“It was a rare honour to play Sir Laurence Olivier. To be recognised by the Academy for doing so is overwhelming. I'm absolutely thrilled.”
- Kenneth Branagh, Actor in a Supporting Role, "My Week With Marilyn"
“I'm overwhelmed for having my name among those incredible actors. This could have never happened if Chris Weitz had not been the head of this film. He is my brother and I thank him deeply. Hopefully more and more people will jump into iTunes and Netflix to see our film. That will be the biggest reward we could get. I dedicate this nomination to those eleven million human beings who make our lives easier and better in the US.”
- Demian Bichir, Best Actor in a Leading Role, "A Better Life"
“I am so grateful to the Academy for this recognition. I can’t help but stop and think about how incredible this journey has been. From filming on a Hollywood soundstage to the moment I received this wonderful news this morning, I’m so humbled to be amongst such distinguished and talented people. I share this honor with my friend and director, Michel Hazanavicius. It is his beautiful film that has led me here today. I also share this with the brilliant cast and crew.”
- Jean Dujardin, Best Actor in a Leading Role, “The Artist"
“This afternoon in Berlin I have learned that I was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor. You may have heard this before, but it has never been truer than it is for me today, it is extremely humbling, gratifying, and delightful to have your work recognized by the Academy, and to join the celebrated ranks of previous nominees and colleagues. Amazing.”
- Gary Oldman, Best Actor in a Leading Role, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
"I am deeply honored to have been nominated by the Academy for my work on Hugo. Every picture is a challenge, and this one - where I was working with 3D, HD and Sacha Baron Cohen for the first time - was no exception. It's a wonderful feeling to know that you've been recognized by the people in your industry. I congratulate my fellow nominees. It's an impressive list, and I'm in excellent company."
- Martin Scorsese, On 11 Oscar Nods including Best Director, Best Picture, "Hugo"
“I am so grateful to be acknowledged by the Academy for my work, which was made possible by the support of our director Simon Curtis and the camaraderie of a terrific ensemble of actors – a special congratulations to Kenneth Branagh – and the fearless Harvey Weinstein. This role has been the challenge and privilege of a lifetime. I would like to think that the recognition our film has received by the Academy is a testament to Marilyn’s legacy.”
- Michelle Williams, Best Actress in a Leading Role, "My Week With Marilyn"
“There's no denying that Oscar nominations for one's film are exciting, if only for the joy they give to everyone who worked so hard on the film. I'm particularly happy for the recognition of my long-time editor Kevin Tent. He really deserves it.”
- Alexander Payne, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, "The Descendants"
"I am thrilled for Janet, I am thrilled for our incomparable hair and makeup team. It might be my sixth but it feels like my first. Bravo team Nobbs."
- Glenn Close, Best Actress in a Leading Role, "Albert Nobbs"
"Wow. Pretty incredible day so far."
- Jonah Hill Tweets, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Moneyball"
"I can't believe that a year ago I was learning how to tap dance and today I am nominated for an Academy Award."
- Berenice Bejo, Best Supporting Actress, "The Artist"
"This is an extraordinary honor. I am dizzy with joy… and caffeine. Considering both films, Moneyball and The Tree of Life, nearly didn’t make it to the screen, this is especially sweet. And I’d like to thank all the artisans and craftsmen who gave their best to each film. I am especially over the moon for Jonah (and the other Moneyballers acknowledged today), Terry Malick and the tribute this is to Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s organization. My congratulations to all the nominees…pancakes for everyone."
- Brad Pitt, Best Actor in a Leading Role and as a Producer for "Moneyball"