There's no way we could be this lucky... right?!
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In an interview for The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, the 69-year-old said the entertainment industry needed to "stop blaming the Academy" for the lack of minority representation — echoing the statements of Whoopi Goldberg and George Clooney.
The three-time Oscar winner said he was a "huge supporter" of the Academy Awards, but, like most, was surprised that certain films and performances were not honored in this year's nominees.
It's an honor just to be nominated!
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!
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):
Time for more announcements!
Award season is here which means we get to find out what 2015 movies will be nominated!
The list is mostly what you'd expect, but there were a couple major surprises regarding snubs as neither Jennifer Lawrence or Tom Hanks were nominated. In fact, David O. Russell's Joy wasn't nominated at all!
Another arguable snub was British actress Charlotte Rampling who didn't receive a nomination for her romantic drama 45 Years despite there being buzz that she could land an Oscar nod this year!
Perhaps one of the most puzzling omissions though was Spectre which didn't receive a SINGLE nomination! The reason this is a bit of a shock is the previous Bond film, Skyfall, not only won Outstanding British Film in 2013, but it was nominated for eight total awards!
Ch-ch-check out the full list of nominees (below) and let us know who you think was snubbed!
The nominees for the Critics' Choice Awards were just announce and we're pretty happy with the results!
George Miller and Tom Hardy's Mad Max: Fury Road ended up being the biggest winner as it leads the list with 13 nominations which include Best Picture, Best Actress for Charlize Theron and Best Director for Miller.
After taking the Online Film Critics Society Awards by storm this weekend, the Oscars buzz for the flick is as loud as a flamethrowing guitar!
But don't worry, if you are a fan of Carol, The Martian, or The Revenant, then you'll be pretty pleased as each of those flicks nabbed nine nominations!
This year Fargo ended up landing the top spot in television with eight and The Leftovers and Transparent are both right behind the FX drama with six.
But the best and most surprising nominations were You're the Worst, The Knick, and the much deserved Best Drama Series nomination for Rectify!
Ch-ch-check out the full list of nominees (below) and let us know if you agree!
The BFG is here, and it's B-er than it's ever been!
We think even author Roald Dahl would be proud!
Ch-ch-check out all the suspense and wonder (above)!