Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele, Meryl Streep, & More React To Their Academy Awards Nominations!

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It’s just an honor to be nominated, right??

As we reported earlier, on Tuesday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the artists who were nominated for this year’s Oscars. While there were a few snubs *cough* James Franco *cough*, there were some WONDERFUL surprises too.

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Thus, it isn’t shocking to see that the nominees have already responded to their big career milestones. Breakout film creators Jordan Peele and Kumail Nanjiani flocked to Twitter to revel in their nominations, while (now) 21 time nominee Meryl Streep commented on the situation to the press directly.

Regardless of how they weighed in on the news, they’re PUMPED about the upcoming award show. Be sure to ch-ch-check out their sweet reactions for yourself (below)!

Jordan Peele:

Kumail Nanjiani:

Meryl Streep:

“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.”

Sally Hawkins:

“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. Guillermo handed me a gift with this role, this film. I am so delighted for us all. To be honored by the acknowledgement of my colleagues of fellow actors, filmmakers, writers, crew members is truly humbling. It is a privilege to tell such stories and to be able to make films that show there is a life beyond the life that people know ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ one that is not always seen. To be considered in this category alongside these exceptional women is a real honor and gift in itself. Thank you with eternal gratitude dear Academy!”

Laurie Metcalf:

“I just got to New York last night. I can’t believe it. Two really great things happening on the first day of rehearsals… It’s so wonderful to have that kind of recognition for a project that you fell in love with and watched everyone pour their heart and soul into making it… I’ll have to do a show and fly in on a red eye or something and then fly right back out. But, you know, champagne problems.”

Kobe Bryant:


Willem Dafoe:

“It’s dreadful weather, but it’s a good morning! … Each time it’s very different because it’s colored by the movie and, for lack of a better word, campaigning, which has developed so much from the first time I was nominated. It’s become so sophisticated ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ much more commentary and analysis, but that’s alright. I’m very happy because it’s a movie I’m very proud of.”

Mary J. Blige:

“I’m almost speechless ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I’m so moved and so grateful that I’m being recognized for the work I’ve done as a singer and an actress. I’m trying not to cry! Thank you Oscars for your love.”

Aaron Sorkin:

“This nomination represents the great work of hundreds of people├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥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.”

Octavia Spencer:

Edgar Wright:

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“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.”

Congrats again to all the nominees! We couldn’t be happier for you!!

[Image via Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/IPA/WENN.]

Jan 23, 2018 11:49am PDT

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