‘I got really emotional’: Reactions to Oscar nominations

A round up of reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday:

“I am honored beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defense of press freedom, and inclusion of women’s voices in the movement of history. Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers. Thank you from a full heart.”“The Post” best actress nominee Meryl Streep, via email

“This nomination represents the great work of hundreds of people — from STX and our producers to Jessica Chastain and the entire cast and crew. I couldn’t ask for a greater gang of people with whom to share this incredible honor.”“Molly’s Game” best adapted screenplay nominee Aaron Sorkin, via email

“It’s a big day for LGBTQ-inclusive films at the Academy Awards. Films like The Shape of Water, A Fantastic Woman, Lady Bird, and Call Me By Your Name not only have complex, detailed, and moving portrayals, but prove that audiences and critics alike are hungry for stories which embrace diversity. These important stories move the needle forward on LGBTQ acceptance at a time when media images are often the front lines for marginalized communities.” — GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, via email

“I got really emotional because everybody just poured their whole heart and soul into doing this film. I’m so happy for Greta and Saoirse and the whole movie.”“Lady Bird” best supporting actress nominee Laurie Metcalf to “Good Morning America”

“This nomination is for every single one of us who brought our hearts to this film. … I am here because of the greatness of others. I stand on the shoulders of giants.”“The Shape of Water” best actress nominee Sally Hawkins, via email

“I’m so excited and thrilled by the nomination and for “The Shape of Water” team lead by Guillermo the Great. It is rare and humbling to be part of something so special.” — supporting actor nominee Richard Jenkins, via email

“This is fantastic news! I am grateful to the music branch of the Academy for voting for me as well as all the magnificent musicians who performed on the score. … I am so thankful for Guillermo for his humanity and his artistic passion; he truly inspired all of us.” — Best original score nominee Alexandre Desplat, for “The Shape of Water,” via email

“I couldn’t be more surprised or thrilled that ‘Mighty River’ got a nomination. Working with Mary J. Blige and Taura Stinson is always a breeze. They are very talented. I am truly blessed.” — Raphael Saadiq of the original song nominee, via email.

“We are thrilled and honored to be nominated for ‘The Big Sick.’ We got a master class in storytelling from our producers, Barry Mendel and Judd Apatow, and from our director Michael Showalter — all of whom pushed us to dig down, be more honest, and be willing to make changes when the story called for it. It was an incredibly unique challenge to take some of the most vulnerable, painful and beautiful moments from our life together and turn it into a movie.” — Best original screenplay nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, via email

“Thank you so much to The Academy for recognizing “This is Me” with a nomination! We are honored to be included in such great company with our fellow nominees. We share this nomination with the amazingly talented creative team behind this movie. A special thanks goes to the singularly talented Keala Settle whose performance of this song elevates it in a way that we could only dream of. And to Hugh Jackman and Michael Gracey, thank you for taking a chance on us four years ago, before we had a film credit to our name, to help you bring your vision to life.” — Original song nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, via email

“On behalf of all those who gave their experience, skill and talent to this film, I am absolutely thrilled that the Academy has nominated THE BREADWINNER for Best Animated Feature Film. At a time when women’s voices are coming to the forefront, the story of a young girl using her voice for what she believes in is more relevant than ever. Recognizing stories like Parvana’s helps point to the importance of women and girls being heard around the world.” – Director Nora Twomey, via email

“I’m thrilled that our film has received seven nominations from the Academy, and that the beautiful work of our editor Jon Gregory, our composer Carter Burwell, my gentle brothers-in-arms Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, and our fearless leader Frances McDormand, have all been recognized so wonderfully. I can’t wait to celebrate with them all come March 4th.”“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” original screenplay nominee Martin McDonagh

“We are immensely proud of this work and grateful to the Academy for recognizing War for the Planet of the Apes with a nomination today. This is the final film in the trilogy, and we’ve been really happy to see how audiences have been swept up by the emotional story of Caesar and his fellow ape characters.” — Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri, in a statement

“I was just going through airport security when my phone started buzzing!! Thankfully they didn’t stop me and I was able to celebrate!!! I thought they would arrest me for looking like a crazy man laughing and screaming!!! This was truly a team effort and I’m so proud of our amazing team at Blue Sky Studios and Fox!!! We did it!!!! So happy… so happy!!!” — Carlos Saldanha, director of best animated feature nominee “Ferdinand,” via email

“ON BODY AND SOUL is a movie about two everyday people whose lives are illuminated by the power of dreams. That such a tender film about the human condition is nominated for an Academy Award — my first film in nearly two decades, and in a year where so many exceptional women are being honored for their work behind-the-camera — humbles me. I am so proud to be representing Hungary in the Oscar race.” — Ildiko Enyedi of the foreign language film nominee, in a statement