The nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced earlier this morning, sending all of us into Oscars overdrive. I mean, this is a BIG deal for our Hollywood stars. The Academy Awards is the entertainment industry’s equivalent to the Super Bowl – if you make it there, then you know you’ve hit the big time and can now be deemed a “serious” actor. As a way to keep the Oscar ball rolling, let’s see how all our favorite celebs are reacting to the rather exciting news. Now that the movie gods have spoken, it’s time to hear Hollywood’s thoughts on the matter. We mere mortals want to know! See for yourself how celebs are taking the news:
Albert Brooks (who many say was snubbed for his role in Drive): “And to the Academy: ‘You don’t like me. You really don’t like me.'” – Twitter
Meryl Streep (nominee Best Actress, The Iron Lady): “I am honored to be in company with such beautiful artists, and touched deeply by my fellow actors for their generosity in giving me this acknowledgment.” – Reuters
Michael Hanazavicius (nominee Best Director,The Artist): “We made this film by passion and with our hearts and we never thought it was possible to go so high with an Oscar nomination and it’s really unexpected.” – Today
Melissa McCarthy (nominee Best Supporting Actress, Bridesmaids): “When they said my name I was like, ‘What show is this? This must be some other show.’ I kept saying that, but when my picture came up I just kind of crumpled and my husband said, ‘You just got nominated for an Academy Award.'” – E!
Congratulations to all the nominees! Be sure to tune into the Oscars on Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and find out who will take home the golden statues.