Thursday, January 10, 2013
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro: Oscar Nominee Reactions
Tom Hooper: Director: 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.”
Mychael Danna: Original Score and Original Song: Life of Pi:
"Being nominated today is simply the biggest honor of a lifetime of working in music and film. I'm so proud to have been a part of this landmark movie, an act of daring and courage by our director Ang Lee, and so absolutely thrilled that our team's hard work together is honored in this way by our fellow filmmakers." Mychael Danna who received nominations today for his original score from Life of Pi and the film's original song "Pi’s Lullaby" with music by Mychael Danna and lyrics by Bombay Jayashri. The song is performed by Bombay Jayashri.
Mark Boal: Writer/Producer: 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.”
Debra Hayward: Producer: Les Miserables:
“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.”
Benh Zeitlin: Director/Co-Writer: Beasts of the Southern Wild:
“I feel like my house just crashed on the yellow brick road and everything just turned color. So proud Quvenzhane and Lucy and of my whole ragtag band of warriors. I got to especially thank the members of the Academy for coming out for a movie made about as far from Hollywood as you can get. I think it's a beautiful thing for independent filmmaking and for creative freedom everywhere.”
Robert De Niro: Supporting Actor Nominee: 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"
Jacki Weaver: Supporting Actress Nominee: Silver Linings Playbook:
"I am completely over the moon by this morning's news. To be nominated twice now is incredible, and to be a part of this wonderful film and amazing cast makes things even sweeter. I am so happy for David O. Russell and could not be more thrilled".
Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon: Producers: Silver Linings Playbook:
"We are ecstatic and so humbled that the Academy recognized so many members of our phenomenal family with nominations this morning, including David O. Russell, our extraordinary writer/director in both categories, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver, our magnificent lead cast members in all four acting categories, our brilliant editors, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers and Best Picture. We are so happy for everyone involved with the film."
Bob Richardson: Cinematographer: 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."
Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone: Producers: Django Unchained:
“We are thrilled with all the nominations for Django Unchained and the Best Picture nomination is a victory for all of us. It’s a testament to the whole cast, crew and our brilliant writer/director Quentin Tarantino who worked so hard on this movie. We are extremely proud and thankful.”
Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg: Directors Kon-Tiki:
"Being nominated means everything to us as directors- it means the world for the film! We are both in LA with our families and upon hearing the news we ran around in the corridors, hugging each other, waking up the whole hotel."
"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 film makers who we had the pleasure of working with this year and I am so happy that their achievements are being recognized."
Michael Haneke: Director: Amour: (Pictured above left)
“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.”
Emmanuelle Riva: Best Actress: 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 Amour with 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.”
Quvenzhané Wallis: Best Actress: 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!”
Jennifer Lawrence: Best Actress: 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.”
Reported by Liza Foreman