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Meryl Streep Reacts to 2017 Oscar Nomination With a GIF, Plus La La Land’s Emma Stone, Moana’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Celebrate

Time to party! Shortly after the 2017 Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday, January 24, stars including Emma Stone and Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrated their nods in press statements and on social media. Check out the reactions below, and click here to see the full list of nominees, which includes La La Land‘s historic 14 nods!

Emma Stone and Lin-Manuel Miranda Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images;David Livingston/Getty Images

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Emma Stone, Best Actress for La La Land

“What a morning. I am so grateful for this honor, and I’m so happy to share this feeling with my La La Land family,” Stone said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie. I’m also overjoyed that the movie has connected with audiences in the way it has, and that it’s hopefully bringing a kick in their step to those who watch it. This is beyond any of our wildest imaginings, and we can’t wait to celebrate together.”

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Best Original Song for Moana

“Thank you to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — thank you so much for this honor,” Miranda said in a statement to Us Weekly. “I spent a good chunk of my childhood memorizing Billy Crystal’s musical Oscar monologues, so this is insane. Seeing The Little Mermaid changed my life at nine years old, so to work with its directors Ron Clements and John Musker on Moana has been a dream come true. I share this humbling honor with them, my Moana songwriting partners Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, and the entire Disney family. Congratulations to all this morning’s incredible nominees. And future congratulations to the kids watching the telecast this year, singing along with their favorite songs, performing epic private concerts for the mirror with a comb or a toothbrush microphone. You’re next.”

Meryl Streep, Best Actress for Florence Foster Jenkins

Streep made history with her 20th Oscar nomination. She responded to the accomplishment with a GIF, sent in an email on Tuesday morning. “Please find the following GIF as a statement on behalf of Meryl Streep,” a publicist for Paramount in wrote.


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Natalie Portman, Best Actress for Jackie

“I am so honored by the Academy’s recognition for Jackie, and congratulate Mica and Madeline on their well-deserved nominations. I couldn’t be happier to share this moment with our incredible Director Pablo Larrain and the entire cast and crew who worked so hard on this film. I am also humbled to join Isabelle, Meryl, Ruth and Emma — all incredibly accomplished women I admire very much. Jackie Kennedy was a study in strength, compassion, resilience and integrity and she provided hope for our country at a time when it needed it most. It was one of life’s great honors to be able to portray her on film.”

Isabelle Huppert, Best Actress for Elle

“I am infinitely grateful to the Academy, it is a tremendous joy and honor for me. This film means so much to me and, with this nomination, [director] Paul Verhoeven is also rewarded. I would like to sincerely thank our French producer Saïd Ben Saïd. I am also so grateful to Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and the great, great team from Sony Pictures Classics who supported the film and my work with such confidence from the beginning. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Ruth Negga, Best Actress for Loving

“I am truly humbled by the news this morning, and I thank the Academy for this recognition, which I share with my co-collaborators Jeff Nichols and Joel Edgerton. It has been such an honor to have been given the opportunity to tell the incredible story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who serve as an inspiration that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. The Lovings fought quietly yet tirelessly, and changed the course of American legal history. Today, to be among such extraordinary women — my fellow nominees, my peers with films this year, and the legendary performers whose work of years past has long inspired me … this means a great deal to me.”

Viggo Mortensen, Best Actor for Captain Fantastic

“We have done hundreds of presentations and Q&As, not only in the U.S. but all over the world, but I think that was the only way a movie like this would have stayed in people’s minds,” Mortensen said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “With small movies like this, maybe one each year sneaks in and people say, ‘How the hell did that happen?’ But I think we have more than earned our place.”

Andrew Garfield, Best Actor for 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.”

Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actress for Lion

“I want to thank the Academy for all of the acknowledgments you have given this heartfelt film,” Kidman said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “But most importantly, I want to thank the Brierley family for putting themselves in such a vulnerable place and sharing their story with the world. And thanks to Garth Davis for putting his heart and soul into all of us. Woo hoo!”

Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress for Fences

“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you, Denzel, for being at the helm!” Davis said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.

Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actress for Manchester by the Sea

“Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition. Making this film was incredibly rewarding and none of it would have been possible without the guidance from our fearless leader, Kenneth Lonergan. I am thrilled to share this nomination with Kenny, Casey, Lucas and the rest of the cast, producers and crew. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. It is truly an honor to be included among such amazing women in this category.”

Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor Nominee for 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.”

Jeff Bridges, Best Supporting Actor for Hell or High Water

“Woke up this morning in beautiful Solano Beach after playing a cool gig at the Belly Up with my band the Abiders to find out I’ve been nominated for my performance in Hell or High Water. What a thrill, especially for a movie that is so close to my heart. I really dug playing with Gil, Chris and Ben and being directed by the talented David Mackenzie. And such a great script from Taylor. Woo hoo! Thanks, Academy.”

Michael Shannon, Best Supporting Actor Nominee for 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.”

Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actor for Lion

“OK, so I just received a call to say that I’ve been nominated for an Academy Award… To be totally honest, the news hasn’t made it’s way into my brain yet, but I’m looking at these beautiful smiling faces around me… Faces of the ones I love. And I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. What makes this moment so much more poignant is that I’m in India right now. This enthralling country holds such a deep place in my heart, and it is where Saroo’s journey was born. This film would be nothing without Garth Davis. Without his love, commitment and vision this Lion wouldn’t have been able to roar. To that extent I want to share this incredible feeling with Luke, Grieg, Jenny Kent, Iain, Angie, Emile, Sunny, Nicole, David, Rooney, Divian, Priyanka, the Brierley family as well as the Weinstein Co team. Lion reaffirms the message that love is not dictated by the color of your skin, not by race, gender, sexuality, social status, or origin. It is a message I am proud to be spreading during these uncertain times. This will forever be one of the most memorable experiences of my life.”

Mel Gibson, Best Director for Hacksaw Ridge

“What could be more exciting than listening to the nominations being announced while holding my newborn son! This is a truly wonderful honor. I’m especially happy for Andrew Garfield, our producers Bill Mechanic and David Permut, our editor John Gilbert and our incredible sound teams. The Academy’s recognition of our film is a testament to every single person who worked on Hacksaw Ridge, and to every soldier who made the sacrifices they made to fight for their country, including Desmond Doss.”

Kenneth Lonergan, Best Director for 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.”

John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer, Best Animated Feature for Moana

“Hello, and a grateful ‘Thank you, Academy!’ from Sweden, where we are currently promoting Moana. We’re beyond honored and excited — for the film, for all of our colleagues at Disney Animation, and also for Lin-Manuel and his nomination for ‘How Far I’ll Go,’ which perfectly captured Moana‘s spirit of adventure and exploration.”

Alan Barillaro, Best Animated Short for Piper

“I was watching my kids grow, learn and take brave steps in the journey of growing up when the idea for Piper came to me. Since bringing it out into the world, I have realized Piper is very much like a child to me, and I’ve watched with awe as it has been embraced by audiences worldwide. Now, to be recognized with a nomination is truly humbling. To the Academy, and all those that have helped shepherd Piper along her way, I am truly thankful.”

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