup call I've had in 14 years! I'm always surprised by recognition. I'm deeply grateful, and we are so honored by our 12 nominations, especially being in the great company of such amazing films. It's a great list of nine movies and I've seen all of them. I'm looking forward to meeting ["Beasts of the Souther Wild" director] Benh Zeitlin and ["Amour" director] Michael Haneke. Their films and the rest all show such a diversity; such a wide range of risky opportunities. And today their risks have been rewarded." --Steven Spielberg, on being nominated for Best Director for "Lincoln." The movie received the most Oscar nominations this year -- 12 total -- including Best Picture.