"Today is a Great Day," Harvey Weinstein Talks About his Studio's 14 Nominations! 


Harvey Weinstein is ecstatic! His studio received 14 nominations total for "The Artist," "My Week with Marilyn," "The Iron Lady," "W.E.," and "Undefeated." Here's what the uber-producer is saying about all his Oscar love:

Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company
The art of performing in a silent movie is a lost process, and I have to thank the director and brilliant ensemble of actors in The Artist. We wouldn't be here today without their talent. The Artist is a love letter to classic American cinema, and today the Academy gave us a love letter back.

Special congratulations also goes to Meryl Streep from The Iron Lady, Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh from My Week With Marilyn, and to all of our other film nominees including best documentary Undefeated. Today is a great day for celebrating creative courage, visionary talent, and the power of independent cinema to inspire, to entertain, and to move people in all kinds of new and exciting ways.

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Over the Moon! Oscar Nominations Comments from "W.E." and "Undefeated"  


Madonna's "W.E." received a Best Costume Design nomination for Arianne Phillips and here's what the designer says about her nod:

W.E.
Arianne Phillips (Nominee Costume Design)
I am gobstopped, just speechless completely over the moon with excitement. So thrilled for the recognition not only for myself but for my brave and fearless director, Madonna and my amazing crew.

And here's Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin talking about their Best Documentary (Feature) nomination for their fantastic film, "Undefeated":

UNDEFEATED
Dan Lindsay / TJ Martin (Nominees Documentary, Feature)
It's an honor to be recognized amongst these amazing filmmakers. We are thrilled for everyone who was involved in making this film especially the North Memphis community who opened their homes to us and trusted us in telling their story. Now we actually have to acknowledge that this is really happening.

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Extremely Humbling! What Gary Oldman Says About His Oscar Best Actor Nomination! 


I enjoyed meeting Gary Oldman (check out my interview with the actor for "Tinker Tailor" below) and his Best Actor Oscar nod is definitely deserving! Here's what he says about his nomination:

“This afternoon in Berlin I learned that I was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor. You may have heard this before, but it has never been truer than it is for me today; it is extremely humbling, gratifying, and delightful to have your work recognized by the Academy, and to join the celebrated ranks of previous nominees and colleagues. Amazing.”
---Gary Oldman, Berlin

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It's a Shot in the Arm! Check Out Christopher Plummer's Comments About His Best Supporting Actor Nomination 


Just a heads up, I'm rooting for Christopher Plummer to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Beginners." Sure, it's a "career award" for him, but watch the movie and you will see a portrayal of a deeply conflicted man who suddenly finds freedom after coming out of the closet.

Here's what Plummer says about his Oscar nomination:

“It’s a shot in the arm for a young kid of 82 to receive an Academy Award nomination this morning. My gratitude to writer/director Michael Mills, the Academy, and to everyone involved with Beginners.”
-Christopher Plummer

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Awww...A Posthumous Honor for "Tinker Tailor" Writer, Bridget O'Connor! What Her Husband Say About Their Nomination! 


Here is Peter Straughan talking about their nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." His wife, fellow nominee Bridget O'Connor, died of cancer in 2010 but adapted majority of the film.

“I'm stunned and thrilled to hear about the nomination. I wish more than anything in the world that my wife Bridget O'Connor - who did the lion's share of the adaptation - could be here to enjoy this moment. She would be so happy and so proud. I'm going to go and meet my daughter now and tell her how clever her mother was!”
-Peter Straughan, Best Adapted Screenplay, TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY

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