Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. There were some surprises and some upsets, but those who got nominated are literally over the noon.
Here are what some of the nominees had to say:
"I am completely surprised and elated. Rob Marshall is not only a genius but an absolute joy to work with. I woke up every morning excited to collaborate with this amazingly talented group of actors. Filming this movie was such a special experience and to be nominated for this role makes me so happy."
--Penelope Cruz on being nominated for Best Supporting Actress for 'Nine'
"I was asleep like a little tiny baby," the first-time nominee said in a telephone interview on the Today show Tuesday. "I think it's just so big that maybe when I am about 74, I'll have that moment in a grocery store with my walker and go, 'Oh, my God! This year has been mind-blowingly amazing!'"
--Sandra Bullock on being nominated for Best Actress for 'The Blind Side'
"What an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award.
God blessed us"
--Mo'Nique tells Hollyscoop on being nominated for Best Actress for 'Precious'
"I am proud and grateful to stand with these women who have given such a range of beautiful, indelible performances this year!"
--Meryl Streep on being nominated for Best Actress for 'Julie & Julia'
"I'm very happy and honored for Christopher, myself and our film. I think Tolstoy himself would have been perplexed by all this, but, Sofya his wife would have been over the moon. So in that spirit, I am too."
--Helen Mirren on being nominated for Best Actress for 'The Last Station'
"I thought I was managing my expectations, but on hearing the news I discovered new and unfamiliar vocal tones. Perhaps I should do another musical."
--Colin Firth on being nominated for Best Actor for 'A Single Man'
"This is more exhilarating than I could have ever imagined. What a tremendous honor from the academy – a blazing stamp in the passport of an artist that can never be taken away and will always be cherished."
--Jeremy Renner on being nominated for Best Actor for 'The Hurt Locker'
"I'd love to say that 140 characters couldn't cover how I'm feeling right now but I'm honestly speechless."
--Anna Kendrick via Twitter on being nominated for Best Supporting Actress for 'Up in the Air'
The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. For more info check out Oscars.org