The Academy Award nominations are out! And in anticipation of the Feb. 24, 2019 show, lots of celebs have spoken out about the honor of being nominated. See what they all said, starting with "Bohemian Rhapsody" star Rami Malek. "I guess there are words you just don't expect hearing in your life and one is that you've been nominated for an Oscar. It's an emotional moment." –Rami Malek, who was nominated for Best Actor. Keep reading for more stars' reactions…
"Am levitating at this astonishing news. Thank you to @TheAcademy for this nomination in such incredible company. I'm indebted to so many people but most of all @melissamccarthy & Marielle Heller" –Richard E. Grant, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Can you ever forgive me?"
"Wow, wow, wow. The word I keep coming back to is proud. Proud of our cast and crew with all the work we put into this amazing, yet still timely story. I'm grateful to Barry Jenkins for creating this beautiful role out of the great James Baldwin's words. Collaborating with Barry has been a highlight of my career and this recognition is icing on the cake! And thank you to The Academy!"–Regina King, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk"
"Thank you to The Academy for recognizing The Favourite in so many categories. I'm immensely proud to be part of it and to be nominated in the company of such talented women. Congratulations to my incredible fellow actors Emma and Olivia, our brilliant director Yorgos, and to everyone who participated in the making of this extraordinary film. Thank you to Fox Searchlight for their unwavering support and for having the guts to make a film with three complex female protagonists." –Rachel Weisz, who was nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role for "The Favourite"
"Everything to do with this movie has been a total joy! Bjorn Runge is a great director! Jonathan Pryce is an inspired partner. I'm so proud to be in a little film that has such great resonance with so many people. I'm especially proud to have shared the creation of this character with my beloved daughter Annie. So grateful!" –Glenn Close, who was nominated for Best Actress for "The Wife"
"I'd like to thank the Academy for recognizing my work along with the extraordinary performances of my fellow nominees. I was so fortunate to have collaborators in Viggo Mortensen and Peter Farrelly and I'd like to congratulate them on their nominations. Through Dr. Donald Shirley, I had the gift of navigating circumstances as a profound, gifted, complicated genius. A man who had experiences and a combination of qualities that I had yet to see on film. I'm tremendously grateful for the lessons I learned through both his struggles and successes. I sincerely hope Dr. Shirley's music and his unique contribution to our culture continues to be discovered, shared and appreciated."–Mahershala Ali, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "Green Book"
"From the very first casting call to this morning, my ROMA journey has been extraordinary. As a daughter of a domestic worker and an indigenous woman myself, I am proud this movie will help those of us who feel invisible be seen. I am eternally grateful to the Academy for recognizing ROMA and am honored to be part of Alfonso's vision. Congratulations to Alfonso, the entire cast and crew, and my dear friend Marina De Tavira. I am so humbled and honored. Thank You." –Yalitza Aparico, who was nominated for Best Actress for her work in "ROMA"
"Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition. It is an honor to be nominated for a film that I loved making. I am grateful to Adam for writing such rich material and for creating such a wonderful work environment. I also want to congratulate the other nominees, my cast members, the crew and everyone who worked so hard on this film!" —Amy Adams, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Vice"
"Seven #OscarNoms for #BlackPanther, including best picture!! This is our reaction the first time we saw footage from the film and we're feeling this way all over again today! Thank you @TheAcademy! #WakandaForever #Oscars" –Lupita Nyong'o, who was nominated for Best Picture for her work in "Black Panther"
"Working on The Favourite alongside my brilliant friends Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and the whole cast was nothing short of incredible. I was grateful every day and am honored by this nomination. Yorgos created a palace for us all to play in. I am forever indebted to him and the whole team that brought this insane vision to life. Thank you to Fox Searchlight for their invaluable support and thank you to the Academy for recognizing our work." —Emma Stone, who was nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role for "The Favourite"
"I think the thing off the top of my head might be, 'It's about f—— time.' Beyond that, it's really about the work; it's just about the creative process. It's great to be recognized for that, that's really all it's about."–Sam Elliott, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "A Star is Born"
"I'm always overseas when noms come out and I don't watch. Instead my publicist slips notes under my door and I find them when I return. MUCH love from the @BealeStreet family to QUEEN @ReginaKing and my right hand @NicholasBritell on their Oscar Noms!!!" –Barry Jenkins, who was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for "If Beale Street Could Talk"
"Such an honour to be nominated for an Oscar. And it makes it even more special to be nominated as part of this incredible film where the music is so powerful and emotional. Bradley Cooper got right what is nearly impossible in film, to show inside the creative process and make it feel honest and believable. And Lady Gaga empowers that vision in the most beautiful and compelling way." –Mark Ronson, who was nominated for Best Original Song for "Shallow"
"It is an incredible honor to be included amid this group of filmmakers, and I'm so grateful to the Academy. Sharing this very personal film with the world over the last year has been an unforgettable journey. I couldn't have done it without my producers Tanya Seghatchian and Ewa Puszczyska, my luminous star Joanna Kulig, as well the support of Amazon Studios, which brought this film to the US. And a special congratulations to ukasz al, whose brilliant lighting brought the film to life." –Pawel Pawlikowski, who was nominated for Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film for "Cold War"
"Hot damn! I am so truly honored to be recognized by the Academy again this year. 'Vice' is such a special and important film to be a part of and I'm thrilled for Adam, Christian, Amy and Hank, as well as all of the cast and crew." –Sam Rockwell, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "Vice"
"Everyone who worked on this film truly risked putting themselves out there—in the hope that in doing so people will connect and feel something deep and personal—the way films have made me feel since I was a kid,. When I got this opportunity I knew I had to risk it all because I may never get another chance—so to be here today in a place where people who have seen the film are talking about how it makes them feel, something deep—that simple human thing—that we need each other—and the Academy to recognize that this morning—I just am so grateful." —Bradley Cooper, who was nominated for Best Actor for "A Star is Born"
"It's not something I've done in a long time. It was new. We were all in the bed together and we were jumping up and down. It was a good day and my phone is blowing up. He's shooting 'Star Wars' in London, where they stopped production and the first AD assembled the cast and crew to congratulate Adam. Today is filled with love."–Spike Lee, who is nominated for Best Director for his film "BlacKkKlansman"
"I'm so honored with this nomination, thank you to the Academy for this breathtaking recognition. Forever grateful to Afonso Cuarón for trusting me with this beautiful character and thank you to Netflix for making this movie visible throughout the world. I share this with Yalitza and with all of the incredible team that worked on ROMA." –Marina de Tavira, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "ROMA"
"My sincere thanks to the Academy for recognizing our incredible cast and crew, who worked so tirelessly on this movie that spans five decades. I'm just thrilled, flabbergasted and excited!" –Adam McKay, who was nominated for Best Director for "Vice"
"I'm over the moon with this nomination. Playing Vincent Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel's AT ETERNITY'S GATE was a gift. The making was so transforming and my working with Julian was so complete and close that sometimes it felt like we were the same person. I share this honor with him. I'm so proud of this movie and this recognition means the film will have greater visibiilty and be seen by more people, which is a VERY gratifying reward." –Willem Dafoe, who was nominated for Best Actor for "At Eternity's Gate"
"Thank you to the Academy for recognizing ROMA across these categories. Human experience is one in the same, and it's so gratifying that a black and white film about life in Mexico is being celebrated around the world. We are living a great moment in cinema where diversity is embraced by audiences. This kind of visibility pushes our industry forward and creates more opportunity for new voices and perspectives to emerge. It is a testament of how late we're arriving to this moment, in which stories of the invisible among us — the domestic workers and indigenous women — are put at the center of our narratives. I share this with my cast, crew, producers, and most importantly, with my family and Mexico." –Alfonso Cuaron, who was nominated for Best Director for "ROMA"
"I would like to thank The Academy for honoring The Favourite so generously today. Having felt a bit like an outsider looking in, I am truly humbled about this morning's nominations. They are a meaningful tribute to every person involved in the making of The Favourite – my talented collaborators and sublime cast, led by Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone." –Yorgos Lanthimos, who was nominated for Best Director for "The Favourite"
"This is an incredible honor. We're grateful to the Academy for recognizing the work of more than 800 artists and filmmakers who came together to tell the extraordinary story of Miles Morales in a groundbreaking way. In the last few months we've heard countless stories about parents whose children looked up at them while watching the film and said ;he looks like me,' or 'they speak Spanish like us,' or 'I want to grow up and be like her.' It's such a simple concept but that is the reason so many people worked so hard — to make a movie that was worthy of Miles and makes everyone feel powerful and seen. Now more than ever, the world needs everyday superheroes and we are counting on everyone."–Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who were nominated for Best Animated feature for their film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
"I am speechless, grateful and honored that the music branch has chosen me for yet another fantastic collaboration with Wes Anderson. Wes is a wonderful artist and composing for his films always challenges me, taking me far from any expectations. Congratulations to Fox Searchlight and to my fellow nominees." –Alexandre Desplat, who was nominated for Best Original Score for "Isle of Dogs"
"I'm so grateful to Chai and Jimmy and the whole team that worked so hard to help capture the experience of free soloing El Cap. The climb was a lifelong dream that I'm excited to be able to share and I hope that it continues to inspire audiences." –Alex Honnold, who is the subject of the Oscar nominated documentary "Free Solo"
"10 Oscar nominations for The Favourite! Amazing news, and so proud to be a part of this film" –Joe Alwyn, who was part of the Best Picture nominated cast of "The Favourite"
"History was made again this morning. 7 #OscarNominations including Best Picture! God is truly amazing. Thank you all for the love and support. Honestly we made this movie out of love and wanted to inspire the world with it. Thank you!" –Letitia Wright, whose was nominated for Best Picture for her work in "Black Panther"
"I'm so excited to have been nominated for I'll Fight from RBG. It is an honor to be able to be a part of this fantastic documentary about our real life Superhero Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is also always great to work with one of the best singers of our time, Jennifer Hudson. It means a lot to me to be recognized by my peers." –Diane Warren, who was nominated for Best Original Song.
"It's surreal to say the least. I'm humbled and thankful to the Academy and feel very privileged to represent this film in a setting such as this; especially with Spike Lee, Barry Brown, and Terence Blanchard. Three people whose past collaborations have been an inspiration in my life. I'm so grateful to the crew, the cast, especially my friend John David Washington, and Spike for giving me the opportunity to be a part of a film that is equal parts joy and primal scream. Getting to work with people you admire and respect is a miracle in and of itself, but when it connects on a larger scale like this it's hard to articulate." –Adam Driver, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor his his work in "BlackkKlansman"