It's an honor just to be nominated!
That might be something stars say to themselves at risk of not winning an award, but those words rang true for the talented artists nominated for the 2016 Oscars!
Shortly after Thursday morning's announcement gave an interesting mix of first time actors and Academy veterans, stars released statements expressing their honor and gratitude!
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A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Jason Leigh were quick to thank the directors of their respective films, while Brie Larson admitted she was so overcome with joy after getting nominated she was "shaking!"
See what a few of the nominees had to say about being considered for the highest honor in film (below):
Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor in The Revenant:
"I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making The Revenant was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life. None of this would have been possible without [director Alejandro Iñárritu]'s talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy."
Jennifer Lawrence, nominated for Best Actress in Joy:
"I am beyond grateful and humbled by this nomination. I feel incredibly honored to be recognized among the other amazing women in this category. Joy is an incredibly inspiring story about an ordinary woman who does extraordinary things. For me, working with David O. Russell has been nothing short of extraordinary, and I share this nomination with him as well as our incredible supporting cast. I could not be more proud to be a part of this film and thankful to the producers and Fox for their unyielding support."
Brie Larson, nominated for Best Actress in Room:
"I'm shaking right now. I'm really confused. It's the highest form of flattery in my field. The nominations mean so much because it comes from your peers, it comes from fellow actors. I was home-schooled and I never really felt like I was part of any group. To be included with people that I respected so much since I was a kid is just absolutely incredible."
Sylvester Stallone, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Creed:
"I am incredibly humbled by this honor. I was not expecting it…especially at this time in my life. I am certainly grateful to the artists and collaborators who helped make it possible."
Saoirse Ronan, nominated for Best Actress in Brooklyn:
"I was asleep and my mom ran in and she was crying and so it was either good news or bad news and it was great news. I'm going to start crying now, but to get Best Actress and to get Best Picture means the absolute world to us."
Jennifer Jason Leigh, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in The Hateful Eight:
"This is incredible news to wake up to. I am thrilled. I didn't think the experience of working with [Quentin Tarantino] and this cast could get any more rewarding. To get this recognition for this role is such a joy."
Mark Rylance, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Bridge of Spies:
"I cannot separate my work in the film from the work of my friend Tom Hanks. Every thought, every look, every expression you are celebrating in my portrayal of Rudolph Abel, I found them all in the thoughtful generous presence of Tom Hanks beside me, or behind the camera, yet still with me 100%, every take, every moment. Of course you would witness none of it without [Steven Spielberg], nor are any of the choices of what you witness mine."
Lady GaGa, nominated for Best Original Song Til It Happens to You for The Hunting Ground:
Sam Smith, nominated for Best Original Song Writings on the Wall for Spectre:
The Weeknd, nominated for Best Original Song Earned It for 50 Shades Of Grey:
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