"Frankenweenie is a very personal film for me. The idea of telling a feature length version was in the back of my mind for many years. Stop Motion was the perfect medium for this project, and one I've always loved for its expressiveness and dimensionality. I've worked with so many incredible artists: animators, cast members, set builders, and puppet makers, all who have helped bring this film to life one frame at a time. I'm so honoured that the Academy has recognized this film as one of its nominees." - Tim Burton
"We are incredibly honoured by today's Academy Award nomination. 'Brave' has been an adventure from the beginning - starting with our research trips to Scotland, the crew embarked upon a journey that inspired us all and forever changed our fates. Thanks to the Academy from all of us here at Pixar." - Mark Andrews, Director, "Brave"
"I am very pleased that the Academy has chosen to honour the many individuals who were a part of 'Silver Linings Playbook"" - Robert De Niro
Best Actor nominee, Bradley Cooper, tells "The Today Show" how happy he is for David O. Russell. And he says he's "so excited that the whole cast got nominated." He also admits that Ben Affleck was robbed. First-time Oscar nominee, Bradley, reveals he is "so excited to be in a room with Daniel Day Lewis," who he's up against in the leading actor category. He also says he talked himself into not getting up and he was just puttering around the house and watched with his mom and his dog.
"It's beyond an honour to have Paperman nominated for an Oscar. I can't thank everyone on the team enough for their passion and hard work in making this dream project a reality" - John Kahrs, Animated Short
"To have the Wreck-It Ralph team's passion and years of hard work acknowledged by the Academy is an honor like no other. We are so proud, so grateful - I can't wait to congratulate everyone in-person" - "Wreck-It Ralph" Director, Rich Moore
"I am deeply honoured and frankly a little overwhelmed by all of the nominations that Life of Pi has received this morning. So many talented people gave everything they had to this film, both in front of and behind the camera, and to see all of them receive this kind of recognition is something I am incredibly grateful for." - Ang Lee, Director, "Life of Pi"
"Oh my god I feel like Meryl Streep!! Thank you x" - Adele, Best Original Song, "Skyfall"
"I am blown away! I can't say thank you enough to the Academy for their support of our films. We have a tremendous group of actors and filmmakers who we had the pleasure of working with this year and I am so happy that their achievements are being recognized" - Harvey Weinstein, Executive Producer, "Django Unchained", "Silver Linings Playbook"
"It is such an honour to receive this recognition from the Academy. Working with Paul Thomas Anderson was a unique and wonderful opportunity that I am so grateful for. I'd also like to send congratulations to the other nominees and to my co-stars Philip and Joaquin" - Amy Adams "The Master"
“We are absolutely thrilled and astonished with the 12 nominations. It issuch a tribute to the work of those who joined us in this 12-year journeyto bring LINCOLN to the screen. We humbly thank the Academy members whohonored so many of us” - Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, "Lincoln"
“I'm tremendously honoured to be a nominee in the company of so many writers and filmmakers whose work I admire. I'm very grateful to Steven and Kathy, to Daniel, Sally, Tommy Lee and the whole cast, to Rick, Joanna, Janusz, Mike and John and everyone who made Lincoln happen. I'm overwhelmed by the Academy's response to the film. I heard that I'd been nominated while waiting to take off on a plane from JFK to LAX. James Gandolfini, who's sitting in front of me, gave me a hug and a kiss, so I'm about as happy as can be” - Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"
“I’m thrilled and honoured to be nominated, it was an extraordinary experience with a remarkable team who are all part of this recognition. It is my first nomination and I’m so happy to be part of this unique body of talent" - Joanna Johnston, "Lincoln"
"I hadn't planned to listen live to the announcements, but when I got into the car this morning to go to work, the driver had the nominations streaming as they were being broadcast. To be honest, it's very exciting but all a bit surreal, and it hasn't fully sunk in yet. This is a brilliant awards year that has been defined by an eclectic list of stories that have been told by incredibly talented and courageous filmmakers, and it's an honour to be mentioned in the same sentence as the other nominees in the Best Actor category. Having hosted the show, I have seen so many different sides of the Oscars, but to be an actual nominee is something I never would have dreamed possible" - Hugh Jackman, Best Actor, "Les Miserables"
"I'm so honoured and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" - Jennifer Lawrence
“I'm spinning and beyond thrilled on so many levels. To be included in this amazing group of extraordinary craftsman and exquisite talents has been an honor in itself. But now for us all to receive so much recognition from the Academy I'm deeply appreciative and overwhelmed, and basically, I still can't believe I got the role" - Sally Field
"Flight was one of the most challenging roles I’ve ever had in my career, and it was an honor to be directed by Robert Zemeckis. It’s always nice to be asked back to the show, and it will be fun to share the evening with our nominated screenwriter John Gatins" - Denzel Washington, "In Flight"
"This was a complete surprise. For the other announcements this season I was in NYC, no problem... I had a proper full night of sleep. There's something about this one, being in L.A., that creates a lot of angst! I had interruptions of sleep all night because of the kids, as if I wasn't restless enough, and each time I woke up I kept thinking, 'It's not going to happen.' ... Overall, it's very thrilling, especially in a year with so many incredible performances" - Naomi Watts
"I am of course very excited about the nomination this morning. Ben Affleck is an amazing director, and I am so happy that Argo was recognized in seven categories!" - Alan Arkin