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Ben Affleck
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Here’s a round-up of some reactions to the Oscar nominations announced bright and early this morning by host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone. Also check out Paula Schwartz’ expert commentary on the snubs and shockers.

Best Picture
“We would like to thank the Academy for acknowledging Argo in this extraordinary way. This is a great tribute to everyone who worked on the film — from our incredible cast to our tremendous crew. We are honored to have made a film that tells the story of these unsung heroes, and it’s so terrific that it’s getting this kind of recognition.”– producers Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
“Never in a million years would I have imagined this! It was a long, long time ago that we began, and weren’t even thinking about stuff like this, not only to be nominated, but to have four nominations, we’re just freaking out over here. This film has been one moment of joy after another. We made this film so far outside of the normal system of making films, we weren’t backed by a major studio, but made it with Cinereach, a nonprofit that is changing the world with movies they’re putting out. We said, We want to make a movie with a 6-year-old who’s never acted before … that’s the miracle of the movie. We are also so proud that Quvenzhané Wallis is taking us into the history books [as the youngest nominee for Best Actress].” — producer Michael Gottwald

Django Unchained
“The controversy surrounding our film has created a dialogue about something that hasn’t been talked about in a long time. It’s an interesting dialogue and if you go online, you’ll read that one person loves Django Unchained and another one has a problem with it. Instead of everyone going out and getting grilled up and getting crazy, they’re talking about it. That’s what is most important … This was an incredibly challenging movie for everyone. We worked very hard shooting and editing to get it out for our release date, and we’re happy that everybody was able to see the movie in time.” — producer Pilar Savone

Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook
“I am blown away! I can’t say thank you enough to the Academy for their support of our films. We have a tremendous group of actors and filmmakers who we had the pleasure of working with this year and I am so happy that their achievements are being recognized.” — Harvey Weinstein

Samantha Barks as Eponine in Les Miserables
Samantha Barks as Eponine in Les MIserables

Les Miserables
“What a wonderful year for movies when nine films with this kind of diversity get acknowledged for the industry’s highest honor. I am so proud that Les Miserables joins them and that the Academy noted the magnificent work from Hugh, Annie, our legendary song writers and the superlative crafts experts whose work made our film what it was.” — director Tom Hooper

“This was one of the hardest films we’ve done. It’s a genre that’s challenging by its very nature — people aren’t used to going to see a musical in a movie theater. Also, no one has ever done a live musical from beginning to end with no prerecorded music. We also had to make sure that in adapting Les Miserables, we didn’t alienate fans, and having the original team of Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbie Kretzmer and Cameron Mackintosh, we were able to keep all the original DNA intact. Then, shooting a film with an appetite of 100 million for 60 million was an interesting challenge. I do feel sad for Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow and Tom Hooper, they did a stunning job all three of them and it’s a shame they weren’t nominated. You have to respect the vote, but it is a shame.” — Working Title’s Eric Fellner

“I am proud and thrilled to be nominated for Les Mis and grateful to the team of people who made this film possible who are amongst the most talented in the world. To get to work with visionary director, Tom Hooper, Working Title and the original team who created this beloved musical, has been an incredible honor. For it to be my first movie as producer in my own right is the stuff of dreams. I am still pinching myself.” — producer Debra Hayward

Life of Pi PosterLife Of Pi
“This has been a 10-year life-changing experience for me. Over 2600 crew members representing 23 different countries have contributed to the making of this movie. Hopefully, these nominations help to honor all their very hard work. It truly takes a village. I am forever grateful.” — producer Gil Netter

“I am honored to be included with Ang Lee and Gil Netter as this year’s nominee for Best Picture. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing all the talented people, in front and behind the camera, that contributed to Life Of Pi‘s multiple nominations. A special thank you to Tom Rothman and Elizabeth Gabler and everyone at Fox for having the incredible courage, vision and tenacity in making Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. It’s an exciting day… when the journey of faith of a small Indian boy lost at sea … is celebrated. Thank you, Ang, for making a film ‘we can all believe in.’” — producer David Womark

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a diverse range of films recognized by the Academy. And it’s been equally gratifying to see how audiences throughout the world have embraced these pictures. We congratulate all involved for their magnificent work and well-deserved accolades.” — 20th Century Fox Film president Jim Gianopulos, whose company also co-produced Lincoln

“This nomination is really special, because I have been working with Steven Spielberg in excess of 30 years. Not only do I get to go through this experience with him, but every single person that’s been nominated for this film in each category are people I’ve worked with for years. For all of us to get recognized is really gratifying. What’s wonderful about Lincoln is that it’s a reflection of the political process and it’s not an attempt to show which political party is better, rather recognize the scene of the political process. Nowadays, ‘Politician’ has become a bad word, and politicians should be lauded because our political process works. You can see that the process is working. (In Lincoln) you recognize what the founding principles are behind this political process and how it defines us and how we get things done or shouldn’t get things done. That’s why politicians on either side, Democrats and Republicans, are going to see themselves in this — by talking to one another, stepping across the party lines and identifying what’s good for the country; that’s why they’re engaged in what this movie is about.” — producer Kathleen Kennedy

Silver Linings Playbook
“What’s special about this nomination is that it’s been (achieved) in a nail-biting year. It’s been an amazing year and that’s what makes this race more exciting. So many of the different guild votes go in one direction or the other. We believed with American Beauty and Milk we would get a number of nominations, but this year it was less clear. (In regards to losing the DGA nom), there are different voting constituencies. DGA is comprised of all these different members in jobs around the world, while the Academy is a much smaller voting group in the directors’ branch. They rarely match and we kept giving ourselves these statistics.” — producer Bruce Cohen

Zero Dark Thirty
“Thank you to the Academy for these incredible honors. And thank you to the writers who have honored me today with their generosity and to the Academy for the Best Picture nomination. None of us would be so honored today without the genius and remarkable talent of Kathryn Bigelow, and to her we are forever grateful.” — producer Mark Boal, also nominated for Original Screenplay

Bradley Cooper and Chris Tucker of Silver Linings Playbook | Brad Balfour
Bradley Cooper and Chris Tucker of Silver Linings Playbook | Brad Balfour

Lead Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
“To be a part of this group of actors who have put forth incredible performances this year, and for the movie to be recognized by the Academy the way it has been this morning with nominations for Bob, Jen, Jacki and David O!!!. It’s a moment I’ll cherish and never forget.” — Cooper

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
“I hadn’t planned to listen live to the announcements, but when I got into the car this morning to go to work, the driver had the nominations streaming as they were being broadcast. To be honest, it’s very exciting but all a bit surreal, and it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. This is a brilliant awards year that has been defined by an eclectic list of stories that have been told by incredibly talented and courageous filmmakers, and it’s an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as the other nominees in the Best Actor category. Having hosted the show, I have seen so many different sides of the Oscars, but to be an actual nominee is something I never would have dreamed possible.” — Jackman

Denzel Washington, Flight
Flight was one of the most challenging roles I’ve ever had in my career, and it was an honor to be directed by Robert Zemeckis. It’s always nice to be asked back to the show, and it will be fun to share the evening with our nominated screenwriter John Gatins.” — Washington

Lead Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
“I’m on cloud nine. It’s incredible. I always wanted to be an actress since I was 7 and I didn’t go the fast route. I studied a lot in college, did a lot of TV guest spots and then finally got a  break in films. My films were delayed and not coming out. Now, I receive two Oscar nominations in a row and I can’t believe this is my life. I’m shocked I even get paid for it. (In regard to the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty), Kathryn Bigelow said something beautiful at the New York Critics that ‘Depiction doesn’t mean endorsement’…I found that really strong. When a filmmaker makes a film and doesn’t say if the outcome is right or wrong, they merely present what they discovered by looking at our history and saying, ‘This is where I’ve been,’ that for me is a brave filmmaker. I’ve now been recognized in two films that have been powerful for women and I’m like wow — that’s something to talk about.” — Chastain

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
“I’m so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film.” — Jennifer Lawrence

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
“I am truly happy, touched, and honored to receive, today in New York, a nomination for the role of Anne in Amour by Michael Haneke. For me, it is an immense gift, at this stage of my life, to be chosen by my sisters and brothers, for what I do as an actress. I never thought, while working throughout the years in Europe and France, that one day, I would cross the Atlantic Ocean, come to the United States, and be nominated. It is quite surreal for me. Shooting Amourwith Michael Haneke was a complete joy for me, as I felt an absolute trust in him and we were in complete synch. Michael is the very music of his own film.” — Riva

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
“Everyone who made Beasts happen is so happy! Thank you to all you Oscar folks, from me, my mom and my dad. I am so happy for Benh and Lucy and the gang in Louisiana. Meeting all these great new people is one of the best parts for me. I want to thank my family, friends, fans and everyone so much. Beast it!” — Wallis

Michael Haneke, Amour
“I am very happy and gratified by the Oscar nominations that Amour has received today, and that the voting members of the Academy have taken the film so strongly to their hearts. It is fulfilling to discover that a film has found the audience and critical acclaim that Amour has garnered. I have been very fortunate on both those fronts, but it is especially rewarding to discover that a film has found favor among one’s industry peers who know, in particular, the effort that goes into getting a film — any film –- made. I am also especially happy for all the people who made Amour with me. It is a joyous occasion for us all. Many thanks.” — Haneke

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
“This was my first feature film and the only way that we got this film made was to charge ahead and believe in destiny and believe that somehow things would all work out. We’ve never been the type of filmmakers who will wait around years for someone to come along and finance things. We just put everything we had into it and moved forward. I’m feeling unbelievably grateful to all the people who’ve championed this film and took the time to look at movie with no stars and barely a budget, and somehow I’m now on the same stage with some of the greatest filmmakers of all time.” — Zeitlin, also nominated for co-writing the adapted screenplay

Ang Lee, Life Of Pi
“I am deeply honored and frankly a little overwhelmed by all of the nominations that Life Of Pi has received this morning. So many talented people gave everything they had to this film, both in front of and behind the camera, and to see all of them receive this kind of recognition is something I am incredibly grateful for.” — Lee

lincoln movieSteven Spielberg, Lincoln
“Every time a nomination like this happens, it’s like starting over again. I have no perspective of what has happened before (in my career Oscar-wise). I feel grateful, the fact that Lincoln was nominated 12 times. There are so many great films this year that have been critically acclaimed and audiences have put their stamp of approval on, they’re so different from one to the next and it shows an incredible amount of bravery that indie and movie studios are letting filmmakers be unique in the ways that they tell stories.…The founding fathers wrote the principles that our film argues; principles which the Civil War put in grave jeopardy. Breaking the idea of the democratic union; the crisis of the country being split in half and a single individual taking the counsel of his cabinet and his family, and people like Frederick Douglass finally coming down on the side of justice — this was a a great story. And the man behind the story is the most fascinating figure on the political landscape and has been a historical figure I’ve been fascinated with since childhood.” — Spielberg

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
“There are many ways to answer (why this nomination) is so special to me. This is a film I’ve been trying to make for five years and it’s very personal to me and my family. And for (Silver Linings Playbook) to find audiences, this will help it. Oscars make cinema live with bigger audiences, that’s why it matters. The heart and the emotion of this film will reach people and that’s the biggest reason. The Fighterinspired me to do better work. All four of my actors got nominated this time around, which is what I wanted last time. I always want my actors to get what they deserve. Life sometimes isn’t fair and I’m very grateful that my four actors are getting recognized….There are a lot of different films this year and I’m very respectful of the other films. Every organization is different; BAFTA is different, there are many things that are different. I didn’t give up believing in this film even after the DGA nominations. I believe in our film’s emotional life.” — Russell, also nominated for Adapted Screenplay

Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
“I am of course very excited about the nomination this morning. Ben Affleck is an amazing director, and I am so happy that Argo was recognized in seven categories!” — Arkin

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
“I am very pleased that the Academy has chosen to honor the many individuals who were a part of ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ ” — De Niro

Sally Field at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2013
Sally Field at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln
“This film, this project, this character means a tremendous amount to me without the recognition of the Academy. Lincoln will always be close to my heart. It’s been the most important time of my career and my life. So, now that we receive all this recognition, I honestly — I’m twirling and overwhelmed. I’m kind of dumbfounded and am really sort of just shaking my head. Part of me can’t believe, I got the role yet. I don’t know what the most challenging part of her was. I did all the research, gained all the information about the era and this woman and her marriage to this man. Then there was Tony Kushner’s text after that. Then when you get in the room with Joanna Johnston’s costumes and Rick Carter’s sets, and the soaring brilliance of Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg, I had no concept whether there was a part of Mary that was more difficult. I just stirred it up and flung it out there.” — Field

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
“I’m beside myself with excitement. The last thing I thought was that I was going to be nominated. A friend said to me today, ‘Well, it proves that the first one wasn’t a fluke!’ It was really stimulating, fulfilling experience to work with this caliber of people, right from India’s prominent actor Anupam Kher to Bradley Cooper, who has proved himself to be a versatile actor who can do anything; the beautiful and wonderful Jennifer Lawrence, who is already accomplished; to the God, the Lord of Greenwich Village, Robert De Niro, who I absolutely worship. Working with David O. Russell is extraordinary. It’s essentially the actors branch who nominates you this time around in the Academy, and to get this recognition from your peers, I couldn’t be more thrilled.” — Weaver

Foreign-Language Film
No (Chile)
“This nomination is wonderful for the film! It will help the film get attention and reach many more people around the world. I am so proud and honored by the Academy. This is fantastic and very powerful for my country, NO tells an important story from our history and now more people will know about it. I am also very proud to be part of a new generation of Chilean filmmakers, telling significant stories in innovative ways through film”. — director Pablo Larrain

Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom
“I couldn’t be more pleased to be nominated alongside my co-writer Roman Coppola for our Moonrise Kingdom script which we enjoyed writing very, very much; and I’m extremely grateful to the Academy membership for thinking of us.” — Anderson

“I was in the car with my family when we heard the news — everyone was so excited! It’s a wonderful honor to be nominated among many great films and storytellers. Wes and I are thrilled.” — Coppola

Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio, Argo
“Ben Affleck was recognized by the Academy for his first screenplay, and he’s given me a tremendous gift by making a film in which I could be nominated for mine. We thought of Argo as a movie about the power of fantasy and storytelling, portraying an event in which creative thinking literally changed history. I’m moved that the Academy has recognized the creative thinking of the team that brought our movie to life.” — Terrio

Benh Zeitlin & Lucy Alibar, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
“I am humbled and honored to be mentioned alongside such great writers as Tony Kushner, David Magee, David O. Russell, and Chris Terrio. Benh Zeitlin is my best friend and a dream of a writing partner. It is thrilling that the Academy has recognized the film in so many categories and our journey together continues. This is a wonderful day and I am beyond grateful. Thank you so much.” — Alibar

Tony Kushner, Lincoln
“I’m tremendously honored to be a nominee in the company of so many writers and filmmakers whose work I admire. I’m very grateful to Steven and Kathy, to Daniel, Sally, Tommy Lee and the whole cast, to Rick, Joanna, Janusz, Mike and John and everyone who made Lincoln happen. I’m overwhelmed by the Academy’s response to the film. I heard that I’d been nominated while waiting to take off on a plane from JFK to LAX. James Gandolfini, who’s sitting in front of me, gave me a hug and a kiss, so I’m about as happy as can be.” — Kushner

David Magee, Life Of Pi
“I’m honored that the Academy included me in this year’s nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay for Life Of Pi. 2012 has, to my mind, one of the strongest years for films in recent memory and I couldn’t be happier to be part of this incredible list of writers and screenplays. Everyone on the creative team for Picontributed to making this screenplay possible. I owe the greatest debt to Ang Lee, not just for inviting me along on this journey, but for the creative insight that he provided into every scene and line of dialogue I wrote, and for his gentle insistence that I never settle for ‘good enough.’ In the best of collaborations, it’s easy to lose track of who made which suggestion for a better line or how a scene evolved as the result of a design element, a brilliant reading, or a moving score. They all deserve credit. I couldn’t be happier that so many on our team were recognized with nominations for their work as well, and that Life Of Pi is listed among the nominees for Best Picture.” — Magee

Brave, Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews, director of Brave

Animated Feature
“With Brave, getting that story right and making the audience believe in the characters and their plight, and getting the parent/child relationship to sing and be meaningful and eloquent was the hardest challenge. Also, with getting it to look the way it looks, we didn’t have the current technology in place when we started, so things had to be created along the way. Everyone had to be brave to make Brave. If the award does get into my hands, I’ll be able to take it back to share with the crew. Directors can’t do it alone, and everyone was excellent and passionate, and we were all in this together.” — writer-director Mark Andrews

Frankenweenie is a very personal film for me. The idea of telling a feature-length version was in the back of my mind for many years. Stop Motion was the perfect medium for this project, and one I’ve always loved for its expressiveness and dimensionality. I’ve worked with so many incredible artists: animators, cast members, set builders, and puppet makers, all who have helped bring this film to life one frame at a time. I’m so honored that the Academy has recognized this film as one of its nominees.” — director Tim Burton

“We are overjoyed that our movie has been Oscar-nominated! We made it with the unending support of brilliant producers and an amazing crew at LAIKA, a unique and cutting-edge studio. On behalf of all of them, we are so proud that the enduring craft of stop-motion has been acknowledged by the Academy — and that the individuality of Norman himself is being celebrated.” — co-directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler

“My heartfelt thanks to the Academy for honoring LAIKA and ParaNorman with this nomination. Working with our directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell and my fellow producer Arianne Sutner to bring ParaNorman to audiences worldwide has been the most rewarding experience of my professional life. We’re indebted to Focus Features and Universal Pictures for their advocacy and resolve, to our exceptional cast members for their keenly felt performances, and above all to our unparalleled, extraordinarily talented crew for handcrafting a moving and beautiful work of art.” — LAKIA president and CEO Travis Knight

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
“This is amazing! We tried to do something a little different with The Pirates, in terms of tone and comedy, and it’s just brilliant that the Academy has responded to it in such a wonderful way.” — director Peter Lord

Wreck-It Ralph
“Five in the morning has never looked so good! The Emmys [for Futurama and The Simpsons] have been wonderful to be a part of, but man, this really feels like something special. This is on such a level — to hear my name read, it really got me in a way that’s indescribable. I’m so excited and proud of the work that we did at Disney. The biggest challenge to this film was dealing with so many different video game worlds and it was very important to me that the worlds feel unique to the genre of video games we were representing. Only, a movie wants to congeal into a homogenous look and style, which is normal for any production, so trying to protray these different styles was going against the force of nature, and it took a lot of persistance and a lot of trust in the fantastic crew that the vision was one that was going to work, that we could push against the natural way of things in animated film.” — writer-director Rich Moore

Documentary Feature
The Gatekeepers
“I am deeply honored that the The Gatekeepers was nominated this morning by the Academy. Making this film was an incredible journey and I share this nomination with the entire crew and with Sony Pictures Classics. To be able share the accounts of the Shin Bet that had never been made public before with audiences around the globe is an honor only to be matched by the nomination. On behalf of everyone involved in the film, we share our gratitude to the Academy to be included among the other remarkable documentary nominees.” — director Dror Moreh

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Michael Moore and Rodriguez share a laugh at the Traverse City Film Festival 2012 | Jane Boursaw Photo

Searching For Sugar Man
“It is a true and surrealistic honor to realize Searching For Sugar Man has been nominated for an Oscar. Being from Sweden, the Oscars were like a far-fetched fantasy you heard about growing up as a kid — something only one could dream of. The story of Rodriguez is unlike any I have ever known and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to share his incredible journey with audiences worldwide. Thank you to the Academy, to Sony Pictures Classics, and to all those whose efforts and passions made this possible.” — director Malik Bendjelloul

Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina
“The director of the film I’m currently working on just texted me. We had a $100 bet that I wouldn’t get nominated, but he texted me that he’s $100 richer! I’m over the moon!” — McGarvey

Bob Richardson, Django Unchained
“I feel deeply privileged to be nominated alongside Quentin and the amazing cast and crew of Django Unchained. If you can dream it, you might just accomplish it.” — Richardson

Film Editing
William Goldenberg, Argo
“I am thrilled and honored by the nomination, and proud to be part of the Argoteam. I love working with Ben and am grateful for the opportunity.” — Goldenberg

Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, Silver Linings Playbook
“I am so glad to see all the collaborators on Silver Linings Playbook recognized by the Academy and I am honored to be included.” — Cassidy

“I still can’t quite believe it. I am grateful to David O. Russell for including me on this amazing project and thrilled to be honored alongside Jay Cassidy and the rest of our incredible cast and crew. Excelsior!” — Struthers

Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Argo is a great film for a composer to handle whereby I can handle various types of emotions, playing with suspense, danger and from desperation to relief. All of these moments in Ben Affleck’s film were inspiring to me.” — Desplat

Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
“I am delighted to be nominated, and humbled by being in the company of composers whose work I have admired for so long. For the fourth time, director Joe Wright has inspired me and made sure that I would not miss any of the opportunities that his movie opened up for the music. I feel very grateful towards him.” — Marianelli

Original Song
“Before My Time”, Chasing Ice
“I am in complete awe and humbled by this honor. It is especially meaningful to me as the song is from a documentary film with such a critically important message. Everyone involved with Chasing Ice, The filmmakers, Scarlett, Josh, myself all donated our time and energies to the project. I hope that the nomination will bring more attention to the film, climate change and to the documentary community where I believe some of the most innovative work in cinema is being done. I grew up watching the Oscars with my family and was always inspired by all the films and the scores. It is why I got into music. To see my name this morning being called for Best Original Song is completely surreal.” — J. Ralph (music and lyric)

“Suddenly”, from Les Misérables
“30 years in the making and 3 days in the writing — this is how “Suddenly” came to life 30 years after the original show was created. We wrote this song for the film on a suggestion from Tom Hooper, after he asked us to revisit a specific chapter of Victor Hugo’s novel. In this chapter Jean Valjean discovers an overwhelming feeling of love for the little girl Cosette, whom he rescues as promised to her mother — and this happened to him … “Suddenly.” — Claude-Michel Schonberg (music), Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil (lyric)

“Pi’s Lullaby”, from Life Of Pi
“There’s no other way to put it, this is the biggest honor of my lifetime, it’s a landmark film and an act of daring and courage on the part of Ang Lee — he piloted us to shore. When Ang said he wanted to have a lullaby in the film, I immediately thought of Indian singer Bombay Jayashri [co-writer on “Pi’s Lullaby”]. Hers is the kind of voice I would want my mother to have if I were a little boy in india. I was so excited to call her this morning and let her know the news and that she had to pack her bags and come to the party!” — Mychael Danna (music), who also was nominated for Pi‘s Original Score

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend”, from Ted
“First an Oscar nomination, then I find a basically brand-new queen mattress on my drive home. This is an incredible day.” — Seth MacFarlane (lyric)

Production Design
Anna Karenina PosterAnna Karenina
“Realizing our director Joe Wright’s bold and unique vision for Anna Karenina was a challenge, and ultimately a thrill. To have our work recognized by the AMPAS members is an honor, and a joy. We are proud to accept this nomination on behalf of what was a tremendous crew.” — production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer

Les Miserables
“I think it’s just brilliant to receive this nomination from the Academy, alongside the other production designers, whom I respect so much. Working with Tom Hooper is always amazing. Our art department crews on the film were true craftsmen and artisans. Therefore, I must accept this nomination as much on their behalf as for myself. Working on Les Miserables with our incredible team was a joy I won’t soon forget. I wish my fellow nominees luck! — production designer Eve Stewart

Life Of Pi
“Having worked so long and traveled so far to realize Life Of Pi, it is so gratifying to see the impact the film has had on audiences around the world and with the voting members of the Academy. I am so proud to be part of Ang Lee’s team, to have contributed to his vision.” — production designer David Gropman

Costume Design
Anna Karenina
“I’m very excited! I’m also very pleased that other members of the Anna Kareninagang were nominated since this film was a collaboration.” — Jacqueline Durran

“I’m thrilled and honored to be nominated, it was an extraordinary experience with a remarkable team who are all part of this recognition. It is my first nomination and I’m so happy to be part of this unique body of talent.” — Joanna Johnston

Les Miserables
“I am very proud to be a part of this special film, and am especially happy for all of the recognition it has received. I was supported by a great wardrobe team who worked with such passion. It is amazing to get a nomination for a film we all worked so hard on. Thank you very much. — costume designer Paco Delgado

Mirror Mirror
“Eiko was unique — a true visionary. She designed all aspects of a wardrobe, never taking a shortcut and working tirelessly to make each and every piece stand alone. I hope this deserved nomination not only reminds the world of her whimsical and spectacular work on Mirror Mirror, but they will remember her countless and unforgettable contributions to filmmaking.” — director Tarsem Singh on costume designer Eiko Ishioka, who died in of cancer in January 2012

Animated Short Film
Adam And Dog
“I am very thankful to be nominated! I couldn’t wait to share it with my wonderful crew. I kept reading the list over and over to make sure that it’s really there and I’m not imagining it!” — director Minkyu Lee

“It’s beyond an honor to have Paperman nominated for an Oscar. I can’t thank everyone on the team enough for their passion and hard work in making this dream project a reality.” — director John Kahrs

Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock
Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock

Makeup And Hairstyling
“I am thrilled, proud, excited and grateful for this awesome Oscar nomination for my work on Hitchcock. Yesterday news was such a thrill and an honor to get nominated for BAFTA in my home country where my career began…but to be awarded by my peers in the Academy membership is the ultimate gift. Thank you Academy, thank you Sacha Gervasi for asking me to be part of this terrific film and a big thanks to Fox Searchlight.” — hair department head Martin Samuel

“To have the opportunity to work on a film like Hitchcock, with such an amazing team of filmmakers, has been nothing more than rewarding on every level. And being recognized by my peers and the Academy is always an honor I will cherish forever”. — prosthetic makeup department head Howard Berger

Les Miserables
“First of all I would like to express my gratitude to the Academy for considering our work on Les Miserables to be worthy of nomination for this award. Secondly I would like to pay tribute to everyone in the Hair & Makeup team for all their skill and hard work, without whom it would not have been possible to feel so proud of being involved in such a wonderfully rewarding project. — hair and makeup designer Lisa Westcott

Sound Editing
Django Unchained
“It’s easy to be proud of our battle-hardened post-production team, a familiar talented group of faces assembled by Quentin over a number of years. On their shoulders I stand. Django Unchained is a compilation of emotions, mixed and driven by Quentin’s unique historical perspective.” — sound editor Wylie Stateman

Zero Dark Thirty
“It’s very exciting and perhaps more so a humbling experience to be given this great honor and to be on this short list alongside my very talented peers and colleagues. Thank You to the Academy. A big thank you to my entire crew for their incredible work. Lastly, the biggest thank you to Kathryn Bigelow for entrusting me to work with her on this very special movie. It’s been a privilege.” — sound editor Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing
Les Miserables
“I am extremely grateful to the Academy for considering our work on Les Miserables worthy of a nomination for this award. I would like to thank our tremendous cast for trusting me with their fantastic live vocal performances. I would also like to thank Tom Hooper for his encouragement and support and the whole Les Miserables film crew for their collaboration, professionalism and skill. — production sound mixer Simon Hayes


One response to “Oscar Nom Reactions: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Sally Field & More”

  1. Sarah Rachel Photogr Avatar

    I watch Life of PI and it was so impressive. A movie with such courage and determination. This is one of the movie that will impress people.

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