Let the Oscar nominations morning celebrations commence!
This year's nominees were officially unveiled on Tuesday, January 24 during a live presentation hosted by Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid. Winners will be announced during the 96th Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and airing live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
In the meantime, following the announcement, many of this year's nominees — including a number of first-time Oscar nominees — reacted to their nominations. Below, A.frame has rounded up all those reactions.
Bradley Cooper, 'Maestro' (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay)
"We are all so grateful to be recognized along all of these incredible works of art this year. And the performances from every actor who I so admire. Thank you to Jamie, Alex & Nina Bernstein for allowing their parents' story to be out there in the world and thank you to the Academy. We are very honored to be included."
Colman Domingo, 'Rustin' (Best Actor in a Leading Role)
"To be amplified for my work for portraying this American Hero is everything to me. When my name is called, so is BAYARD RUSTIN's. What an extraordinary honor. My heart is bursting with joy."
Paul Giamatti, 'The Holdovers' (Best Actor in a Leading Role)
"I'm genuinely flabbergasted by this morning's news. It's such an incredible honor to be acknowledged by the Academy like this. And such an amazing thrill to be a part of such a wonderful Hollywood tradition. I'm so happy for this beautiful film, for the entire cast and incredible crew, for the great folks at Focus, for our producer Mark Johnson, writer David Hemingson, and my Holdovers family, Da'Vine and Dominic. Alexander Payne has been an incredible friend and collaborator, and I will be forever grateful to him for giving me the kind of role every actor hopes to play. My love and thanks to everyone!"
Jeffrey Wright, 'American Fiction' (Best Actor in a Leading Role)
"My thanks to the Academy for this recognition not only of my work, Cord's, Sterling's and Laura's but the work of everyone who poured their talent into our film. We did this together. We loved making American Fiction. We thought it might be special. To be included among the other nominees this year is a beautiful acknowledgment of our efforts to make it so. And thank you to MRC, T-Street and Orion/Amazon/MGM for walking the walk with us, so that our film could be made, seen and touch others the way it touched us. 'Let them love all of you.'"
Annette Bening, 'Nyad' (Best Actress in a Leading Role)
"I'm thrilled and over the moon with excitement to be nominated for an Academy Award alongside my partner in the film, NYAD, Jodie Foster. Onward!!!"
Lily Gladstone, 'Killers of the Flower Moon' (Best Actress in a Leading Role)
"I am so deeply grateful to the Academy for this unparalleled honor. It has been a great blessing in and of itself to be a working actor at all, and to get to tell a story like Killers of the Flower Moon” is beyond what I could have ever hoped for. I both share and owe this moment to the incomparable Martin Scorsese, who honored the voices and wishes of the Osage Nation with such fortitude, and to my gracious and legendary co-stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, and especially Leonardo DiCaprio. His immense, exceptional talent and heart made this possible, I am forever a proud and grateful friend. I also want to acknowledge the rest of the amazing cast and crew that I was lucky enough to work with, including so many talented Osage and Indigenous artists, advocates, activists, leaders and storytellers. Indigenous excellence shaped this magnificent film, both in front of and behind the camera, at all levels of production. It's all the more sweet to get to share this honor with the legendary Six Nations Cayuga and Mohawk musician Robbie Robertson, Osage Nation composer Scott George, Marty, Bob, Thelma Schoonmaker, Jacqueline West, Rodrigo Prieto, Jack Fisk and all who were a part of bringing this difficult and necessary story to fruition on such a masterful scale. A heartfelt congratulations to Annette, Sandra, Carey and Emma — you are all astounding and inspire me endlessly…I struggle to believe I’m in your company. To each of these humans, I say Iitaamiiksistsikomiit; I hope you all enjoy this beautiful day.”
Carey Mulligan, 'Maestro' (Best Actress in a Leading Role)
"We poured so much love and joy into Maestro. I'm brimming with gratitude today and huge pride for the rest of the Maestro team! Thank you to Bradley for handing me this gift of a role and an experience. I fiddled with Felicia's lighter all morning, keeping the point of all of this close to my heart. I'm so grateful to the Academy — we are going to have the best time ever dressing up and paying tribute to this extraordinary couple."
Emma Stone, 'Poor Things' (Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Picture)
"11 nominations for Poor Things feels like a surreal dream. I am beyond grateful to the Academy for including me as both an actress and producer among this group of exceptional nominees and for recognizing our film in so many categories. Congratulations to Mark, Tony, Robbie, Holly, Blackfish, Nadia & Mark, Jerskin, Shona, James, Szusza, Andrew, Ed, and the captain of our ship, Yorgos Lanthimos on their nominations, as well as Searchlight Pictures and all of those in front of and behind the camera who brought this film to life. The team of artists who contributed to Poor Things gave it everything and I am forever thankful for the opportunity to play Bella and see the world through her eyes. She has shown me that life is so much more than just sugar and violence. And to Lily, Carey, Sandra, and Annette. It's the biggest honor just to be in your company."
Robert De Niro, 'Killers of the Flower Moon' (Best Actor in a Supporting Role)
"It was a privilege and a joy to work with Marty Scorsese, Leo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and the full cast and crew of Killers of the Flower Moon. It was also a mission for us. We committed to honestly and sensitively representing the history and spirit of the Osage People. To Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear and the entire Osage Nation, thank you for trusting us with your story."
Robert Downey Jr., 'Oppenheimer' (Best Actor in a Supporting Role)
"Waking up to all of these nominations for Christopher Nolan and his many talented collaborators is an absolute delight. It's been the honor of a lifetime to be part of the cinematic masterpiece that is Oppenheimer, and it's a privilege to be an Academy member nominated alongside such esteemed company."
Emily Blunt, 'Oppenheimer' (Best Actress in a Supporting Role)
"I'm completely overcome and overjoyed!
Weak legged and immensely grateful for this moment.
It goes without saying that this staggering film has changed my life.
Colossal congratulations to my OppenHomies who ALL blew the doors off the place in their fields… we are a family in this so to raise a glass alongside my friends is a euphoric feeling indeed."
Danielle Brooks, 'The Color Purple' (Best Actress in a Supporting Role)
“My heart is so full from the Academy's recognition for my work as Sofia. It's one thing to dream of this occasion but to have it actually happen is mind blowing. This role demanded a lot from me mentally and physically because of the emotional complexity Sofia carries, but I would do it over and over again in a heartbeat because the importance of this character is so crucial to humanity, to who we all are, to learning to stand up for ourselves and get back up when the world pushes us down. What I love about playing Sofia is how she taught me that I am worthy, and I hope others can relate to that as well because we all deserve to feel like we have a place in this world. It's been a journey to get to this moment: from being at Juilliard scraping pennies together to take the subway to any local theatre audition I could get, to playing this role on Broadway and being Tony nominated, to auditioning for this film then having Ms. Oprah pass the baton to me, and to now being Oscar nominated. I am overcome with happiness and gratitude. I stand on the shoulders of every incredible person that worked on this film and am extremely grateful to the Academy for this honor."
America Ferrera, 'Barbie' (Best Actress in a Supporting Role)
"I'm stunned and so moved to be nominated among the brilliant artists who have done beautiful and important work this year. And I'm so proud to get to bring Latiné representation to this year's Academy Awards, along with my fellow Latiné nominees. May the diversity of voices acknowledged by the Academy continue to grow! I'm thrilled to celebrate my phenomenal Barbie family and all their achievements. Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie made history and raised the bar with Barbie. The cultural and industry impact they've achieved will be felt for generations and I'm so thankful to them for asking me to be a part of it."
Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, 'Nimona' (Best Animated Feature Film)
"We couldn't be more thrilled to receive this Oscar nomination for Nimona! They say it takes a village, but in the case of the tumultuous journey of getting Nimona to the screen, it took many villages over eight years. This nomination is such a wonderful celebration of the hard work, passion, and belief so many people had in making this film a reality, and an incredible acknowledgment of typically underserved communities in animation, especially the LGBTQ+ community. For seeing the power in this story of acceptance and the need to be seen for your true self, we want to thank the Academy for recognizing that this film was truly a labor of love."
Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' (Best Animated Feature)
"Coming in as new directors for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, we were entrusted with continuing to tell Miles' story in our own style and worked diligently alongside the many artists and production crew to bring something truly unique and original to the Spider-Verse. We are elated for our work on this film to be acknowledged by the Academy and are thankful to our entire crew for going on this adventure with us."
Avi Arad, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, and Christina Steinberg, 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' (Best Animated Feature)
"It is an incredible honor to have Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse honored by the Academy. Over 1,000 artists and crew put their hearts and souls into making this movie something that looked, sounded and felt like the unexpected. To see Miles Morales' story be embraced by audiences who see themselves in him is a true honor and to have the Academy embrace it in such a way affirms its impact on our culture and on the art form."
Edward Lachman, 'El Conde' (Best Cinematography)
"I am so appreciative that my crew, Pablo Larraín, Fabula Productions, and Netflix have been honored with this recognition for all of our work."
Rodrigo Prieto, 'Killers of the Flower Moon' (Best Cinematography)
"I'd like to thank the Cinematographer's Branch of the Academy for this amazing recognition. I am in gratitude to Martin Scorsese for trusting me to help tell this important story. Thank you to Apple Films for their unwavering support and to the Osage, who graciously shared their culture and history with us. I share this nomination with my excellent camera, grip, and electric crew."
Matthew Libatique, 'Maestro' (Best Cinematography)
"This is an honor that will never get old. Thank you to all my fellow cinematographers in the Academy for bestowing this high honor. Thank you to the intrepid crew of Maestro and most of all thank you to Bradley Cooper for bringing me aboard this beautiful journey."
Ellen Mirojnick, 'Oppenheimer' (Best Costume Design)
"I'm ecstatic to receive my first Oscar nomination, it is a dream come true! Having the privilege to work alongside Chris Nolan and the entire Oppenheimer team has been one of the greatest thrills of my career. I am over the moon. Thank you, thank you."
Holly Waddington, 'Poor Things' (Best Costume Design)
"Thank you to Yorgos Lanthimos for taking me on this wild journey. It's been the opportunity of a lifetime. I had the great privilege of working with such a wonderfully talented cast and creative team!"
Jonathan Glazer, 'The Zone of Interest' (Best Directing, Best Adapted Screenplay)
"Thank you to the Academy for recognising The Zone of Interest. We're humbled by these five nominations. Thank you on behalf of everyone in Poland, Germany and the UK who came together over the nine years it took. Especially Ewa Puszczynska, our producer partner in Poland where the film was shot. To A24, Film4, Access and the Polish Film Institute who walked the walk throughout. To Dr. Piotr Cywinski and all at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum who were so collaborative.
The film is trying to ask questions about modern humanity and empathy. Whether there are people over our wall now, as a group, whose safety or freedom we care about less than our own. We're grateful to the Academy for giving it such visibility."
Martin Scorsese, 'Killers of the Flower Moon' (Best Directing, Best Picture)
"It’s deeply gratifying to receive this recognition from the Academy, for myself and for so many of my collaborators on Killers of the Flower Moon. It was a remarkable experience to make this picture, to work together with the Osage community to tell the story of a genuine American tragedy, hidden in the shadows of official culture for far too long. I only wish that Robbie Robertson had lived to see his work recognized — our many years of friendship and Robbie’s growing consciousness of his own Native heritage played a crucial role in my desire to get this film onscreen."
Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo, 'Bobi Wine: The People's President' (Best Documentary Feature Film)
"We are absolutely delighted that the Academy has recognized Bobi Wine: The People’s President. Bobi and Barbie have been under house arrest as recently as this week, making this nomination a timely reminder of the continued fight for democracy, around the world. This film and this nomination has the power to influence the future of Uganda and its 44 million people living under the current regime. Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support our film."
Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi, 'Bobi Wine: The People's President' (Best Documentary Feature Film)
"It is such a humbling moment to see the story of the Ugandan people's strength and resilience make it to a platform we never dreamed of — the global stage of the Academy Awards! Today the fight for democracy in Uganda and around the world lives on. Thank you for this recognition!"
Kaouther Ben Hania, 'Four Daughters' (Best Documentary Feature Film)
"Thank you so much to The Academy for this tremendous honor. Olfa and her daughters' story resonated with me because it was so complex and fascinating but ultimately needed to be told, and it's a privilege to share their story. To be recognized by the Academy for the second time, and especially by my documentary filmmaker colleagues, is truly incredible, and the entire team is so excited and so grateful."
Mstyslav Chernov, '20 Days in Mariupol' (Best Documentary Feature Film)
"It is an incredible privilege to see 20 Days in Mariupol recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Thank you for this nomination, and congratulations to all the other nominees. It gives me hope that the story of Mariupol and other Ukrainian cities, that are getting attacked every day, will remain in people's hearts."
Kevin Tent, 'The Holdovers' (Best Film Editing)
"There is truly nothing better than being nominated by one's peers. I am incredibly grateful and thrilled beyond belief. Working with Alexander Payne is hands down the best. Our ongoing collaboration truly means the world to me. I know I speak for the whole Holdovers family when I say we couldn't be prouder of our film, how it's been received, and now embraced by the Academy."
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, 'Poor Things' (Best Film Editing)
"Thank you to my director Yorgos Lanthimos for taking me along this fantastic adventure! My best wishes for Yorgos and Emma and all our entire great team!"
Wim Wenders, 'Perfect Days' (Best International Feature Film)
"It's such a great honor for me to represent Japan in the Oscars, the country of my great cinematic master, Yasujiro Ozu. Perfect Days was carried by his spirit, so I couldn't be happier to see it nominated."
J.A. Bayona, 'Society of the Snow' (Best International Feature Film)
"We are so grateful to the Academy for recognizing Society of the Snow with two wonderful nominations today. We are happy to be able to tell this story that, through the power of cinema, aims to show how, in the worst moments, we can give the best of ourselves. I share the Best International Film nomination with the entire Spanish film industry, our Uruguayan, Argentinian and Chilean crew and all the human group behind the society of the snow. Like the Andes odyssey, it has been a collective effort. I share the joy with all of them. Vamo' arriba!"
Ludwig Göransson, 'Oppenheimer' (Best Original Score)
"What a thrill to wake up and see so much of Oppenheimer's cast and crew recognized by our peers in the Academy. I’m very proud to have been on this journey with them, under the sincere and devoted leadership of Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, to realize this triumph of a script. The support and creative freedom we felt from Universal allowed us to be exceptionally focused on the task at hand, and for that I'm profoundly thankful. And to the extraordinary musicians who believed in this score and poured so much of themselves into the process: Thank you. I share this honor with all of you."
Jerskin Fendrix, 'Poor Things' (Best Original Score)
“I'm honoured to be nominated alongside my friends from Poor Things. Making this film has been such an extraordinary artistic journey, and being given the freedom to write music without any creative inhibition, to fully interpret and fall in love with Bella's world, and to work with such talented and kind people has been a true privilege. My gratitude to Yorgos for asking me to write the music for Poor Things is impossible to put into words."
Diane Warren, 'Flamin' Hot' (Best Original Song)
"I'm so excited about being nominated for 'The Fire Inside'!! This song is all about passion. It's the theme song not only for the movie Flamin' Hot but a theme song for dreamers everywhere with that 'Fire Inside' to make their dreams come true."
Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, 'Barbie' (Best Original Song)
"We're excited and grateful beyond words. This really is the highest honour to be recognized by our peers and heroes from the Academy. And in a year of so many extraordinary songs — including those from our incredible fellow Barbie contributors. It's a testament to Greta Gerwig's power to inspire and bring out the very best in everyone around her. Thank you so much."
Jon Batiste, 'American Symphony' (Best Original Song)
"Thank you to the Academy for recognizing 'It Never Went Away.' Making music is an act of survival. There was a stretch of time during which my wife Suleika was in the hospital and we weren't sure she'd make it. This song began as a lullaby, so she could have a restful aura in the hospital room.
Congratulations to my co-writer, Dan Wilson, and thank you to Netflix, Mercury Studios, Higher Ground, and our brilliant director, Matthew Heineman, for sharing our story with the world. We are grateful to be surrounded by love."
Billie Eilish and Finneas, 'Barbie' (Best Original Song)
“We are so incredibly honored to receive a nomination for 'What Was I Made For?' As lifelong fans of film, music in film and the Academy Awards, this means everything to us. We are so grateful to the Academy, its members, and to be recognized alongside so many songwriters that we respect and admire. Our deepest gratitude and thanks go out to the incomparable Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach for their genius vision and execution, the entire Barbie cast and crew, Lucky Chap Entertainment and the Warner Bros. Pictures team. Thank you to Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt for weaving our song into the fabric and heart of this film so well. And a special shout out to Margot Robbie for her incredible foresight as a producer and brilliant performance that resonated with us so profoundly when writing this song. We are truly honored. Thank you."
Mark Johnson, 'The Holdovers' (Best Picture)
"I am truly humbled to find our movie The Holdovers honored with so many nominations in one of the strongest years for movies in some time. Alexander Payne's singular vision compelled us all to forge a complicated movie that embraces what we all have in common with one another and sends the audience out into the light of both forgiveness and compassion. We cannot thank the Academy enough for taking to heart a movie that reminds us of what it is to be both painfully and gloriously human."
David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon, 'Past Lives' (Best Picture)
"We are so honored that The Academy recognized Past Lives, the bold and original first film of Celine Song, an important new voice in filmmaking. This nomination validates the hard work of many crafts people and artists in New York, our home, and Seoul. We are grateful to our partners at A24 in their continued support of courageous filmmaking teams."
Shona Heath, 'Poor Things' (Best Production Design)
"Out of this world! What a feat of genius of Yorgos Lanthimos to put this film together with the help of Element and Searchlight, Bella (Emma Stone) leading the way. It's been a rollercoaster and we are all still hanging on!!"
James Price, 'Poor Things' (Best Production Design)
"Congratulations to our team. Form the art department, set dec, props, construction, model makers, sculptors, greens and beyond. Without each and everyone one of your huge contribution Poor Things would never of been realised."
Misan Harriman, David Oyelowo and Nicky Bentham, 'The After' (Best Live Action Short Film)
"Words cannot describe how incredibly happy we are! David, Nicky and I would like to thank the Academy for recognising this film. We also want to thank our team who all played their part in this labour of love and finally Netflix for giving us the opportunity and platform to reach so many people through the magic of film. Through this film we hope to share the message that it's ok not to be ok."
Tony McNamara, 'Poor Things' (Best Adapted Screenplay)
"I learnt from Bella Baxter that life is a crazy, unexpected but mostly joyous adventure, it certainly feels that way today. Especially the joyous part. I'm humbled to be honored by the Academy and with this amazing group of writers. The entire team on Poor Things are masters of their crafts and it is a humbling honor to be recognized alongside of them this morning."
David Hemingson, 'The Holdovers' (Best Original Screenplay)
"I am thrilled and honored to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay alongside so many amazing films. I'm overjoyed for my good friends and fellow Holdovers, Paul Giamatti, Da'vine Joy Randolph and Kevin Tent. All love and glory to our director, the brilliant Alexander Payne, who made this dream a reality and without whom none of this would have happened. Dominic Sessa: you are a young genius with perfect hair, and I love you. Thanks to Mark Johnson, Focus Features and Miramax, and massive thanks to the Academy for warmly embracing our story of three broken people, stranded on a snowy island, who find love and form a family."
Celine Song, 'Past Lives' (Best Original Screenplay)
"Thank you so much to the Academy for this tremendous recognition — it's such an unbelievable honor. I am overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude. And for my first film... crazy. Some of the experience working on a debut film is secretly questioning if you belong, if people will support your vision. It has been equal parts scary and rewarding to make this film and release it into the world. It is with immense gratitude to those who championed my vision that I now get to be among these giants of screenwriting. Congratulations to my amazing producers — Christine, David and Pam — and A24 for nurturing this film and working tirelessly for it. And thank you to our incredible cast — Greta, Teo and John, our film would not exist without you.
There's an Eastern concept in our film called In-Yun, which is the miraculous connection and love we have with each other just by being in the same place at the same time. It's the result of thousands of lives we've shared before this one. Our entire filmmaking team felt this deeply while making Past Lives. Today's news makes me feel like many of our filmmaking peers felt the same way. Thank you."