2014 Oscar Nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams & More React to the Good News
The 86th Academy Awards are officially in full swing. The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced in the early morning on Jan. 16 by Hollywood hunk Chris Hemsworth and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. We can't think of a better thing for an actor or actress to wake up to than a phone call saying they've been nominated for an Oscar, and for some lucky stars, that just became a reality.
Naturally, nominees took to multiple outlets of media to express their happiness and gratitude for this prestigious honor.
Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actor in Captain Phillips, Barkhad Abdi, appeared on the Today Show immediately after the announcements finished to express his relief.
"I'm feeling great. I'm really humbled and honored to be nominated for an Oscar. It's more than a dream coming true," Abdi told Savannah Guthrie. Guthrie asked him if he ever thought this would happen to him when he was working as a limo drive. "That's the story of my life. You have to live with it each day. I'm really excited about this. I couldn't even sleep all night thinking about it."
Director of American Hustle, David O. Russell reacted to his Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay by sharing his happiness for his actors and actresses.
He has also been quoted saying:
Jared Leto, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, had food on the brain when he finally heard of his Oscar nomination.
Steve Coogan, who was nominated for Two Oscars for his work on Philomena, is having all of the feelings about his Best Picture and Best Screenplay nods.
Hollywood legend Judi Dench got her seventh Oscar nomination this morning for Best Actress in Philomena.
Wolf of Wall Street's Best Supporting Actor nominee Jonah Hill is simply shocked.
The Wolf of Wall Street's leading man and now Oscar nominee for Best Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, shared his happiness with the entire Wolf team.
American Hustle's Best Actress nominee Amy Adams was barely awake when she heard the good news.
Best Director nominee for 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen, is most happy for the achievements of the film's cast and crew as a family unit.
The Academy Awards, which will be hosted by talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2nd.
Stay tuned as we update with more star reactions.