The Academy Award nominations are out! And in anticipation of the March 4, 2018 show, lots of celebs have spoken out about the honor of being nominated. See what they all said, starting with "The Post" star Meryl Streep. "I am honored beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defense of press freedom, and inclusion of women's voices in the movement of history- Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers. Thank you from a full heart." —Meryl Streep, who was nominated for Best Actress. Keep reading for more stars' reactions…
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"I'm almost speechless — I'm so moved and so grateful that I'm being recognized for the work I've done as a singer and an actress. I'm trying not to cry! Thank you Oscars for your love." –Mary J. Blige, who was nominated for Best Original Song and Best Supporting Actress for "Mudbound."
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"What's the opposite of the Sunken Place?" –Jordan Peele, who was nominated for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture for "Get Out."
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"This nomination is for every single one of us who brought our hearts to this film. I am here, because of the greatness of others. I stand on the shoulders of giants. Guillermo handed me a gift with this role, this film. I am so delighted for us all. To be honored by the acknowledgement of my colleagues of fellow actors, filmmakers, writers, crew members is truly humbling. It is a privilege to tell such stories and to be able to make films that show there is a life beyond the life that people know — one that is not always seen. To be considered in this category alongside these exceptional women is a real honor and gift in itself. Thank you with eternal gratitude dear Academy!" –Sally Hawkins, who was nominated for Best Actress for "The Shape of Water."
"I just got to New York last night. I can't believe it. Two really great things happening on the first day of rehearsals. It's so wonderful to have that kind of recognition for a project that you fell in love with and watched everyone pour their heart and soul into making it. I'll have to do a show and fly in on a red eye or something and then fly right back out. But, you know, champagne problems." –Laurie Meltcalf, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Lady Bird."
"It's dreadful weather, but it's a good morning! Each time it's very different because it's colored by the movie and, for lack of a better word, campaigning, which has developed so much from the first time I was nominated. It's become so sophisticated — much more commentary and analysis, but that's alright. I'm very happy because it's a movie I'm very proud of." –Willem Dafoe, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "The Florida Project."
"This nomination represents the great work of hundreds of people—from STX and our producers to Jessica Chastain and the entire cast and crew. I couldn't ask for a greater gang of people with whom to share this incredible honor." –Aaron Sorkin, who was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Molly's Game."
"I'm thrilled that our film has received seven nominations from the Academy, and that the beautiful work of our editor Jon Gregory, our composer Carter Burwell, my gentle brothers-in-arms Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, and our fearless leader Frances McDormand, have all been recognised so wonderfully. I can't wait to celebrate with them all come March 4th." –Martin McDonagh, who was nominated for Best Director and Best Picture for "Thee Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
"What?? This is beyond the realm of imagination. It means so much that the @TheAcademy deemed #DearBasketball worthy of contention. Thanks to the genius of @GlenKeanePrd & John Williams for taking my poem to this level. It's an honor to be on this team. #OscarNoms" –Kobe Bryant, who was nominated for Best Animated Short for "Dear Basketball."
"Hey Academy Award nominee @emilyvgordon, how's it going?" –Kumail Nanjiani, who was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for "The Big Sick."
"This is fantastic news! I am grateful to the music branch of the Academy for voting for me as well as all the magnificent musicians who performed on the score. I am also thrilled for Miles Dale, for the cast and for the crew with so many nominations. I am so thankful to Guillermo for his humanity and his artistic passion; he truly inspired all of us." –Alexandre Desplat, who was nominated for Best Original Score for "The Shape of Water."
"This is an unbelievable honor and I am beside myself with joy and gratitude. The entire team who made 'Lady Bird' poured their heart and soul into it, and I am so deeply grateful to the Academy for their recognition. I couldn't be prouder of my brilliant women who led the cast, Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, and I am so thrilled that they were nominated for their beautiful performances. I am struggling to find the words to express how much the nomination for best director and best screenplay means to me — in a year where there are so many brilliant films by so many of my heroes of cinema — all I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart." –Great Gerwig, who was nominated for Best Director for "Lady Bird."
"Thank you so much to The Academy for recognizing "This is Me" with a nomination! We are honored to be included in such great company with our fellow nominees. We share this nomination with the amazingly talented creative team behind this movie. A special thanks goes to the singularly talented Keala Settle whose performance of this song elevates it in a way that we could only dream of. And to Hugh Jackman and Michael Gracey, thank you for taking a chance on us four years ago, before we had a film credit to our name, to help you bring your vision to life." –Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who were nominated for Best Original Song for "The Greatest Showman."
"'Baby Driver' isn't in a genre that often gets mentioned for awards, so to say that my amazing team and I are thrilled with our three nominations is a huge understatement. Am so happy the hard work by my crew has been recognized. Oh and also…" –Edgar Wright, who was nominated for Best Film Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing for "Baby Driver."
"I want to sincerely thank the Academy for my nomination for 'ROMAN J. ISRAEL.' I am truly honored to be recognized by the Academy for such a rich character that was beautifully written by Dan Gilroy." —Denzel Washington, who was nominated for Best Actor for "Roman J. Israel, Esq."
"My heart is bursting with pure elation for the cast and crew of 'The Shape Of Water.' Guillermo has given us all a dream job and to be recognized by the Academy is so deeply moving. I am jumping for joy from Park City for all of the nominees this morning! Congratulations everyone." —Octavia Spencer, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "The Shape of Water."
"I'm so excited and thrilled by the nomination and for 'The Shape of Water' team lead by Guillermo the Great. It is rare and humbling to be part of something so special." –Richard Jenkins, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "The Shape of Water."
"Thank you to the Academy and to everyone who helped make 'A Fantastic Woman.' At times like this when there is so much adversity and struggling in the world, I hope we can find in each other's experiences the courage and inspiration to make change. We are honored to represent Chile with this story of love and resilience." –Sebastián Lelio, who was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film for "A Fantastic Woman."
"To have been a part of a film like 'Ladybird' was a true privilege and I am incredibly grateful to the academy for recognizing this wonderful story about the beauty and strength of women. I am especially thrilled to share this moment with our leader and director Greta Gerwig, who, like Ladybird, is an incredible woman and a dear friend." –Saoirse Ronan, who was nominated for Best Actress for "Lady Bird."
"I could not be more excited. It's a dream come true. I was awoken by five friends of mine who flew in from New York to be here for the announcement. I've never been more surprised by them or what's happened this morning. I'm so grateful." —Allison Janney, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "I, Tonya."
"Very stoked to have @Guardians Vol. 2 nominated for an #Oscar. Many thanks to the THOUSANDS of artists from numerous vendors who helped us create this magical world." –James Gunn, who was nominated for Best Visual Effects for "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2."
"THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE. NOTHING LONGER MAKES SENSE ANYMORE. I'm walking around in a daze. I'm so proud of Team Get Out. What a ride. What an experience. What a year. WHAT A TEAM. I'm so happy and proud of King Peele. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing us, wow. This is mental. I don't even understand, nothing makes sense. I cannot believe this, honestly." –Daniel Kaluuya, who was nominated for Best Actor for "Get Out."
"I'm so thrilled that 'Stand Up For Something' from MARSHALL has been recognized by the Academy. To me this song is a call to action in these trying times. It's time to stand up against hate, to stand up for love, to stand up for each other, and to stand up for ourselves." –Diane Warren, who was nominated for Best Original Song for "Marshall."
"On behalf of all those who gave their experience, skill and talent to this film, I am absolutely thrilled that the Academy has nominated THE BREADWINNER for Best Animated Feature Film. At a time when women's voices are coming to the forefront, the story of a young girl using her voice for what she believes in is more relevant than ever. Recognizing stories like Parvana's helps point to the importance of women and girls being heard around the world." –Norah Twomey, who was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film for "The Breadwinner."
"We got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film!!! So proud of this incredible team behind The Square 😘🍾🥂🎉💋🐒🏆" —Elisabeth Moss, who is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film for "The Square."
"Tiffany Haddish can mispronounce my name any way she wants! WOOOOOOO" –Michael Weber, who was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Disaster Artist."
"Firstly, I want to congratulate my fellow nominees, both in the acting categories and across the board. To be in such company is deeply, genuinely, humbling. To have the chance to play an iconic leader like Winston Churchill at this point in my career, was the opportunity of a lifetime and I am so happy that my colleagues and partners on this wonderful film have also been honored with nominations. I am overjoyed to be nominated, and proud to be part of this wonderful thing known as movie making!" –Gary Oldman, who was nominated for Best Actor for "The Darkest Hour."
"Wow, what an incredible morning. I'm a bit in shock. The feeling of gratitude I have at the moment has less to do with individual achievement and more with the appreciation for the artists past honored in this category and all of the nominees of this year. I am in awe of the pedigree of the Academy. I am truly honored. I've been traveling with Armie Hammer the last twelve hours. We land in two hours and we will be back in Italy together for the first time in a year and a half. Tonight we're getting dinner with Luca Guadagnino. Without Luca's true mastery and vision, and without Armie's trust and guidance, without the public arts funding that made my high school education at LaGuardia possible, I wouldn't be in this position. Thank you to those that made this possible, and the Academy, for this recognition." –Timothee Chalamet, who was nominated for Best Actor for "Call Me By Your Name."
"Wow, this is an incredible honor. Thank you so much to the Academy. I am truly humbled and proud to be nominated alongside Willem, Richard, Christopher, and of course Woody. The support for our film has been remarkable and I share this recognition with the entire cast and crew. Thank you to Fox Searchlight for your unwavering support. I have been a working actor for a long time and this really means a lot." –Sam Rockwell, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
"It is a great honor and joy to be here, today with a picture that remains faithful to all my convictions and the images I have loved since infancy. I want to thank the Academy and my professional colleagues for their kind disposition towards "The Shape of Water." I share these nominations with all the young filmmakers in Mexico and Latin America who put their hopes in our craft and the intimate stories of their imagination…" –Guillermo del Toro, who was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for "The Shape of Water."
"I am rather giddy with excitement at the wonderful news and extremely thankful and grateful that the Academy have honoured Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis, JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, Mark Bridges and Jonny Greenwood alongside myself with nominations today. It is also quite a day for my son Alfie Oldman – having both parents nominated in the same year." –Lesley Manville, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Phantom Thread."
"We are thrilled that the Academy has recognized the craft and talent of so many of the incredible people that brought the story of 'Dunkirk' to life. But most of all, this recognition helps us to believe that we have done some justice to honouring all those whose lives were affected by the real life events at Dunkirk." –Christopher Nolan, who was nominated for Best Director for "Dunkirk."
"It was quite unexpected but incredibly gratifying. Everything has happened so quickly of late that I am still a trifled stunned but excited by it all." –Christopher Plummer, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "All The Money In The World."
"I don't know if I can describe how honored and blessed I feel to be nominated for a song that is featured in a film about the great Thurgood Marshall. Collaborating with Diane Warren, whose passion always shines through, and performing this song with Andra Day brings me to the soul of what this song was created to be; a beacon of light in times of darkness. We believe that art can change the world for the better. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing our art." –Common, who was nominated for Best Original Song for "Marshall."