The Theory of Everything scored five Academy Award nominations on Thursday morning, and the film's leads, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, were both recognized in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories for their portrayals of Stephen and Jane Hawking, respectively.
ET caught up with Oscar nominees just after the big announcement – and they couldn't have been more elated.
"I was fast asleep," Redmayne told ET's Nischelle Turner, adding, "I woke up to this banging on the door!"
"Felicity and I old friends," he explained. "We started in theater together in England... we challenged each other and she's such a ferocious talent."
Jones was equally thrilled by the news.
The 31-year-old-starlet excitedly told ET, "There was a lot of running around and screaming and hyper ventilating at the same time," calling the morning "of those moments you dream of."
And speaking of dreams, the actress is already fantasizing about what to wear on Hollywood's biggest night: "I'm just thinking I've got to try a ton of dresses, I want to find something that's enormous!"
Inside the 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones' Oscar nomination reactions are adorable!
Angelina Jolie and Eddie Redmayne were pictured having a little pow wow ... if only we could've been a fly on the wall. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Jessica Chastain got cozy with another party-goer.(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CCMA)
It was only slightly awkward when Leslie Mann asked Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf in "Frozen," to reenact one of his most famous lines: "Some people are worth melting for." (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
John Krasinski was backstage to present the next award, so he seized the opportunity to run on stage and congratulate his wife, Emily Blunt, as she accepted the Best Actress in an Action Movie Award for "Edge of Tomorrow." (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
It only took a few minutes before someone started taking their clothes off. Tonight, it was host Michael Strahan, who is set to star in "Magic Mike XXL." (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Lobby boy at the Grand Budapest Hotel was just one of many wacky outfits Michael Strahan stepped into throughout the show. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Jared Leto presented Patricia Arquette with the Best Supporting Actress Award for "Boyhood." (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
What a power convo! Jessica Chastain and Chris Pratt gabbed over glasses of champagne. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Michael Strahan channeled his inner (and outer) Gandolf. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Jessica Chastain accepted her MVP award -- the first ever -- from presenter Chris Pratt. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Ellar Coltrane accepted the Best Young Actor Award for "Boyhood," after "lending his childhood" to the film. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Honoree Ron Howard posed with the Louis XIII Genius Award. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Pol Roger Champagne)
Power couple! Jennifer Aniston looked engaged in the show as she sat beside fiancé Justin Theroux. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CCMA)
Recording artist and actor Common accepted a glass of champagne after accepting his Critics' Choice Movie Award for his work on "Selma." (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Pol Roger Champagne)
Patricia Arquette walked arm-in-arm with Jared Leto after he presented her with an award. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Pol Roger Champagne)
Michael Keaton was more than pleased when he won for "Birdman." High fives for everyone! (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CCMA)