In preparation for every movie fan’s favorite night of the year, Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis took on the task of announcing the nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards Tuesday morning. The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Get Out were among the biggest contenders, while Daniel Kaluuya, The Post‘s Meryl Streep, Lady Bird‘s Saoirse Ronan, and Call Me By Your Name‘s Timothée Chalamet were recognized for their outstanding acting, among others.

Of course, the nominees were thrilled to wake up to this good news and shared their feelings across social media and in official statements. Check back throughout the day as reactions continue to roll in.

Jordan Peele, director and creator of Get Out, which earned nominations for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture:

Peele’s wife, Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Chelsea Peretti, also chimed in:

Daniel Kaluuya, nominated for Best Actor, for Get Out:


“I’m walking around in a daze. I’m so proud of Team Get Out. What a ride. What an experience. What a year. WHAT A TEAM. I’m so happy and proud of King Peele. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing us, wow. This is mental.

“I don’t even understand, nothing makes sense. I cannot believe this, honestly.”

Guillermo del Toro, director, screenwriter and producer of The Shape of Water, which is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay:

“It is a great honor and joy to be here, today with a picture that remains faithful to all my convictions and the images I have loved since infancy. I want to thank the Academy and my professional colleagues for their kind disposition towards “The Shape of Water.” I share these nominations with all the young filmmakers in Mexico and Latin America who put their hopes in our craft and the intimate stories of their imagination…”

Sally Hawkins, nominated for Best Actress, for The Shape of Water:

“I am so delighted for us all. To be honoured 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 – one that is not always seen. To be considered in this category along side these exceptional women is a real honour and gift in itself. Thank you with eternal gratitude dear Academy!”

Alexandre Desplat, nominated for Outstanding Original Score, for The Shape of Water:

“This is fantastic news! I am grateful to the music branch of the Academy for voting for me as well as all the magnificent musicians who performed on the score. I am also thrilled for Miles Dale, for the cast and for the crew with so many nominations. I am so thankful to Guillermo for his humanity and his artistic passion; he truly inspired all of us.”

Octavia Spencer, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, for The Shape of Water:

“My heart is bursting with pure elation for the cast and crew of The Shape Of Water. Guillermo has given us all a dream job and to be recognized by the Academy is so deeply moving. I am jumping for joy from Park City for all of the nominees this morning! Congratulations everyone.”

Richard Jenkins, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, The Shape of Water:

“I’m so excited and thrilled by the nomination and for “The Shape of Water” team lead by Guillermo the Great. It is rare and humbling to be part of something so special.”

Greta Gerwig, director and screenwriter of Lady Bird, which is nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay:

“This is an unbelievable honor and I am beside myself with joy and gratitude. The entire team who made Lady Bird poured their heart and soul into it, and I am so deeply grateful to the Academy for their recognition. I couldn’t be prouder of my brilliant women who led the cast, Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, and I am so thrilled that they were nominated for their beautiful performances. I am struggling to find the words to express how much the nomination for best director and best screenplay means to me — in a year where there are so many brilliant films by so many of my heroes of cinema — all I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Saoirse Ronan, nominated for Best Actress, for Lady Bird:

“To have been a part of a film like Lady Bird was a true privilege and I am incredibly grateful to the Academy for recognizing this wonderful story about the beauty and strength of women. I am especially thrilled to share this moment with Laurie Metcalf and our leader and director Greta Gerwig, who, like Lady Bird, is an incredible woman and a dear friend.”

Laurie Metcalf, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, for Lady Bird:

“What a morning. I’m thrilled to be recognized with the incredible actresses in my category, and am grateful to the Academy for this amazing honor. Congrats to our fearless leader Greta and my ‘Lady Bird’ Saoirse Ronan for their nominations as well!”

Meryl Streep, nominated for Best Actress, for The Post:

“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.”

Gary Oldman, nominated for Best Actor, for Darkest Hour:

“Firstly, I want to congratulate my fellow nominees, both in the acting categories and across the board. To be in such company is deeply, genuinely, humbling. To have the chance to play an iconic leader like Winston Churchill at this point in my career, was the opportunity of a lifetime and I am so happy that my colleagues and partners on this wonderful film have also been honored with nominations. I am overjoyed to be nominated, and proud to be part of this wonderful thing known as movie making!”

Jacqueline Durran, nominated for Achievement in Costume Design, for Darkest Hour and Beauty and the Beast:

“I am absolutely thrilled, even a bit overwhelmed, at being nominated twice. It is a great honor to receive two nominations and for such different films. Of course it is also a recognition of the work of a great costume team who bring the ideas to life, as well as a celebration of the creative collaboration between departments (with Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer also receiving two nominations). It’s really wonderful.”

Lesley Manville, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, for Phantom Thread:

“I am rather giddy with excitement at the wonderful news and extremely thankful and grateful that the Academy have honoured Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis, JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, Mark Bridges and Jonny Greenwood alongside myself with nominations today. It is also quite a day for my son Alfie Oldman – having both parents nominated in the same year.”

Mark Bridges, nominated for Achievement in Costume Design, for Phantom Thread:

“I started the day to the great news that Phantom Thread received six Oscar nominations and Costume Design was one of them! I am delighted to be nominated and thrilled to be in the company of my very talented fellow Costume Design nominees!”

Martin McDonagh, director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which received six Oscars nominations:

“I’m thrilled that our film has received seven nominations from the Academy, and that the beautiful work of our editor Jon Gregory, our composer Carter Burwell, my gentle brothers-in-arms Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, and our fearless leader Frances McDormand, have all been recognised so wonderfully. I can’t wait to celebrate with them all come March 4th.”

Sam Rockwell, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:

“Wow, this is an incredible honor. Thank you so much to the Academy. I am truly humbled and proud to be nominated alongside Willem, Richard, Christopher, and of course Woody. The support for our film has been remarkable and I share this recognition with the entire cast and crew. Thank you to Fox Searchlight for your unwavering support. I have been a working actor for a long time and this really means a lot.”

Carter Burwell, nominated for Best Original Score, for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:

“It’s an honor to receive Oscar recognition from the Academy for the score to Three Billboards. I’ve had the pleasure of scoring all of Martin McDonagh’s features, and Fran McDormand and I began our film careers together almost 35 years ago with Blood Simple, so I feel I’m sharing this honor with an extended family.”

Timothée Chalamet, nominated for Best Actor, for Call Me By Your Name:

“Wow, what an incredible morning. I’m a bit in shock. The feeling of gratitude I have at the moment has less to do with individual achievement and more with the appreciation for the artists past honored in this category and all of the nominees of this year. I am in awe of the pedigree of the Academy. I am truly honored.

I’ve been traveling with Armie Hammer the last twelve hours. We land in two hours and we will be back in Italy together for the first time in a year and a half. Tonight we’re getting dinner with Luca Guadagnino. Without Luca’s true mastery and vision, and without Armie’s trust and guidance, without the public arts funding that made my high school education at LaGuardia possible, I wouldn’t be in this position. Thank you to those that made this possible, and the Academy, for this recognition.”

James Ivory, nominated for Best Adapted screenplay, for Call Me By Your Name:

“The nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name is a thrill to me. In my mind, good writing for films has always seemed to be an elevated art, generally beyond me except in limited ways. So as a film director, to receive the honor of this nomination now from fellow writers is a very moving thing for me.”

Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, producer and director, respectively, of Dunkirk, which is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and six other recognitions:

“We are thrilled that the Academy has recognized the craft and talent of so many of the incredible people that brought the story of ‘Dunkirk’ to life. But most of all, this recognition helps us to believe that we have done some justice to honouring all those whose lives were affected by the real life events at Dunkirk.”

Hans Zimmer, nominated for Best Original Score, for Dunkirk

“Thank you to the academy for this extraordinary honor and to be in the company of such great talent. I would especially like to thank Chris Nolan for his vision in making such a bold, and experimental movie into a success. This score is as much Chris Nolan’s work as it is mine and our collaborative spirit is infused through this film. It is the hardest and closest collaboration we have done to date. The thing that I’m proudest about the work on Dunkirk is that you can’t separate the sound from the images. Chris and I have now been working together for 16 years and it’s always been our ambition, somehow, that the score and the images become one total experience.”

Christopher Plummer, nominated fro Best Supporting Actor, for All The Money in the World:

I am absolutely thrilled to have received this nomination by the Academy. It was quite unexpected but incredibly gratifying. Everything has happened so quickly of late that I am still a trifled stunned but excited by it all.

Kumail Nanjiani, who holds acting, writing, and producing credits for The Big Sick, nominated for Best Original Screenplay:

More from Kumail Nanjiani, as well as fellow producer and co-writer Emily V. Gordon on The Big Sick:

“We are thrilled and honored to be nominated for The Big Sick. We got a masterclass in storytelling from our producers, Barry Mendel and Judd Apatow, and from our director Michael Showalter- all of whom pushed us to dig down, be more honest, and be willing to make changes when the story called for it. It was an incredibly unique challenge to take some of the most vulnerable, painful, and beautiful moments from our life together and turn it into a movie. At times we worried it would be insurmountable, or would rip us apart, or even worse- that no one would like it. The fact that it connected with audiences is exhilerating, and this nomination proves that our love is real. We have decided to stay married.”

Edgar Wright, writer and director of Baby Driver, which earned nominations for Film Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing:

Aaron Sorkin, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Molly’s Game:

“This nomination represents the great work of hundreds of people—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.”

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, songwriters of the Best Original Song nominee “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman:

“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.”

James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green, screenwriters of Logan, which was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay:

“While LOGAN was always going to be perceived as the last chapter in a successful “super hero” franchise, and a final performance in this role by my brilliant friend Hugh Jackman, Scott Frank, Michael Green and I always viewed the task of writing it as, first and foremost, an opportunity to make a dramatic character piece, one that just so happened to feature beloved comic book characters. We are so grateful for the nomination.”

Roger Deakins, nominated for Best Cinematography, for Blade Runner 2049:

“It was a nice surprise this morning to hear of the nomination. This is a testament to and recognition of the work of all the people on this film. Everyone put in so much that it makes me very happy.”

Willem Dafoe, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, for The Florida Project:

“I’m very happy to be recognized by the Academy for my role in Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.” I am very proud of this movie that authentically expresses the human’s spirit’s natural impulse to extend itself to others even in difficult circumstances.”

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, for The Disaster Artist:

“This is an incredible honor. We were inspired by the story of two friends who went after their dreams. Now the Academy has made our wildest dream come true. We are grateful to everyone who made The Disaster Artist and thankful to those who supported us along the way.”

Common, who was featured on the Andra Day led “Stand Up for Something,” which was created for Marshall and is nominated for Best Original Song:

“I don’t know if I can describe how honored and blessed I feel to be nominated for a song that is featured in a film about the great Thurgood Marshall. Collaborating with Diane Warren, whose passion always shines through, and performing this song with Andra Day brings me to the soul of what this song was created to be; a beacon of light in times of darkness. We believe that art can change the world for the better. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing our art.”

Diane Warren, songwriter of “Stand Up For Something,” also shared a few words about the nomination:

“I’m so thrilled that ‘Stand Up For Something’ from MARSHALL has been recognized by the Academy. To me this song is a call to action in these trying times. It’s time to stand up against hate, to stand up for love, to stand up for each other, and to stand up for ourselves.”

Kobe Bryant, nominated for Best Animated Short, for Dear Basketball:

Rachel Morrison, nominated for Best Cinematography, for Mudbound:

“While it’s hard to believe that this ceiling has taken so long to break, I am absolutely humbled and thrilled to receive this great honor. I hope this nomination serves to encourage more women to throw a camera over their shoulder or to follow their dream no matter how distant it might appear.”

Virgil Williams, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Mudbound:

“This is an incredible affirmation of many many years of incredibly hard work. I’m so incredibly thrilled and honored to be recognized. But mostly I’m so proud of our astounding cast and crew who deserve all the praise. I’m so grateful to the Academy for recognizing our collective effort.”

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is nominated for Best Visual Effects:

Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson, director and producer, respectively, of Coco, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film:

“We are incredibly honored and grateful to the Academy for this nomination. What began as research trips to Mexico to learn more about the celebration of Día de Muertos, became our film’s story about family, traditions, and honoring our ancestors. The warmth and beauty of Mexico’s people and culture made ‘Coco’ possible, and showed us the benefits of building bridges rather than walls. We were also reminded to keep our loved ones in our minds and in our hearts – something we hope everyone remembers to do. Thank you to the Academy from all of us at Pixar.”

Bobby Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, songwriters of “Remember Me” from Coco, which is nominated for Best Original Song:

“We are so grateful to our collaborators at Pixar for challenging us to write a song that could have so many meanings. Although, in its most authentic form, Remember Me is a very personal song about saying goodbye to those you love, while staying connected through music. We couldn’t be prouder of what these filmmakers have achieved in COCO, a film that has always strived to faithfully portray and celebrate Mexican culture— and we are grateful to the Academy for the recognition!”

Nora Twomey, director of The Breadwinner, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film:

“On behalf of all those who gave their experience, skill and talent to this film, I am absolutely thrilled that the Academy has nominated THE BREADWINNER for Best Animated Feature Film. At a time when women’s voices are coming to the forefront, the story of a young girl using her voice for what she believes in is more relevant than ever. Recognizing stories like Parvana’s helps point to the importance of women and girls being heard around the world.”

Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray, directors of LOU, which is nominated for Best Animated Short Film:

“As artists who struggled with the typical challenges of growing up and fitting in – thinking we were the only ones feeling like outsiders – this nomination is more meaningful than anyone could imagine. This is dedicated to the Lous of the world, who use the power of kindness to change the world for the better, one JJ at a time. Thank you to the Academy, and to Disney and Pixar, and to the entire crew of LOU, without whom this film and this moment would never have happened.”

Tom McGrath, director of The Boss Baby, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film:

“It is truly such a thrill to be honored in a group of such diverse films. This nomination celebrates how much we all loved making The Boss Baby and the love we have for the artists that made it! Thank you, Academy!”

Carlos Saldanha, director of Ferdinand, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film:

“I was just going through airport security when my phone started buzzing!! Thankfully they didn’t stop me and I was able to celebrate!!! I thought they would arrest me for looking like a crazy man laughing and screaming!!! This was truly a team effort and I’m so proud of our amazing team at Blue Sky Studios and Fox!!! We did it!!!! So happy… so happy!!!”

Ruben Östlund, writer and director of The Square, which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film:

“It’s a happy morning today! We are so honored to receive an Academy Award nomination for THE SQUARE. I wanted to make a film about the world we are living in today- about feeling disconnected in our modern world and how we have lost our faith in community. THE SQUARE’s success can help to dispel that- it was a fantastic collaboration with our very international cast including Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West and Terry Notary and our crew spanning several countries– it is the product of a collective. I wanted to make a provocative film that will not only wildly entertain people but also make them reflect – thank you for helping me to share this film with more audiences throughout the world.”

Sebastián Lelio, director and co-writer of A Fantastic Woman, which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film:

“Thank you to the Academy and to everyone who helped make A FANTASTIC WOMAN. At times like this when there is so much adversity and struggling in the world, I hope we can find in each other’s experiences the courage and inspiration to make change. We are honored to represent Chile with this story of love and resilience.”

Hugh Welchman, co-director of Loving Vincent, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film:

“I couldn’t sleep last night… I was so nervous. Loving Vincent is a Polish-UK co-production. It is the not only the first Polish animation feature film nominated for an Oscar, it is the first Polish animation feature film in history animated by a woman, my wife Dorota, I am so proud of her, and grateful to her for including me on this wonderful journey as her co-writer and co-director. Also as a Brit I am very proud that this film is the first animation feature film nomination from Britain that isn’t produced by the national treasure that is Aardman! I am so grateful to the Academy for recognizing and honoring our labor of love, it really makes the world of difference to small films like ours, in amongst these $100m plus studio Goliaths. Really, their decision changes the lives of film makers like us.”

Dorota Kobiela, co-director of Loving Vincent, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film:

“This all started in an attic just before my 30th birthday, when I felt lost about what I was doing with my life. It is unbelievable that it has led to this. I am so proud we are the first Polish animation feature film to be nominated for an Oscar. I am equally proud that this year I am one of two women directors nominated in this category, which until now only had 4 women nominated out of 72 directors nominated. Maybe this is the year that we can start to change this imbalance. Most of all I am proud of my painters (over 60% of whom were women), my actors and my crew. They believed in an undertaking that many considered crazy- to paint an entire film in oil-paints on canvas by hand. I am a small part at the head of a great team of dreamers! Our dreams were sustained by Vincent, so I wish he was here so I could thank him too!”

Ildikó Enyedi, director of On Body and Soul, which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film:

“ON BODY AND SOUL is a movie about two everyday people whose lives are illuminated by the power of dreams. That such a tender film about the human condition is nominated for an Academy Award — my first film in nearly two decades, and in a year where so many exceptional women are being honored for their work behind-the-camera — humbles me. I am so proud to be representing Hungary in the Oscar race.”

Andrey Zvyagintsev, director of Loveless, which is nominated for Best foreign Language Film:

“We are absolutely thrilled by this recognition from the Academy. It means a great deal to us as filmmakers and it encourages us to continue to tell the stories that move us, in the way we want to tell them. I hope that our nomination will bring audiences into theaters when we open LOVELESS in February.”

Agnès Varda and JR, directors of Faces Places, which is nominated for Best Documentary Feature:

“JR and I have made our film FACES PLACES to be seen, shared and loved.
We felt good to have been chosen in the medium-short list of 15 documentaries of some quality… But, being chosen in the short-short list of 5 films makes us feel good-good!
And it also means that we are now in competition with 4 other good-good films. The competition is not that funny, but it’s the way it goes. Whatever happens, we will enjoy the party. For French artists it is an honour anyway.”

Feras Fayyad, director of Last Men in Aleppo, which is nominated for Best Documentary Feature:

I’m incredibly humbled by this nomination — a first for a feature length documentary or narrative film from Syria. LAST MEN IN ALEPPO has always been about telling the stories of the White Helmets. The work they do is truly heroic and this recognition is a salute to their bravery and a testament to humanitarians around the world. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing our film and helping to shine a light on the war crimes and ongoing tragedy in Syria.”

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