When the nominations for the upcoming 2017 Oscars were announced on Tuesday morning, celebrities who were nominated almost immediately started reacting to the news.
The 89th annual Academy Awards, which will take place on Feb. 26, has the most diverse group of nominees in over a decade, with 7 people of color nominated in the acting categories. "La La Land" led the pack with a record-tying 14 nominations.
Here's how stars reacted to the 2017 Oscar nominations:
Social media reactions:
Michael Shannon, nominated for Best Supporting Actor ("Nocturnal Animals"):
"I am thrilled! Loved making this film. I would work with Tom anytime, anywhere. Jake and Aaron and Karl made it easy for me. Nice to get some good news in the midst of all the carnage, so to speak."
Taylor Sheridan, nominated for Best Original Screenplay ("Hell Or High Water"):
"There are goals and there are dreams — this is obviously the latter. It is an extreme honor for this film to be recognized by the Academy. It is also a testament to the artistry of David Mackenzie, Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, my partner-in-crime Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham and the rest of the tremendous cast. I offer my deepest gratitude to Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn, Sidney Kimmel, Neil Meyer, Jenny Wood, Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank, and everyone at CBS Films, Oddlot and Lionsgate. I also want to give a special thank you to my friend and mentor, Peter Berg, as well as to Tobias Schleisser, the first to believe in this story."
Brian Oliver, producer of "Hacksaw Ridge," nominated for Best Picture:
"Congratulations to Andrew, all of our filmmakers and especially Mel for bringing this true story about love, family, and most of all forgiveness. Thank you to the team at Lionsgate for helping share the incredible journey of Desmond's life. This film is what our country needs right now to unite Americans to stand up for what is right and not give in to hate and discrimination."
Mahershala Ali, nominated for Best Supporting Actor ("Moonlight"):
"I'd like to thank the Academy for this humbling recognition. I'm so proud to have had the opportunity to contribute in some small way to both Moonlight and Hidden Figures. I'd also like to congratulate my friends, colleagues and cast mates who have been acknowledged through the nominations of both of these films. The most one can ask for in this work is to have a presence in projects that entertain and yet still hold a space to educate, inform and uplift. And for that, I am truly grateful."
Kenneth Lonergan, nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay ("Manchester By The Sea"):
"I'm really overwhelmed. Thank you, Academy members. Thank you and congratulations, wonderful, wonderful cast, producers and crew. It's such an honor to be counted alongside our fellow nominees and all the really extraordinary movies that came out this year. We tried to make a movie about people standing by each other no matter what; thank you to everyone who let us try, and to everyone out there trying to tell the truth about what it is to be a human being."
Andrew Garfield, nominated for Best Actor ("Hacksaw Ridge"):
"I am overwhelmed by my inclusion in this list of actors, for these awards that have meant SO much to me since I was a kid watching at home and fantasizing about being in that room as an Academy Award Nominee one day. It is such an honor. No combination of words can come close to describing how surreal this feels nor how grateful I am. I'm also so proud of Mel Gibson being recognized as the great filmmaker he is; Bill Mechanic and David Permut for their best picture nomination; our editor John Gilbert and our genius sound team led by Kevin O'Connell. But mostly, I'm profoundly moved that Desmond Doss is becoming a household name and the virtues of his character are being felt deeply by audiences around the world. He was a personification of humility, compassion, authenticity and love. He showed up as his true self in a world deeply wounded and in need of healing. And he brought his particular cargo to a world that was crying out for it. May we all show up as our true selves in this wounded time and do the healing we are each uniquely called to do."
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