Nominations had been introduced on Tuesday for the Academy Awards, the very best movie honors. The Oscars shall be offered on March 27.
Following are reactions from key nominees, in statements, interviews or posted on social media:
KENNETH BRANAGH, NOMINEE FOR BEST DIRECTOR FOR ‘BELFAST’
“It’s a long way from the streets of Belfast to the Academy Awards. Today, I think of my mother and father, and my grandparents — how proud they were to be Irish, how much this city meant to them. They would have been overwhelmed by this incredible honor — as am I.
“Given a narrative as private as this one, it’s a hell of a day for my household, and the household of our movie.”
NICOLE KIDMAN, NOMINEE FOR BEST ACTRESS FOR ‘BEING THE RICARDOS’
“WOW! I’m so overwhelmed! … This was the toughest function I’ve ever carried out and to be honored this manner is deeply appreciated.”
DENZEL WASHINGTON, NOMINEE FOR BEST ACTOR FOR ‘THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH’
“‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ was the most effective experiences of my profession. Joel Coen is a genius and I hope the nominations for the movie will enable for extra folks to take pleasure in a terrific cinematic expertise.”
STEVEN SPIELBERG, NOMINEE FOR BEST DIRECTOR, AND KRISTIE MACOSKO KRIEGER, NOMINEES FOR BEST PICTURE FOR ‘WEST SIDE STORY’
“On behalf of our entire production, we are honored that the Academy has recognized our film. Filmmaking is, by nature, a collaborative experience and we learned first-hand that musicals require a special kind of team effort.”
ANDREW GARFIELD, NOMINEE FOR BEST ACTOR FOR ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’
“It’s surreal, it’s overwhelming, it’s transferring. I really feel very, very grateful …”