After the names were read out for the 91st Oscars, celebs reacted to their nominations with a mix of excitement, pride and gratitude. Read below to see a selection of nominee responses:
“Everyone who worked on this film truly risked putting themselves out there—in the hope that in doing so people will connect and feel something deep and personal—the way films have made me feel since I was a kid. When I got this opportunity I knew I had to risk it all because I may never get another chance—so to be here today in a place where people who have seen the film are talking about how it makes them feel, something deep—that simple human thing—that we need each other—and the Academy to recognize that this morning—I just am so grateful,” he said in a statement."
“It’s just something you never expect to happen,” he told EW. “It’s like a distant dream that actors have and hope for to some degree. But it’s never really felt in the realm of possibilities — it’s a pretty joyous occasion to say the least. I’m always so thankful that I get to be a working actor. The percentage of people who get to do this is so small that getting accolades like this seems so distant always, whether you’ve received awards in the past or not. But I think perhaps after getting the Globe, it seemed more attainable — but there’s something about hearing the words that you’re an Oscar nominated actor that are still going to be incredibly shocking. It’s a profoundly humbling moment for me.”
“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing Roma across these categories,” he said. “Human experience is one in the same, and it’s so gratifying that a black and white film about life in Mexico is being celebrated around the world. We are living a great moment in cinema where diversity is embraced by audiences. This kind of visibility pushes our industry forward and creates more opportunity for new voices and perspectives to emerge. It is a testament of how late we’re arriving to this moment, in which stories of the invisible among us — the domestic workers and indigenous women — are put at the center of our narratives. I share this with my cast, crew, producers, and most importantly, with my family and Mexico.”
Marina De Tavira
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Thank you to @theacademy for this unbelievable honor. Thank you for considering this story about two women that are millions of women around the world. I feel overwhelmed, and happy but above all grateful. Cuando empezaba este viaje querida compañera @yalitzaapariciomtz comparto esta nominación contigo y con cada una de las personas que trabajaron en @romacuaron Gracias siempre @alfonsocuaron @garbyrodz @nicocelismx #EugenioCaballero @participant #DavidLinde Y tantísimos más. And a very special thanks to the incredible @netflix team that has done an outstanding job to bring this film to the eyes of the world. ¡Y gracias México!
"I'm so honored with this nomination. Thank you to the Academy for this breathtaking recognition," the Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee said. "Forever grateful to Alfonso Cuarón for trusting me with this beautiful character and thank you to Netflix for making this movie visible throughout the world. I share this with Yalitza and with all of the incredible team that worked on ROMA."
"Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition," the Best Actress in a Supporting Role contender and Vice star said. "It is an honor to be nominated for a film that I loved making. I am grateful to Adam for writing such rich material and for creating such a wonderful work environment. I also want to congratulate the other nominees, my cast members, the crew and everyone who worked so hard on this film!"
"Working on The Favourite alongside my brilliant friends Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and the whole cast was nothing short of incredible," the Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee said. "I was grateful every day and am honored by this nomination. Yorgos created a palace for us all to play in. I am forever indebted to him and the whole team that brought this insane vision to life. Thank you to Fox Searchlight for their invaluable support and thank you to the Academy for recognizing our work."