The Oscar nominations were announced early this morning. Check out statements from this year’s Oscar nominees. We’ll be updating this post throughout the day:
Meryl Streep’s official statement regarding her 20th Oscar nomination for her performance as Lead Actress in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS.
“Thank you to the Academy for this wonderful recognition and for honoring August Wilson’s brilliant words. I am just lucky to have been entrusted with this project and to have the chance to work with the amazing Viola Davis and the rest of my talented cast and crew.” Denzel Washington – Fences – Best Actor in a Leading Role
“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you Denzel for being at the helm!” Viola Davis – Fences- Best Actress in a Supporting Role
“I want to thank the Academy for acknowledging ARRIVAL. It means so much to all of us. However, it is a little bittersweet. Amy Adams is the soul of ‘Arrival,’ so I’m profoundly sad she did not get a nomination this morning.” Denis Villeneuve -Arrival – Best Director
I am so honored by the Academy’s recognition for “Jackie”, and congratulate Mica and Madeline on their well-deserved nominations. I couldn’t be happier to share this moment with our incredible Director Pablo Larrain and the entire cast and crew who worked so hard on this film. I am also humbled to join Isabelle, Meryl, Ruth and Emma – all incredibly accomplished women I admire very much. Jackie Kennedy was a study in strength, compassion, resilience and integrity and she provided hope for our country at a time when it needed it most. It was one of life’s great honors to be able to portray her on film.” – Natalie Portman, Best Actress Nominee, JACKIE
““I’d like to thank the Academy for this humbling recognition. I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to contribute in some small way to both Moonlight and Hidden Figures. I’d also like to congratulate my friends, colleagues and cast mates who have been acknowledged through the nominations of both of these films. The most one can ask for in this work is to have a presence in projects that entertain and yet still hold a space to educate, inform and uplift. And for that, I am truly grateful.” – Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor Nominee, MOONLIGHT
“When I wrote the Lion screenplay, I set out to move people – to shift their emotional center. I wasn’t entirely certain if, or how much, I might succeed. But I hoped. So it was deeply gratifying and humbling to learn at our screenings – one person, one comment at a time – that I’d had some success in the matter. But the pleasantly surreal news of an Oscar nomination that I woke to this morning added a sweet note of delight: the thought that Lion might have moved peers and colleagues who had done such great work they had earned a place in the Academy. It is a terrific boost to be thought of in such a positive light by a group of people you look up to and admire.I think of the film as an anthem to the persistence of love. I didn’t consciously set out to write a film that would spark wider conversations about the ethics of adoption or the worldwide scourge of child sex trafficking. But I am so very grateful it seems to be doing that, too.” — Luke Davies – Lion – Best Adapted Screenplay
“Arrival was a labor of love from beginning to end. We are so proud of this film, anchored by the magnificent performance of Amy Adams. It was a special project to us and on behalf of the entire cast and crew we are deeply appreciative of this acknowledgment by the Academy.” Shawn Levy, Dan Levine – 21 Laps/Producers – Arrival
“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.” Emma Stone – La La Land – Best Actress In a Leading Role
“Hello, and a grateful ’Thank you, Academy!’ from Sweden, where we are currently promoting ‘Moana.’ We’re beyond honored and excited – for the film, for all of our colleagues at Disney Animation, and also for Lin-Manuel and his nomination for ‘How Far I’ll Go,’ which perfectly captured ‘Moana’s’ spirit of adventure and exploration. ”
– John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer- Moana – Best Animated Feature
“The honor is beyond imagination. I’m so proud to be part of this adventure. I would like to thank the Academy for recognizing this team and this movie. Thank you Denis, I love you!” Patrice Vermette – Best Production Design – Arrival
“I’m delighted that our animated feature film “The Red Turtle” has been nominated by the members of the Academy! It’s fantastic! What an amazing honor for all of us who worked on the film with so much dedication and so much passion.” Michael Dudok de Wit DIRECTOR OF THE RED TURTLE – Best Animated Feature
“Moonlight” is touching many hearts at a time when people are seeking compassion and connection in the world. I am incredibly grateful to the Academy for recognizing my part of this story as well as my fellow “Moonlight” family. It has truly been an honor to share Barry Jenkins’ and Tarell McCraney’s beautiful journey.” – Naomie Harris – Moonlight – Best Supporting Actress
“I am truly humbled by the news this morning, and I thank the Academy for this recognition, which I share with my co-collaborators Jeff Nichols and Joel Edgerton. It has been such an honor to have been given the opportunity to tell the incredible story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who serve as an inspiration that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. The Lovings fought quietly yet tirelessly, and changed the course of American legal history. Today, to be among such extraordinary women – my fellow nominees, my peers with films this year, and the legendary performers whose work of years past has long inspired me…this means a great deal to me.” – Ruth Negga, Academy Award nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Loving
“I am infinitely grateful to the Academy, it is a tremendous joy and honor for me.
This film means so much to me and, with this nomination, (director) Paul Verhoeven is also rewarded.
I would like to sincerely thank our French producer Saïd Ben Saïd. I am also so grateful to Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and the great, great team from Sony Pictures Classics who supported the film and my work with such confidence from the beginning.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…” Isabelle Huppert – Best Actress in a Leading Role – Elle
“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.” Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge – Best Picture
I am speechless, and humbled. Working on this film, and writing CANT STOP THE FEELING! with Max Martin and Johan Schuster was such an amazing creative process. Thank you so much to the Academy for this nomination. What an honor to be among these talented nominees. – Justin Timberlake – Best Original Song
“We want to thank the Academy for honoring the hard work and passion that each and every artist put into Zootopia – the film, and its message of unity in a complex world, has been recognized in ways we couldn’t have possibly imagined.” Directors Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Producer Clark Spencer – Best Animated Feature- ZOOTOPIA
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.”Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic – Best Actor In a Leading Role
“I was watching my kids grow, learn and take brave steps in the journey of growing up when the idea for ‘Piper’ came to me. Since bringing it out into the world, I have realized ‘Piper’ is very much like a child to me, and I’ve watched with awe as it has been embraced by audiences worldwide. Now, to be recognized with a nomination is truly humbling. To the Academy, and all those that have helped shepherd Piper along her way, I am truly thankful.” – Alan Barillaro, Director – Piper – Best Animated Short
“From the first moment we read this script, getting it made and supporting our filmmaker became our mission. We were determined to make sure that this remarkable and inspiring story remained ‘hidden’ no more. We remain in awe of the talent involved in realizing this film, and we hope it continues to inspire moviegoers, including young people everywhere. We are thankful to the Academy and congratulate our partners at Fox and fellow producers on this prestigious nomination.” Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping – Hidden Figures Producers – Best Picture
“When the Suskind family allowed me into their lives to make Life, Animated, I knew I was going to be telling a rich, deeply moving story about a family who never gave up on their son, but I never expected to gain such insight into how each of us has the power to define a life of meaning and worth, how everyone has something to offer and no one should ever be left behind.” Roger Ross Williams – Director/Producer – Life Animated
“Life, Animated has a deep bond at its core, a connection forged between two people who felt discarded by society – an African American filmmaker and an Autistic young man. Together they discovered deeper truths about life by embracing the unique gifts that each person has to offer and in this way came to discover what it really means to be human.” Julie Goldman – Producer – Life,Animated
“Congratulations to Andrew, all of our filmmakers and especially Mel for bringing this true story about love, family, and most of all forgiveness. Thank you to the team at Lionsgate for helping share the incredible journey of Desmond’s life. This film is what our country needs right now to unite Americans to stand up for what is right and not give in to hate and discrimination.”- Brian Oliver, producer of HACKSAW RIDGE
” It takes a village and this morning I was moved beyond words by the love that was shown by the Academy to so many of the wonderful people in our Moonlight village. I’m in Amsterdam at the moment, sharing Chiron’s story a continent away with people of a different culture. That’s what the spirit of these nominations signals to me: an affirmation that film has the power to erode barriers and reveal what makes us all human. ” Best Director – Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
“This nomination is a massive honor and will always mean the world to me. My name may be on that list, but its shared with so many supportive people who worked so hard to make Moonlight. We were led by a director, wizard, poet, my hero, and best friend Barry Jenkins. Barry and I have been collaborating for 15 years and his partnership continues to give me inspiration on a daily basis. It’s that trust that was felt from all departments, especially our passionate and brilliant producers, notably my wife Adele Romanski for never letting us compromise and having not only the strength to support all of us but also the creativity and intelligence to guide us. Also need to share some love with the city of Miami for its beauty, energy and spirit that inspired us to create an authentically moving experience that is too powerful to look away from. Last but certainly not least I share this moment with A24 who has been a light in the dark, a group of people who never let us feel alone, who trusted us and supported us every second of the way. Thank you to the Academy for this nomination, it will be something I will always cherish.” Best Cinematography, James Laxton – Moonlight
So happy and honored that the world we built for Passengers has been nominated by the Academy. Congratulations to all my fellow design nominees.”
-Guy Hendrix Dyas, Oscar nominee, Best Production Design, Passengers
“There are goals and there are dreams — this is obviously the latter. It is an extreme honor for this film to be recognized by the Academy. It is also a testament to the artistry of David Mackenzie, Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, my partner-in-crime Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham and the rest of the tremendous cast. I offer my deepest gratitude to Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn, Sidney Kimmel, Neil Meyer, Jenny Wood, Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank, and everyone at CBS Films, Oddlot and Lionsgate. I also want to give a special thank you to my friend and mentor, Peter Berg, as well as to Tobias Schleisser, the first to believe in this story.” Taylor Sheridan, writer of HELL OR HIGH WATER and nominee for Best Original Screenplay
“We are humbled and grateful this morning for this fantastic honour. It’s so wonderful that the Academy has connected with LION, a film about hope, and one which portrays the best aspects of humanity. It is so exciting to see so many people who have worked so incredibly hard on this film nominated, and to be able to bring the true story of Saroo and his families to an international audience.” Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder – LION
“The Academy nomination for HIDDEN FIGURES is a tribute to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, the subjects of our film. These inspiring women lived their lives with grace and intelligence and humor in spite of adversity. Thanks to the Academy for celebrating their triumphs with the Best Picture nomination. They are an inspiration to us all.” Donna Gigliotti – Hidden Figures – Best Picture
“Woke up this morning in beautiful Solano 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” – Jeff Bridges- Hell or High Water- Best Supporting Actor
“We’re profoundly humbled and honored by the Academy’s recognition of HELL OR HIGH WATER. To be nominated for Best Picture alongside such incredible films this year is the highest complement to all of us who worked on this film. It was put together and made with passion, “never-say-die” dedication, and literal grit, and the fact that it has resonated so strongly with not only audiences, but our peers, is beyond gratifying. We also want to congratulate Jeff Bridges, Taylor Sheridan, and Jake Roberts on their well-deserved nominations and recognize David Mackenzie’s stunning direction. Thank you to our brilliant cast and fellow filmmakers, especially Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment for believing in this film and making it happen, and CBS Films and Lionsgate for their support, guidance, and doing an incredible job getting the film out into the world.” – Julie Yorn & Carla Hacken, producers, nominee for Best Picture
“I’m completely blown away and very honoured. I first worked with David Mackenzie 18 years ago editing a short film in a small room in Glasgow. It’s been a great journey but I never dared to dream that it would lead here. Aside from myself, I’m thrilled that the film has been recognized in this way. It was a modest production but we all gave everything because we loved the script and believed in what it was trying to say, so it’s a very satisfying result. Just amazing. Thank you to the Academy!” – Jake Roberts, – Best Film Editing
“It is a source of great happiness to me to be selected as a candidate for the Oscars for a third time. Having been previously nominated for my film, A SEPARATION, in the Best Original Screenplay and Foreign Language Film categories, I am overwhelmed and honored by the Academy’s recognition of my newest film. I wish to thank all my crew who so warmly accompanied my efforts to make THE SALESMAN over the course of the last year. What I have strived for in my filmmaking has always been to create a sense of empathy toward my characters. Empathy meaning understanding the conditions and situations of other human beings who very much resemble us.”
Asghar Farhadi, writer/director- The Salesman – Best Foreign Language Film
“I am thrilled and honored for this recognition of our film. It´s an amazing year for World Cinema. And you never know what to expect in terms of awards. So it´s truly a great honour being nominated amongst such a powerful line-up in the foreign language category. Unfortunately this small local story feels more global and more relevant than ever.”
Martin Zandvliet – Land Of Mine – Best Foreign Language Film
“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.” – Michael Shannon – Best Supporting Actor Nominee – Nocturnal Animals
“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.” – Michelle Williams – Best Supporting Actress nominee – Manchester By The Sea
“I’m grateful and joyful to be nominated for I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. All of our partners and the entire team are joining me to thank the Academy members who participated in the vote of this incredibly humbling nomination. We could not have made the film without the love and patience of the James Baldwin Estate, in particular, Gloria Karefa-Smart, James Baldwin’s sister. I want to congratulate the other nominees who have made amazing films, most of whom are dear friends. Thank you.” – Raoul Peck -I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO- Best Documentary Feature
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive a nomination for The White Helmets. This was a very hard film to make, but one we feel compelled to share with the world. We are continually humbled by the ongoing dedication of the White Helmet volunteers risking their lives to save others and today is a day to celebrate their heroism. Since the film was made, the number of lives saved by White Helmets has risen to over 75,000 and the number of their own who have been killed is now tragically more than 150. In spite of the loss, their tenacity and bravery keeps us believing theirs is a story of hope. Thank you so much to the Academy for recognizing our film, and congratulations to all our fellow nominees.” Orlando von Einsiedel and Producer Joanna Natasegara. – The White Helmet- Best Documentary Short
“I’m of course overjoyed for the entire filmmaking team and for our amazing friends at Netflix, but mostly I’m awed at what this nomination means for the people who courageously opened their lives to me — it is validation of the highest order that their stories will be seen and shared and will impact the lives of many others. This is ultimately a film about human empathy, and I hope this nomination brings special focus to empathy in a time when it is more needed than ever.” Director and Producer Dan Krauss – Extremis – Best Documentary Short
“I’m over the moon! An Academy Award nomination is an extraordinary and cherished gift. Two nominations is more than anyone could hope for. Every filmmaker dreams of a moment like this. But the truth is, I already lived my dream by making this film. Movies have always given me great joy. They enriched my life. They inspired me to dream. That’s the kind of film our team at LAIKA sought to make with KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS. A film is a slice of a hundred souls. In this case many more. An incredible, immense community of artists gave ceaselessly and selflessly to breathe life into this story. I’m so thankful for their talents and efforts and so proud of what we’ve done together. I’m profoundly grateful to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who somehow saw fit to include us among the finest storytellers in film. It is a tremendous honor to stand alongside them.” – Travis Knight, Academy Award nominee as director and producer – KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS- Best Animated Feature Film
“As much as Kubo and the Two Strings is an homage to Japanese culture and to woodblock artists including Kiyoshi Saito, it is also a tribute to special effects pioneers Ray Harryhausen, Willis O’Brien, Jim Danforth, and the many innovative FX artists who tell stories using in-camera effects, puppets, and human hands. We’re thrilled for the artists at LAIKA who put years into realizing Kubo. For all of us at the studio, being recognized alongside such distinguished and talented members of the VFX community is truly an honor.” – Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean & Brad Schiff- – Achievement in Visual Effects – Kubo And The Two Strings -Best Animated Feature Film
“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.” – Kenneth Lonergan, writer and director – Manchester By The Sea – Best Original Screenplay/ Best Director
“Thank you to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—thank you so much for this honor. I spent a good chunk of my childhood memorizing Billy Crystal’s musical Oscar monologues, so this is insane. Seeing The Little Mermaid changed my life at 9-years-old, so to work with its directors Ron Clements and John Musker on Moana has been a dream come true. I share this humbling honor with them, my Moana songwriting partners Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, and the entire Disney family. Congratulations to all this morning’s incredible nominees. And future congratulations to the kids watching the telecast this year, singing along with their favorite songs, performing epic private concerts for the mirror with a comb or a toothbrush microphone. You’re next.” -Lin-Manuel Miranda – Moana – Best Orginal Song
“I am overjoyed that August’s work is being recognized, and that millions of people are getting the chance to see FENCES! I feel he would be incredibly proud of the love and care that everyone involved, especially Denzel, invested to make this film possible.” Constanza Romero Wilson- Fences – Best Adapted Screenplay
“On behalf of Myself, Richie Alonzo, and a supremely talented crew of artisans and technicians with whom I share this recognition, I would like to express my deepest heartfelt appreciation to the Academy for this incredible honor. Star Trek marked its fiftieth anniversary in 2016, and as an homage to all of those filmmakers that came before, we took the opportunity to create over fifty unique and individual alien races for Star Trek Beyond, a challenge that had never been attempted before and was only made possible through the steadfast support of Paramount, J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, and Skydance, and the day to day collaborations with Justin Lin, Jeffery Chernov, Lindsey Weber, Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Ron Ames and Helen Pollak.” Joel Harlow – Best Make Up and hairstyling – Star Trek Beyond
“LION is the company’s 26th Best Picture Nomination in 28 years, and it is just as exciting as the first. I couldn’t be more proud of the entire team: the brilliant producers, the actors and the entire group who all worked incredibly hard to make this film. The most important part of this is the effect that Lion is having on social issues around the world. UNICEF said it best, “Lion is an anthem of hope, love and acceptance”. That means more to me than anything.” Harvey Weinstein reacts to Lion’s nominations.
“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!” Nicole Kidman – Lion – Best Actress In A Supporting Role
I’m so honored. This is a moment where I should be the most eloquent as a writer and yet I’m struggling to put this into words. To even share a list with such extraordinary screenwriters is inspiring in its own right. Thank you to the Academy! -Eric Heisserer – Arrival -Best Adapted Screenplay,
“I am so humbled and grateful for the nominations for LA LA LAND. It’s been a tremendous year for films and I’m deeply honored to be in such amazing company with my fellow nominees, along with my phenomenal producers – Fred, Jordan and Marc. I am thrilled that the Academy is celebrating the work of Emma and Ryan, who brought these characters to life with such humanity and depth, and also the work of my college roommate Justin who created the beautiful music. As a filmmaker, you are only as strong as the team around you and so to share this moment and recognition with my brilliant team — Tom, Linus, Mary, Benj, Justin, David, Sandy, Milly, Ai–Ling, Andy and Steve — the people that worked so hard and tirelessly and collaborated so creatively, is more than I could ask for. And finally, I want to thank Lionsgate for their unwavering support.” Damien Chazelle – Best Director – La La Land
I’m thrilled skinny to be nominated alongside so many members of the Arrival team this morning – it’s a huge rush. It was an unusual project that was made with total passion – it’s been beyond our dreams to see how our little baby has thrived. -Joe Walker -Best Editing- Arrival
“I was at my home in Berkeley when I heard the news.
My sister who lives in Barcelona, Spain was watching live and woke me up / called me
It’s an incredible honor! I’m truly thankful to the the Academy because it recognises that the refugee crisis is the most important story of the year. Even this moment, families with young children make the deadly journey to Europe as they flee war in their home countries. The nomination echoes the message of “4.1 Miles” that we all need each other and we are all interconnected. We live in historical times and this is an important message to remind our selves of.
I’m truly thankful to Orlando Bagwell, Jon Else, Dan Krauss, Pete Nicks, Spencer Nakasako, everyone at UC Berkeley Graduate school of journalism, Minette Nelson and David Eckles at the Filmmaker Fund and of course Kathleen Lingo and the the NYT Op-Docs team.” Daphne Matziaraki director – 4.1 MILES – Best Documentary Short
RAPHAELA NEIHAUSEN producer -Joe’s Violin- nominated for Best Documentary Short
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU HEARD?
We were in director Kahane Cooperman’s living room, the same place we were when we decided to work on this film together.
HOW DID YOU HEAR?
We were watching Good Morning America on the couch, with our kids.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
Everything! This is a dream I never even dared to dream.
Since I was a tiny kid, I remember staying up late to watch the Oscars – this was one of the most exciting nights of the year for my whole family. I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that I get to participate in that experience live this year.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE WILL COME OF THIS NOMINATION?
I hope this movie reminds us how simple it is to have a positive impact on a stranger’s life, even through a small act. I also hope it reinforces the importance of music education and the ability of music to connect people across culture, age and even time.
I also hope this nomination brings greater awareness to the vital organizations it features, including the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, WQXR Instrument Drive and Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.”
“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA was a labor of love for everyone involved, and for us to be honored by the Academy in this way is more than icing on the cake — it’s more cake on the cake. It’s especially wonderful to see Kenny, Casey, Lucas and Michelle get the recognition they deserve. But at bottom, these honors belong to everyone on the MANCHESTER team. I feel so proud and privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such a passionate and talented group of people in bringing this deeply human story to the screen.” – Kimberly Steward – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
”This is amazing! I am in total disbelief. It is such an honor to be nominated, and it is even more special because it is my first film since graduating from The National Film School of Denmark” – Director Aske Bang – Silent Night- live action nominated short
”It is such an honor to be nominated by the Academy again. We always choose films that we feel have something special at heart. This film by Aske really touched us, so it is amazing that this story is also recognized by the Academy “ – Producer Kim Magnusson – Silent Night- live action nominated short
This is beyond exciting and I am so happy to have been honored with this nomination. A Man Called Ove is a simple story that contains the basic human elements of love, community and a certain level of decency. Elements that feel very relevant these days. There is a surprising love affair in the film and now I think we can also speak of a budding love affair between the film and the american audience. I am looking forward to introducing a man named Ove to a man named Oscar! Hannes Holm- A Man Named Ove – Best Foreign Language Film
“I could not be more grateful and humbled than I am right now. This was such a difficult film to make and had to overcome so many obstacles to get this far, that the nominations by themselves are an achievement. I am so happy and proud of Mel and Andrew, without whom Hacksaw Ridge would never have reached this level of accomplishment. I take the Best Picture nomination as a sign of respect for our great cast, the dedicated crew, and the amazing and talented department heads. I believe that so many people on the film were worthy of recognition, but am pleased that John Gilbert, Kevin O’Connell, Rob MacKenzie, Andy Wright, and Peter Grace were all singled out for recognition. But the best thing about all the nominations is it brings attention to one of the greatest heroes I’ve ever come across: Desmond Doss, who is even more relevant today than his times.” Bill Mechanic, Producer – Hacksaw Ridge – Best Picture
“My thanks to the Academy for amplifying the injustices of mass criminalization and mass incarceration that we chronicle in 13TH. Now more than ever, it is important to educate ourselves, explore our shared history and elevate our awareness about matters of human dignity. It’s an honor be included in a category with such fine documentarians and to be nominated in a year that truly embraces and celebrates inclusion within our creative community.” – Ava DuVernay 13th – Best Documenatary Feature
“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.” Ryan Gosling – Best Actor in a Leading Role – La La Land
“I continue to feel proud of the world wide team of artists and coders that made PEARL a reality. Thanks especially to the pirates of Google ATAP for rallying behind our little labor of love and thanks to the Academy for this morning’s recognition!” — Patrick Osborne, Director of “Pearl”
“We are humbled by the number of nominations the film received this morning and honored to be included among so many incredible films. Making LA LA LAND was a dream come true and we’re thrilled that Damien Chazelle’s singular vision has been recognized.” Marc Platt, Fred Berger , Jordan Horowitz – Producers – La La Land
“We are incredibly honored by this morning’s nomination of our PEARL. PEARL is dedicated for all parents and those that create beauty and possibility out of everyday life. Thanks to the Academy and the heart and spirit behind Google Spotlight Stories and our global crew that made it possible.” — David Eisenmann, Producer of “Pearl”
“Damien and I have known each other since we were eighteen, and since then have been dreaming about ways that film and music could work together. Damien inspires everybody around him, and this movie he has created is the best opportunity I could have asked for to express myself musically. It’s an incredible honor to receive three Oscar nominations. The song nominations are of course shared with our extraordinary lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who were thrilling to collaborate with and have become great friends in the process.” Justin Hurwitz – Best Original Score – La La Land
“”My joy is limitless!!! I want to dance and sing and shout and hug everyone right now. I’m so overwhelmed with emotions! I feel extremely grateful to be able to do what I love with the people I love. I’m so happy that the passion we put into LA FEMME ET LE TGV is recognized. Making this film with beautiful Jane Birkin giving an outstanding performance has been a dream come true, and now with an oscar nomination, I feel like I’m in a fairy tale all over again. And no matter what happens now, I’ll be living happily ever after. Here’s to the ones who dream!” Timo von Gunten, director of “La Femme et le TGV” Best Live Action Short
I am deeply grateful to the Academy. It is so meaningful for TONI ERDMANN because this nomination allows us to reach a much wider audience. Thank you very much for giving Toni Erdmann such a big honor. I cannot tell you how proud I am and how incredible this feels ! It was a very long journey to make this film, we all never thought anything like this could happen. Thank you for making me such a fortunate filmmaker! – Maren Ade – Director- Toni Erdmann
“It was truly an honor to be part of this documentary and celebrate James Foley’s heroic spirit and selfless compassion. James was the ultimate journalist who gave his life to ensure that the unedited truth was reported to the world. We are extremely grateful to the Academy for this nomination and hope the attention brings more people to this important film.” – J. Ralph & Sting
“WOW!!!! I’m so proud to represent SULLY, and am so beholden to my incredible team of fx editors and sound mixers for the awesome feat of three nom’s in
a row! CONGRAT’S to all. Very proud,” Alan Robert Murray. Sound Editing- Sully