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The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led with nine nominations each, including Best Picture and Best Director. Find out how nominees Benedict Cumberbatch, Common, and other nominees are reacting to the big news.

“I am knocked for six by this. So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It’s wonderful to be included by the Academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life.”

Benedict Cumberbatch, nominee for Best Actor, The Imitation Game

“Well, this is surreal. I am completely knocked out. Thank you to the Academy for this incredible honor. I am very proud and lucky to be a part of Birdman and can’t believe it came to this. I am so f***ing excited. Are you allowed to say f*** when you’re making a statement for the Oscars? I’m just really f***ing excited.”

Emma Stone, nominee for Best Supporting Actress, Birdman

“One word – HONORED! We are honored and humbled to accept this nomination in recognition of our amazingly talented cast and crew – the artists, actors, craftspeople, and freaks who brought The Boxtrolls to life. We are eternally grateful to them and to our fearless leaders, producers Travis Knight and David Bleiman Ichioka, for making it all possible. Thank you so much, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, for including us in this great list of nominees! We would be thrilled to sit in the dark and clap for any one of them.”

Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, The Boxtrolls

“Playing a challenging role like Joseph Palmer was a reward in itself, but getting recognition for the work from the Academy is a real honor. And we all know that we don’t work alone—my performance is really just part of a very collaborative process, so I have to thank everyone I worked with on “The Judge,” especially David Dobkin and Robert Downey Jr., for giving me the chance, and the freedom, to bring the character to life.”

Robert Duvall, nominee for Best Supporting Actor, The Judge

“Without a shadow of doubt, the score for INTERSTELLAR was Chris and I at our most collaborative. Even in this modern world of texting and emailing, sometimes all you need is a simple, type-written letter from your director to spark what undoubtedly became one of the most personal scores I’ve ever written. Chris and I make movies family-style – so much of the film’s music was written with our children in mind, and that’s what makes this honor by the Academy really special. This is as much his score as it is mine.”

Hans Zimmer, nominee for Best Original Score, Interstellar

“I’m so incredibly honored to be recognized by the Academy, and even more thrilled to share this honor with the entire family of filmmakers, cast, and crew of “The Theory of Everything.” This role was a once in a lifetime experience. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, thank you to the Academy, and thank you most of all to Stephen and Jane Hawking.”

Eddie Redmayne, nominee for Best Actor, The Theory of Everything

“I’m deeply honored to be nominated for composing this score. Filmmaking is a collaborative medium, and I was lucky to work with artists of amazing caliber on THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING: the actors, the screenwriter, and the director, James Marsh — who has my gratitude for inviting me to be a part of his team and for being a brilliant, inspiring and generous collaborator. My thanks to the AMPAS members for this recognition.”

Jóhann Jóhannsson, nominee for Best Original Score, The Theory of Everything

“Much gratitude to the Academy for recognizing THE IMITATION GAME in eight categories. Telling Alan Turing’s story was the experience of a lifetime and we never thought it would lead us here. On behalf of everyone who worked on this film, in any capacity, we say thank you.”

Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, producers of The Imitation Game

“The film was created, traveled around the world, and, hopefully, became truly significant to a lot of viewers. Today it has reached the heights, indeed. I would like to thank all the wonderful people that I was fortunate to work with. My special thanks go out to Joanna and her family, who decided to share a part of their life with me. This is a success for all of us.”

Aneta Kopacz, nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject, Joanna

“I never thought Paranormal Activity would one day lead to an Oscar nomination.”

Jason Blum, producer of Whiplash

“We are deeply honored that the Academy has chosen to nominate ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya’ for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the members of the Academy. I thank everyone who has contributed to the film’s success in US as well as those who saw the film and gave it high recognition. I also thank the many people who worked on this film.”

Isao Takahata, director of Best Animated Feature nominee The Tale of the Princess Kaguya