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Celebrities React to the 2012 Oscar Nominations

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Jan 24, 2012 | 10:24am EST

jonah hillThe 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:

Jonah Hill (nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Moneyball): "Wow. Pretty incredible day so far." - Twitter

Jason Segel: "Holy Moly! Man or Muppet was nominated for a best song Oscar! Congrats to Bret McKenzie and the whole Muppet team!!! So happy for everyone!" - Twitter

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

Joel McHale: "Congrats! @RashisTVUgly(Jim Rash aka #Community's Dean Pelton) received an Oscar nom for Writing Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants!" - Twitter

Octavia Spencer (nominee Best Supporting Actress, The Help): "I am so overwhelmed right now. I can't even tell you. I can't believe we just watched this." - ABC

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!

Tom Hiddleston (of Best Picture nominees War Horse, Midnight in Paris): "Bérénice Bejo, Jessica Chastain, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer. HOW DO YOU PICK. #Oscars" - Twitter

Seth Meyers: "Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo get Oscar nom for Bridesmaids screenplay." - Twitter

Brooklyn Decker: "Melissa McCarthy nominated for an OSCAR for Bridesmaids! And it was nominated for best original screenplay. I can now die a happy lady." - Twitter

Elizabeth Banks: "@JonahHill HOLY MOTHER - CONGRATS, Academy-award nominee!" - Twitter

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.

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