"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"
“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"