Earlier this morning, the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Meryl Streep, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, woke up to hear their names called in the livestream.
“La La Land,” the big winner at the Golden Globes, is also a favorite at the Oscars, nabbing 14 noms. It tied with “All About Eve” (1950) and “Titanic” (1997) for the most nominations of all time.
Streep, who was recognized for her work on “Florence Foster Jenkins," reacted to her 20th Oscar nomination with one epic GIF.
Gosling, who won the Golden Globe earlier this month for his role in “La La Land,” shared, “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.”
His co-star Emma added, "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.”
See more celebrity reactions below!
Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Lion": "I want to thank the Academy for all of the acknowledgments 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!”
Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Fences": "Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you Denzel for being at the helm!”
Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Manchester by the Sea": "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.”
Naomie Harris, Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Moonlight": "'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.”
Jeff Bridges, Best Supporting Actor nominee for "Hell or High Water": “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.”
Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor nominee for "Moonlight": “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.”
Viggo Mortensen, Best Actor nominee for "Captain Fantastic": “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.”
Isabelle Huppert, Best Actress nominee for "Elle": “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…”
Michael Shannon, Best Supporting Actor nominee for "Nocturnal Animals": “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.”
Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actor nominee for "Lion": “Ok, so I just received a call to say that I’ve been nominated for an Academy Award…To be totally honest, the news hasn’t made it’s way into my brain yet, but I’m looking at these beautiful smiling faces around me… Faces of the ones I love. And I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. What makes this moment so much more poignant is that I’m in India right now. This enthralling country holds such a deep place in my heart, and it is where Saroo’s journey was born. This film would be nothing without Garth Davis. Without his love, commitment and vision this ‘Lion’ wouldn’t have been able to roar. To that extent I want to share this incredible feeling with Luke, Grieg, Jenny Kent, Iain, Angie, Emile, Sunny, Nicole, David, Rooney, Divian, Priyanka, the Brierley family as well as the Weinstein Co team. ‘Lion’ reaffirms the message that love is not dictated by the color of your skin, not by race, gender, sexuality, social status, or origin. It is a message I am proud to be spreading during these uncertain times. This will forever be one of the most memorable experiences of my life."