Meryl Streep, Jordan Peele, Laurie Metcalf and More Stars React to Oscar Nominations

Meryl Streep Jordan Peele Laurie Metcalf Oscar Nomination Reactions
Meryl Streep, Jordan Peele and Laurie Metcalf. Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images; Christopher Polk/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

The biggest night in film is almost here! The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were revealed on Tuesday, January 23, and the stars are ready to celebrate. See the nominees’ reactions below and check out the full list of nominations here.

Meryl Streep, Actress in a Leading Role for The Post

“I am honored beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defense of press freedom, and inclusion of women’s voices in the movement of history,” Streep said in a statement to The Los Angeles Times. “Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers. Thank you from a full heart.”

Octavia Spencer, Actress in a Supporting Role for The Shape of Water

“My heart is bursting with pure elation for the cast and crew of The Shape Of Water,” Spencer said in a statement “Guillermo has given us all a dream job and to be recognized by the Academy is so deeply moving. I am jumping for joy from Park City for all of the nominees this morning! Congratulations everyone.”

Margot Robbie, Actress in a Leading Role for I, Tonya

Robbie’s brother captured her reaction on his Instagram story:

Laurie Metcalf, Actress in a Supporting Role for Lady Bird

“This is like a super day,” the Roseanne star told E! News. “These days don’t happen. This is crazy!”

Tommy Wiseau, Adapted Screenplay for The Disaster Artist

Kobe Bryant, Short Film (Animated) for Dear Basketball

“What?? This is beyond the realm of imagination,” Bryant told Us Weekly in a statement. “It was always expected of me to be in the basketball finals, but never this. It means so much that the Academy deemed Dear Basketball worthy of contention. Thanks to the genius of Glen Keane and John Williams for taking my poem to this level. What an honor to be on this team.”

Gary Oldman, Actor in a Leading Role for Darkest Hour

“Firstly, I want to congratulate my fellow nominees, both in the acting categories and across the board. To be in such company is deeply, genuinely, humbling,” Oldman said in a statement. “To have the chance to play an iconic leader like Winston Churchill at this point in my career, was the opportunity of a lifetime and I am so happy that my colleagues and partners on this wonderful film have also been honored with nominations. I am overjoyed to be nominated, and proud to be part of this wonderful thing known as movie making!”

Mark Bridges, Costume Design for Phantom Thread

“I started the day to the great news that Phantom Thread received six Oscar nominations and Costume Design was one of them,” Bridges said. “I am delighted to be nominated and thrilled to be in the company of my very talented fellow Costume Design nominees!”

Jordan Peele, Directing for Get Out

“What’s the opposite of the Sunken Place?” Peele tweeted on Tuesday morning. “I just spoke to Daniel [Kaluuya.] You know when you’re on the phone trying to disguise the sound of an ugly cry? I failed at that … Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you.”

“Thank you to the academy for recognizing my crew, my cast, and the exceptional and brilliant Daniel Kaluuya. I am so proud of this film; it has been an unbelievable journey for any movie, let alone a horror film that came out a year ago,” Peele added in a statement to Us Weekly. “Thank you for the audience that bought tickets, that told their friends, that kept championing this film. Today, I celebrate not only Get Out, but every voice that is told that they don’t fit the mold, and that they don’t belong. And to all of those who came before me and broke down doors for African-American filmmakers and genre films, I stand on your shoulders with gratitude and a commitment to continue to make room for those who follow.”

The film was also nominated for three other awards: Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Actor in a Leading Role.

Kumail Nanjiani, Original Screenplay for The Big Sick

Aaron Sorkin, Best Adapted Screenplay for Molly’s Game

“This nomination represents the great work of hundreds of people—from STX and our producers to Jessica Chastain and the entire cast and crew,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I couldn’t ask for a greater gang of people with whom to share this incredible honor.”

The Oscars air on ABC on Sunday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET.

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