The Academy Award nominations are out! And in anticipation of the Feb. 9, 2020 show, lots of celebs have spoken out about the honor of being nominated. See what they all said, starting with Martin Scorsese "I'm honored that our work on The Irishman has been honored by the Academy with these nominations. We put all of ourselves into this picture, a true labor of love, and to be recognized in this way means a great deal to all of us." –Martin Scorsese, who was nominated for Best Director.
"Making BOMBSHELL is one of the great highlights of my career. I wish that the story in this film never needed to be told, but I am so proud of the entire team on this film for telling it with such grace, sensitivity, and humanity. Thank you to my fellow producers, our incredible director Jay Roach and our brilliant screenwriter Charles Randolph, and a multi-talented group of actors and artists who gave 100% of themselves and their craft in making this film. I feel really lucky and blessed to do what I do and work with the people I get to work with, and I am ever thankful to the Academy." —Charlize Theron, who was nominated for Best Actress.
"To receive two Oscar nominations for a film paying tribute to Harriet Tubman, a person whose heart and spirit are the embodiment of courage, makes this morning's news beyond anything I could have ever imagined. This is more than a dream come true. When I got the opportunity to play this incredible woman, I felt truly honored that Kasi and our producers saw fit to have me play the part; being asked to co-write and perform the song in the film was the icing on an already wonderful cake. I continue to feel overwhelmed with gratitude today to the Academy for recognizing my performance and our song 'Stand Up'." –Cynthia Erivo, who was nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song.
"holy crap" –Rian Johnson, who was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for "Knives Out."
"Glad to see American Factory's Oscar nod for Best Documentary. It's the kind of story we don't see often enough and it's exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground. Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!" –Barack and Michelle Obama, who were nominated for Best Documentary feature for "American Factory."
"Congratulations, @warren_diane on your 11th Oscar Nomination for Best Song! Thank you, @devonfranklin for putting us together and making dreams come true! And a HUGE thank you to @theacademy for this incredible honor! @breakthroughmovie #imstandingwithyou." –Chrissy Metz, who was nominated for Best Original Song for "I'm Standing With You."
"I feel honored and humbled to have been nominated by my fellow actors. The Academy's encouragement helped ignite and sustain my career and I am incredibly grateful for that support. I'd like to also congratulate my fellow nominees for being recognized for their inspiring performances that have enriched our art form." —Joaquin Phoenix, who was nominated for Best Actor for "Joker."
"!!! I'm just so thrilled that our Little Women has been recognized by the Academy. Greta made something so special that I'm just thankful to have been a part of, let alone nominated for. Thank you to my academy peers for loving and appreciating this film that is so close to my heart." –Saoirse Ronan, who was nominated for Best Actress for "Little Women."
"It's a lovely feeling to know that not only is my work being liked, but that it's being recognized. And 2020 is so far a great year!" –Florence Pugh, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Little Women."
"It is such an honor to be acknowledged by one's peers in this extraordinary way. I am so proud of the brilliant writing, directing and the magnificent cast of Marriage Story. I thank the Academy for this profound moment today." –Laura Dern, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Marriage Story."
"I'm honored to be included with the caliber of actors such as Anthony Hopkins, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and Brad Pitt. It will be a grand night." —Tom Hanks, who was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."
"I couldn't be more thrilled. This movie was a labour of love for many people – myself included – so to see it recognised in this way is very moving for all of us. I would like to thank the Academy on behalf of my fellow producers, and on behalf of every single person who put their heart and soul into this film. Thank you." –Sam Mendes, who was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for "1917."
"Thank you to the Academy for this wonderful recognition. I am very proud of this film and it was truly an honor to work with the legendary Clint Eastwood on bringing the truth of Richard Jewell to light, along with the incredible Paul, Sam, Olivia, Jon, Nina, Ian and Niko. My hope is that this film brings the justice and peace Richard and Bobi Jewell deserve by shining a light on their story and his heroism." –Kathy Bates, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Richard Jewell."
"I am brimming with happiness — thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you (that's six!) to the Academy. This film of Little Women has been over thirty years in the making, from the very first time Louisa May Alcott and Jo March reached across time and space and made me believe I could be a writer and creator. Every single person who worked on this film poured their heart and soul into it, and we are all so grateful to the Academy for recognizing the collective effort. I am so personally proud of each person who worked on the film, and I am bursting with joy for all of them. I have to say a few names loudly, because I am just so deeply thrilled for them — my filmmaking partner/wizard/genius Saoirse Ronan, you are my inspiration and my honesty and my co-captain, always, my baby girl superstar Florence Pugh, the Marmee of our dreams Laura Dern (woot! Marriage Story!), our gorgeously talented and ridiculously intelligent Emma Watson, the bright shining soul and life force Eliza Scanlen, our Queen Meryl, the quiet strength and world-class craft of Jayne Houdyshell, and the fifth March sister and all around prince Timothee Chalamet. The men who, as Louisa says, possess "chivalry worth having," Chris Cooper, Tracy Letts, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, and Louis Garrel. The costumes of Jacqueline Durran, the sets of Jess Gonchor, and the music of Alexandre Desplat — they gave me such incredible gifts and each frame of the movie is filled with their skill and work and care. Amy Pascal, I have no words big enough but you know what is in my heart. Everyone at Sony and Columbia Pictures especially to Tom Rothman, my favorite sparring partner and tireless champion. Writing and directing this film was an honor and sharing it with audiences has been the most sincerely heart-warming journey. I hope our Little Women does for another generation of girls and women what it did for me: lights a fire to write your book, make your movie, sing your verse. From all of us Little Women and Men, thank you to the Academy." –Greta Gerwig, who was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
"I was riding my Vespa in Paris when I heard the news! Writing music for such an iconic novel was a challenge but the beauty, the taste, the energy and the modernity Greta Gerwig brought as a director is that of a very special talent. We had a beautiful and special artistic collaboration. I also want to thank Amy Pascal, Suzana Peric and Solrey for their many talents in the making of the music. I am very grateful to the Academy for this nomination, I am proud to be a part of this film and to see it recognized this morning." –Alexandre Desplat, who was nominated for Best Original Score for "Little Women."
"I'm so incredibly thrilled for Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Lawrence Sher, Mark Bridges, Jeff Groth, Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing their talent and contribution. Todd Phillips is a visionary and I couldn't be happier for him. I'm truly honored to be a part of Joker." —Bradley Cooper, who was nominated as a producer for "Joker."
"Joker began as an idea, an experiment really — could we take an "indie approach" to a studio film by inverting it into a character study to reflect the world around us? Explore what we're seeing and feeling in society, from the lack of empathy to the effects of the absence of love. I am deeply honored by the overwhelming recognition of the Academy this morning, and I want to thank the genius that is Joaquin Phoenix, and all my incredible collaborators. We are beyond humbled that our peers in the filmmaking community have embraced the film and its message." –Todd Phillips, who was nominated for Best Director for "Joker."
"I'm honored and incredibly grateful to represent the people who made Marriage Story, and to be included among a list of actors I greatly admire! Thank you very much to Noah and to the cast and crew and, of course, to the Academy for this opportunity." –Adam Driver, who was nominated for Best Actor for "Marriage Story."
"I would like to thank The Academy for my nomination for Best Actor for my work in Pain and Glory. It is an honor to share the nomination with my fellow actors, they did an amazing job. The bar is very high and I'm very thankful to be in the run for the Oscars. I would like to congratulate Pedro Almodóvar and the Pain and Glory team for the International Feature Film nomination for the amazing work they did. I would also like to thank Sony Pictures Classic for their support and effort to get here." —Antonio Banderas, who was nominated for Best Actor for "Pain and Glory."
"Thank you to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is a great honor to be nominated. #TheAcademy #Oscars #TheTwoPopes #Netflix" –Anthony Hopkins, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "The Two Popes."
"Thanks to the Academy for their recognition of our film FORD v FERRARI. Producers Jenno, Peter & I are thrilled to be nominated among such moving & unique films & grateful to our brilliant team of artists who brought our characters & their adventures on & off the track, to life." — James Mangold, who was nominated for Best Director.
" I am genuinely blown away by this nomination for 'I'm Standing With You' from Breakthrough. I feel that the message of the song is so timely, and Chrissy Metz's performance of it is so powerful and moving. I am extremely grateful to the Academy for this recognition." –Diane Warren, who was nominated for Best Original Song.
"I'm honored and deeply grateful for this recognition from the Academy for my performance in The Irishman." –Al Pacino, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "The Irishman."
"I didn't expect to be quite as emotional as I was when I heard the news. To be acknowledged by your peers is just the best thing. I am so grateful to them. I am thrilled too for my fellow Pope Anthony Hopkins. We had such a good time together. We both thrived on Anthony McCarten's superb script and the inspirational direction of Fernando Meirelles. Huge thanks for the support of Netflix, Tracey Seaward and everyone who worked on the production of this very special film." –Jonathan Pryce, who was nominated for Best Actor.
"Bringing The Irishman to the screen was a twelve-year saga which I wanted to make with my friends and work again with Marty, Joe and Al – It was a story that Jane, Emma, Marty and I wanted to tell. It's great that the picture has been embraced by audiences and is now getting this recognition from the Academy. I'm very happy for everyone involved in the film." –Robert De Niro, who was nominated as a producer for "The Irishman."
"Working with Noah Baumbach and Taika Waititi, respectively, has given me such deep artistic satisfaction; 'Marriage Story' and 'Jo Jo Rabbit' are two great highlights of my career. I am deeply humbled by the Academy's recognition of my work which would not have been possible without the support of the incredibly gifted actors and writer/directors that I've been so fortunate to collaborate with." —Scarlett Johansson, who was nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
"I'm honored but as usual I'm humbled into speechlessness. I'm grateful to the Academy, our cast and crew and extend my sincere congratulations to the rest of the nominees." –Joe Pesci, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
"Thank you very much to the Academy for this incredible honor. This Rocketman journey has been one of the highlights of my life and I'm grateful to be sharing this honor with my longtime friend and collaborator, Elton. We have personally and professionally supported each other for decades, and my goal in writing these lyrics was to honor his legacy, strength, and perseverance as both an icon and compassionate friend. To think that what started as a chance encounter over 5 decades ago in a London diner would take us both on the journey of a lifetime is beyond even my imagination. I'm humbled and deeply grateful for this prestigious recognition of our work together." –Bernie Taupin, who was nominated for Best Original Song.
"I'm humbled by our six nominations this morning. Thank you to the Academy for embracing JOJO RABBIT and its message. My congratulations and thanks go to the entire cast and crew." –Taika Waititi, who was nominate for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
"Oh wow, I am so excited by and grateful to the Academy for recognizing Parasite with six nominations! I share this with our amazing actors, department heads, crew and production companies. This is a wonderful day for me, and I stand on the shoulders of the great filmmakers who have inspired me – from all over the world – and remind us that cinema is about our shared humanity and a universal language. I am truly honored and moved by this acknowledgement." –Bong Joon-ho, who was nominated for Best Picture.