Jennifer Lawrence, Best Supporting Actress nominee for American Hustle, released a statement saying, “"Thank you so much to the Academy for this nomination and for all of the nominations for the film. It's very exciting! Congratulations to my fellow nominees, it's an honor to be nominated in the company of these four actresses who I admire and are so incredibly talented."
Leonardo DiCaprio took to Twitter, in addition to releasing a statement to acknowledge his honor at being nominated for Best Actor for The Wolf of Wall Street.
"I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty, Jonah, Terry as well as this entire cast and crew. The Wolf of Wall Street has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career," DiCaprio said. "Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary recognition."
He then tweeted, “Congrats to my fellow nominees, @JonahHill, Marty, Terry Winter and #WolfWallStreet family for #Oscar noms.”
Amy Adams was part of two nominated films -- she scored a Best Actress nod for her work on American Hustle, but also was a part of Best Picture nominee, Her. "I'm very honored to be nominated alongside such inspiring actresses. Congratulations to the cast and crew of American Hustle and Her, two films that I'm incredibly proud to be a part of."
DiCaprio’s co-star Hill was clearly surprised by his nomination, as were many pundits -- although it was richly deserved.
"I am in complete and total shock. I honestly was not expecting this, on a level you can't even imagine. Again, I'm clearly in shock. I didn't have a plan for celebrating today because I truly did not expect any of this! But I am going to the Critics' Choice Awards and will be great to see everyone from the film there tonight,” Hill said. “Truly, this is shocking."
Dallas Buyers Club dual nominees, Best Actor nominee Matthew McConaughey, and Best Supporting Actor nominee Jared Leto, each released statements as well.
“I am honored and grateful for this nomination. I love working in an industry and craft that inspires me daily and allows me to tell stories that translate humanities and move people. I share this with the entire Dallas Buyers Club family of filmmakers, cast, and crew -- and the real-life Ron Woodroofs and Rayons who continue to fight and live with dignity,” McConaughey said. “Thank you.”
Leto reflected McConaughey’s joy and the intense honor that an Academy Award nomination brings. “I am absolutely blown away by this incredible nomination. I never in my life thought I would have the opportunity to even write these words. Thank you so much to all my fellow AMPAS acting branch members for this honor. Today you not only honor me but also all those around the world living with AIDS and all those we have lost to this disease. Thank you for recognizing them and recognizing their struggle through Dallas Buyers Club,” Leto said.
“This was a fascinating story told by a group of incredibly passionate and committed filmmakers who wanted to create something special and shine a light on a unique and important story. I'm proud to be a part of this celebration and so very grateful to you all. A huge congratulations to Matthew McConaughey, Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter, Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack, Jean-Marc Vallée, Martin Pensa, Adruitha Lee, and Robin Mathews.”
Judi Dench, nominee for Philomena, who also scored a Best Picture nod, was her ever elegant self. “This is just the loveliest news,” Dench said. “I’m so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been.”
In her statement, Best Supporting Actress nominee Julia Roberts appreciates the recognition her nod brings to her film August: Osage County. “This was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and the recognition from it is an absolutely thrilling bonus. I simply could not be more excited right now,” Roberts said.
Fellow nominee for Best Actress, Meryl Streep, reflected Roberts’ joy with the film itself being honored with their acting nods. “I am so happy for our film that Julia and I have been nominated,” Street said.
“We are both so proud of August: Osage County. This honor from the Academy, for which we are truly grateful, will help bring attention to our film from audiences across the country, which is thrilling.”
And lastly, we close out with an actor who has scored his second Oscar nomination in a row for work on a David O. Russell film, Bradley Cooper -- who scored his nod for his work on American Hustle. “This is so special and surreal and I’m truly honored. The nominations by the Academy for my fellow cast members, David and the film are a true tribute to David O. Russell, our mentor,” Cooper said. “I feel very lucky and humbled today.”