“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” leads the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards on Tuesday morning, picking up 11 nominations. While “All Quiet on the Western Front”and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” both trailed behind with nine nominations each. All will face-off for best picture along with “Avatar: The Way of The Water,” “Elvis,” “The Fablemans,” “Tár,” “Women Talking,” “Triangle of Sadness,” and “Top Gun: Maverick.
As the nominees for the categories including: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film, Best Director, and Best Original Song woke up to hear of their nominations the reactions started to pour in.
Hong Chau’s statement following her Academy Award Nomination this morning in the category of “Best Supporting Actress” for her role as Liz in The Whale:
“l am overjoyed by this morning’s news. Being a part of this film was an unforgettable experience, and I share this nomination with the creative and talented people alongside whom I worked on this project. And a big congrats to Brendan, my co-star and dear friend, as well as our amazing hair and makeup team on their nominations this morning. Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition and a special thank you to Darren, A24, and the entire cast and crew of The Whale.” – Hong Chau
Ke Huy Quan’s statement following his Academy Award Nomination this morning in the category of “Best Supporting Actor” for his role as Waymond in Everything Everywhere All At Once:
I cannot even begin to describe how incredible this feeling is to be recognized as an Oscar nominee! Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine this moment. It still doesn’t feel real! Thank you so much to The Academy for this wonderful honor and for believing in our little movie. The outpouring of love and the warm welcome back is something I will cherish forever. To my fellow nominees – I am floored by your work, and I feel very lucky to be standing alongside you today. To my EEAAO family, CONGRATULATIONS! I love you!!! With love and gratitude, Ke
Brendan Fraser’s statement following his Academy Award Nomination this morning in the category of “Best Lead Actor” for his role as Charlie in The Whale:
“I’m absolutely overjoyed and deeply grateful to The Academy for this recognition and for recognizing Hong Chau’s beautiful performance and Adrien Morot’s incredible makeup. I wouldn’t have this nomination without Darren Aronofsky, Samuel D. Hunter, A24 and the extraordinary cast and crew who gave me the gift of Charlie. A gift I certainly didn’t see coming, but it’s one that has profoundly changed my life. THANK YOU!” — Brendan Fraser
Paul Mescal’s statement following his Academy Award Nomination this morning in the category of “Best Lead Actor” for his role as Calum in Aftersun:
This is truly a special moment for everyone involved in Aftersun. To be recognised by the Academy is such an insane honour and I’m so utterly grateful. I want to dedicate this nomination to my two friends Charlotte and Frankie who I love dearly! This is bananas, thank you!
Austin Butler’s statement following his Academy Award Nomination this morning in the category of “Best Lead Actor” for his role as Elvis in Elvis:
“Three years ago I got the role of a lifetime and have been living in a dream ever since. It has been my honor and privilege to take on the role of the icon, father, husband, and son – Elvis Presley. This was a labor of love for everyone involved. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing our film and so many of the creatives involved. I share in this surreal moment with Baz, Catherine, Tom, Olivia, Mandy, Gail and the entire cast and crew of Elvis. To my fellow nominees, your work is inspiring and I am proud to be in this moment with you. My overwhelming gratitude to the Presley family is immeasurable. You opened your arms to me and I will never forget it. No words can describe the profound impact you have had on me. This is a dream I will never forget.” – Austin Butler
Colin Farrell statement following his Academy Award Nomination this morning in the category of “Best Lead Actor” for his role as Pádraic in The Banshees of Inisherin:
“Just so grateful to the Academy for all the love it’s shared with the Banshees cast and crew. Also, beyond honored to be lumped together with my fellow nominees. A heartfelt congratulations to all the lads!”.- Colin Farrell
Brendan Gleeson’s statement following his Academy Award Nomination this morning in the category of “Best Supporting Actor” for his role as Colm in The Banshees of Inisherin:
“What an amazing wake-up call! I’m so proud and grateful to be part of The Banshees of Inisherin on a personal and professional level. I’m absolutely thrilled for the whole brilliant cast and everyone at home. What a day for the Irish film industry on a world stage! Feels like a huge family outing on the cards! Thank you, Academy. Thank you, Martin! Thank you all!” – Brendan Gleeson
Jamie Lee Curtis took to instagram to release a statement following her Academy Award Nomination this morning in the category of “Best Supporting Actress” for his role as Deirdre in Everything Everywhere All At Once:
THIS IS WHAT SURPRISE LOOKS LIKE! One of my oldest besties @debopp texted me at 5:15 that she was sitting in front of my house and did I want company watching the announcements. Debbie Oppenheimer has won an Oscar for the beautiful documentary she made about her mother’s story as one of the kindertransport in the Oscar-winning documentary. Into The Arms Of Strangers : Stories of the Kindertransport. There she was in the pitch black, freezing, cold in a parka. She came in and sat with me as I had sat with her the day she was heading toward the Oscar ceremony, the year she won. We held hands. I didn’t even realize she took pictures. The first is the moment of hearing my name, and then the thrill of my friend, Stephanie’s @stephaniehsuofficial name, and the rest of the nominations and then the best thing of all, a loving embrace for my husband. No filters. No fakery. Just the truth of a moment of joy Captured by a friend. Hey @everythingeverywheremovie we went to 11! — Jamie Lee Curtis (see post here).
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