"What a morning"! For most of us, it's just Tuesday, Jan. 24. But for a select group of Hollywood folks, it's the day they were nominated for an Academy Award. For some, it's their first (maybe only) time to be nominated. Others (lookin' at you, 20-time nominee Meryl Streep) have been here many times before. But it's always pretty cool, and the stars shared their excitement in statements, tweets, GIFs, and other quotes (via Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter).
Naomie Harris, nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for "Moonlight," earned top mention with this simple, adorkable reaction tweet:
Mood 😂 pic.twitter.com/zeSNQxHre4— Naomie Harris (@NaomieHarris) January 24, 2017
Emma Stone, Best Actress nominee, "La La Land":
"What a morning. I am so grateful for this honor and I'm so happy to share this feeling with my La La Land family. The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie. I'm also overjoyed that the movie has connected with audiences in the way it has, and that it's hopefully bringing a kick in their step to those who watch it. This is beyond any of our wildest imaginings and we can't wait to celebrate together."
Viggo Mortensen Best Actor nominee, "Captain Fantastic":
"I'm thrilled that CAPTAIN FANTASTIC has been included among this year's Academy nominees! Our movie has heart and brains. It entertains, inspires, and encourages honest communication in equal measures. I'm extremely proud to represent Matt Ross' extraordinary story. It is one of the finest collective efforts I've ever been a part of. YES WE CAN! I wish my mother, who loved movies and taught me about them, was still here to enjoy this moment."
Ryan Gosling, Best Actor nominee, "La La Land":
"I'm very grateful to the Academy for recognizing my work in La La Land. It was a true collaboration, so to see everyone else's wonderful work on the film acknowledged so generously makes it even more special."
Octavia Spencer, Best Supporting Actress nominee, "Hidden Figures":
Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actor nominee, "Lion":
"I just talked to my mum in London and she is screaming and crying and people are looking into her office to see what's wrong," Patel, who is currently filming in Mumbai, told The Hollywood Reporter. "These nominations only mean we will get more butts in the seats for a movie that talks about something that is very important — those lost children on the streets of India."
Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress nominee, "Fences":
"Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you Denzel for being at the helm!"
Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actress nominee, Manchester by the Sea":
"Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition. Making this film was incredibly rewarding and none of it would have been possible without the guidance from our fearless leader, Kenneth Lonergan. I am thrilled to share this nomination with Kenny, Casey, Lucas and the rest of the cast, producers and crew. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. It is truly an honor to be included among such amazing women in this category."
Michael Shannon, Best Supporting Actor nominee, "Nocturnal Animals":
"I am thrilled! Loved making this film. I would work with Tom anytime, anywhere. Jake and Aaron and Karl made it easy for me. Nice to get some good news in the midst of all the carnage, so to speak."
Mel Gibson, Best Director nominee, "Hacksaw Ridge":
"What could be more exciting than listening to the nominations being announced while holding my newborn son! This is a truly wonderful honor. I'm especially happy for Andrew Garfield, our producers Bill Mechanic and David Permut, our editor John Gilbert and our incredible sound teams. The Academy's recognition of our film is a testament to every single person who worked on Hacksaw Ridge, and to every soldier who made the sacrifices they made to fight for their country, including Desmond Doss."
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Best Original Song nominee, "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana":
If the "Hamilton" creator wins, he'll be the youngest EGOT [Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner ever. He celebrated with a bunch of tweets:
😳— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 24, 2017
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😭😭😭😭🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 https://t.co/1EMhk8gp0Q— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 24, 2017
I'm sorry I'm not saying more things reporters are calling me like a lot— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 24, 2017
This morning my son smelled my head and said— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 24, 2017
"Daddy wash hair! Great work!" So yes, a bit of a day thank you https://t.co/fncDPRsElB
Miranda also reacted to the win by telling THR: "It's so crazy, dude! I'm an Academy Awards dork. I'd cry at the Chuck Workman montages. I'd wait for them to shout out to Bill Conti when he was conducting. I'd memorize Billy Crystal's monologues that he used to write with Marc Shaiman, who I'm working on with Mary Poppins Returns right now, so to get to go to that party is really a great thrill."
Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actress nominee, "Lion":
"I want to thank the Academy for all of the acknowledgements you have given this heartfelt film. But, most importantly, I want to thank the Brierley family for putting themselves in such a vulnerable place and sharing their story with the world. And thanks to Garth Davis for putting his heart and soul into all of us. Woo Hoo!"
Kenneth Lonergan, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay nominee, "Manchester by the Sea":
"I'm really overwhelmed. Thank you, Academy members. Thank you and congratulations, wonderful, wonderful cast, producers and crew. It's such an honor to be counted alongside our fellow nominees and all the really extraordinary movies that came out this year. We tried to make a movie about people standing by each other no matter what; thank you to everyone who let us try, and to everyone out there trying to tell the truth about what it is to be a human being."
Jeff Bridges, Best Supporting Actor nominee, "Hell or High Water":
"Woke up this morning in beautiful Solana Beach after playing a cool gig at the Belly Up with my band the Abiders to find out I've been nominated for my performance in 'Hell or High Water.' What a thrill, especially for a movie that is so close to my heart. I really dug playing with Gil, Chris and Ben and being directed by the talented David Mackenzie. And such a GREAT script from Taylor. Woo Hoo! Thanks Academy."
Meryl Streep: Entertainment Weekly said that, when they reached out for comment on Meryl Streep's Best Actress nod for "Florence Foster Jenkins" -- her 20th nomination -- her rep just sent back this GIF:
Here's the full list of nominees. The Oscars will be handed out in a live ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.
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