“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. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary recognition.”
– Leonardo DiCaprio
“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. 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.”
-Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
“Despite the fact of what I do for a living, I am having difficulty finding the words to express how honored I am to be nominated. Martin Scorsese is the reason I wanted to become a screenwriter in the first place; having my name is included with his on this list is more than I could ever have hoped for. I’m equally thrilled for Leo, Jonah, and our entire cast and crew who’ve been honored with a best picture nomination for their incredible work.”
– Terence Winter, screenwriter, The Wolf of Wall Street
I just heard the news regarding the Oscar nomination for the special visual effects for Gravity and I am over the moon. We are up against some tough competition this year but I am keeping my fingers crossed. Gravity was one of those once in a lifetime movies and I am so happy to have been a part of it. Alfonso is an amazing director and I am thrilled he has been nominated as well for Best Picture, Directing and Editing! I would also like to congratulate my fellow nominees on Gravity, amazing work!
- Neil Corbould /GRAVITY SFX Oscar Nomination
I am truly honored and humbled by the Academy’s recognition of the incredible feat that is THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. Making this film with Marty, Leo, Terry, Jonah and the rest of our superb cast and crew was a privilege.”
- Emma Tillinger Koskoff, producer
Receiving this nomination from the Academy is an incredible honor. I could not be more proud of our directors-Chris Renaud and Pyer Coffin, my fellow producer Janet Healy, our nominated songwriter Pharrell Williams and each and every member of the Illumination team in Los Angeles and Paris. It is their work that is celebrated by this recognition.
- Chris Meledandri, producer, Despicable Me 2
Frozen’s journey has gone beyond our wildest dreams. We thank the Academy for this honor and look forward to celebrating the nominations with our crew at Disney Animation today.”
- Chris Buck (director), Jennifer Lee (director), Peter Del Vecho (producer), Nominees, Best Animated Feature Film – FROZEN
“Pinch us…! We couldn’t be prouder to see our song ‘Let it Go’ receive an Oscar nomination. It’s a reflection of all the effort that went into the song from the dozens if not hundreds of people at Disney Animation who added their talents to it. We hope the song and its message of empowerment continue to spread. We are so grateful to the Academy, to our directors and producers, to Idina Menzel, and to the people all over the world who are listening (and sometimes belting along) to the music of FROZEN. Sing out!”
- Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Nominees, Best Original Song – “LET IT GO” from FROZEN
“Thank you Academy for this incredible recognition. These nominations are not just about single achievements, but rather the collective effort of hundreds of dedicated artists who made this dream a reality. On behalf of everyone involved with ‘Gravity’ I want to express our deepest gratitude to the industry, the exhibitors and the public for embracing this film so passionately. A special thank you to our friends and collaborators at Warner Bros. for staying on board this journey for more than four years.”
“I am particularly moved by Sandy’s nomination. She is the heartbeat of our film. She immersed herself in the part. And I thank her for her grace, her trust and her dedication to finding the truth of this character.”
- Alfonso Cuarón, triple nominee – nominated this year in the Directing, Best Picture as a producer with David Heyman and Film Editing with Mark Sanger.
“I had already felt overwhelmingly blessed to have had the creative ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity that I did on ‘Gravity.’ The life experience I garnered on this journey is something for which I will forever be grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Academy for including all of us amongst nominees that have left us in awe with their work this year.”
- Sandra Bullock, Best Actress nominee, Gravity
“I and my colleagues are deeply honored that the Academy has chosen to nominate THE WIND RISES, my last film, for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. It is indeed a privilege for all of us who worked on the film to see it get this acclaim from so far away.
I am, personally, very gratified to receive such an honor, and wish to express my sincere gratitude to the members of the Academy and thank everyone who has made the film such a success.
I hope that many people will see the film after it opens in North American theaters soon.”
- Hayao Miyazaki
“What an honor that Stephen Prouty got nominated for best makeup and hairstyling for Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa. Am I as stunned as everyone else we didn’t get the nod for best picture? Well of course, duh, but I won’t let that take away from my happiness for Steve, Tony Gardner, and our whole makeup team. Wahoo!”
- Johnny Knoxville, Bad Grandpa
I am so happy for our film that Julia and I have been nominated. 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.
- Meryl Streep, Best Actress nominee, August: Osage County
“First of all, I want to congratulate all of the nominees from all of the films. We are all blessed to be in this business, telling stories. In American Hustle, we tried to create characters and a world that the audience would find romantic and moving and real. I am so thrilled for my partners – my actors, my producers, Eric Singer, and the craftspeople from the film – who were honored today. They gave it their all; they poured their passion into the movie and I am truly thankful to them.”
- David O. Russell (Writer/Director, American Hustle)
Please find the following statement from Martin Scorsese on behalf of his Academy Award nominations for Achievement in Directing.
“It’s a great honor to receive this nomination from the Academy. I had a great team on The Wolf of Wall Street, and we all worked together to give the picture the special energy that it needed. I could never have done it without them, and I think of this nomination as a way of recognizing the whole group and what they achieved.”
- Martin Scorsese, Best Director nominee, The Wolf of Wall Street
“We knew that we were taking a risk with The Wolf of Wall Street – by telling the story of Jordan Belfort and Stratton-Oakmont. I’m so pleased to see the picture recognized by the Academy, along with all the hard work, by so many talented people, that it took to bring it to the screen.”
- Martin Scorsese, Best Picture nominee, The Wolf of Wall Street