Official Statements from "Up in the Air's" Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick About Their Oscar Nominations 


"Up in the Air" received 6 Oscar nominations today including Best Picture, Best Actor for George Clooney, Best Director for Jason Reitman, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress for Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. (Check the complete Oscar nominations list right here)

Here are official statements from the nominated actresses:

FROM VERA FARMIGA, Academy Award nominee for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

“I am deeply honored and humbled by this recognition and truly grateful to the Academy for their support of Up In The Air. I feel my nomination is due, in large part, to the phenomenal work of George, Anna and Jason on this film and it is especially moving to receive my first nomination in their company.”

FROM ANNA KENDRICK, Academy Award nominee for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

“I am thrilled beyond words to be nominated with these talented and inspiring women. Being involved in a film as special as Up in the Air was a dream come true. I am overwhelmed and honored by this nomination and am so grateful to be able to share this experience with George, Vera and Jason.”

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Jeff Bridges and Fellow "Crazy Heart" Oscar Nominees Talk About Their Nominations! 


"Crazy Heart" from Fox Searchlight received 3 Oscar nominations including a Best Actor nod for Jeff Bridges, Best Supporting Actress for Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Best Original Song for T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham.

The following are their official statements about their nominations:

Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

“I’m so grateful to have the honor of a fifth Oscar nomination, but to share this with my Crazy Heart colleagues T Bone and Ryan and my amazing co-star Maggie is truly special – this film is near and dear to my heart and theirs. I want to thank the Academy for being so kind to me for the past 40 years, and I want to thank my director Scott Cooper for helping bring Bad Blake to life, and to my wonderful wife Sue for being there for me the past 33 years. Today is filled with blessings.”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, CRAZY HEART

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

“I am thrilled...beyond thrilled. I was completely surprised, overwhelmed and overjoyed this morning when I heard about the nomination. I am so proud of this movie. Working with Jeff was amazing. He opened me up and pushed me so far. I'd love to keep making movies with him over and over again. Scott Cooper wrote such a beautiful script and was so full of love and strength as a director. I am honored and overjoyed!”

T Bone Burnett, CRAZY HEART

MUSIC, ORIGINAL SONG – “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)”

“All of us who worked on Crazy Heart are so proud of this film and are incredibly thankful that audiences are embracing it and that reaction from critics and the film industry has been so overwhelmingly positive. To receive an Academy Award nomination, along with Ryan Bingham, Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal, is a great honor and further validates our belief in this film. I am personally very grateful to the Academy for this recognition of our work.”

Ryan Bingham, CRAZY HEART

MUSIC, ORIGINAL SONG – “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)”

"Being a part of CRAZY HEART has been the experience of a lifetime, and I never could have imagined when I first started writing 'The Weary Kind" that it would have led to such an honor from the Academy. I couldn't have asked to work with a more amazing and talented group of people on my first film. I feel both privileged and excited to share this Oscar nomination today along with T Bone Burnett, Jeff Bridges, and Maggie Gyllenhaal."

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Mo'Nique, Gabourey Sidibe Talk About their Oscar Nominations 


"Precious" received 6 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Directing for Lee Daniels, Best Supporting Actress for Mo'Nique, and Best Actress for Gabourey Sidibe.

(Check the complete Oscar nominations list right here)

Below please find Gabourey Sidibe’s statement:

"I am so excited and honored to be recognized by the Academy and included in such a remarkable group of actors. I'm very proud of my film, my cast and extremely grateful to Mr. Daniels for the incredible opportunity to play Precious." Gabourey Sidibe

Below please find Mo’Nique’s statement:

“What an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award. God bless us”. Mo’Nique

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"Up," "Princess and the Frog" Official Statements from Oscar Nominees 


"Up" received 5 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, while "Princess and the Frog" scored two nominations.

Disney sent us these official statements:

UP - ANIMATED, BEST PICTURE, SOUND EDITING, ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY & ORIGINAL SCORE

"We are humbled and grateful to the Academy. Being nominated among these remarkable animated films is such an amazing privilege. On top of that, to be honored as one of the best pictures of the year is just mind-blowing. It’s truly been a long, wonderful ride getting here, and with all sincerity it really does feel like we’re floating on air."

- Pete Docter (Director/Writer) and Jonas Rivera (Producer)

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG - ANIMATED & ORIGINAL SONG (2)
"This rare honor is a thrill, not only for us, but for the 400 or more artists who gave so much of their talents in bringing classical hand-drawn Disney animation in (The Princess and the Frog) back to the big screen."

- Directors Ron Clements and John Musker

“This is a great moment for all of us in the animation community, and we’re all so incredibly proud that ‘UP’ has been nominated by the Academy in three key categories, especially the ‘Best Picture’ category. This milestone achievement is a great tribute to the filmmaking talents of director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera, and the entire team at Pixar, who worked so hard to create such wonderfully entertaining characters, and develop an original story that was filled with emotion, humor, adventure, and excitement. We’re equally proud that ‘The Princess & the Frog,’ our latest hand-drawn animated feature from Disney, has been recognized in the ‘Best Animated Feature Film,’ and 'Best Song' categories. With its fantastic animation, original characters, memorable music, and beautiful artistry, it ranks along with the Studio’s very best efforts.”

- John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, Executive Producer, Up, Princess and The Frog

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"A Serious Man," "Coraline" Official Statements for Oscar Nominations 


"A Serious Man" and "Coraline" from Focus Features received Oscar nominations today. "A Serious Man" scored Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay nominations while "Coraline" received Best Animated Feature nomination.

Here are statements from the nominees:

"We are very happy to have received these nominations and would like to thank the Academy and everyone that made this film possible – a special thanks to Focus Features and Working Title Films. Thank you very much."

- Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Nominees: Best Picture; Original Screenplay - A SERIOUS MAN
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"I feel very lucky and very grateful that Coraline is nominated. There were more excellent animated features released in 2009 than in any year before, so being included makes all of us from LAIKA and Focus Features very proud. And the diversity of the nominees in both storytelling and animation techniques gladdens my heart: The Princess and the Frog and The Secret of Kells, done in hand-drawn animation; Coraline and Fantastic Mr. Fox, in stop-motion; and Up, in glorious CG. It's a great day for me, my family, and for all of us on Coraline – and a great day for animated feature films."

- Henry Selick
Director/Screenwriter/Producer, CORALINE (Best Animated Feature Film)
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"This is a great honor, especially in a year in which I'm so involved with the Oscars. Coraline is a special film; like many, a hard film to get made and thus it's rewarding to see it accorded our industry's highest recognition. Kudos to Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman and to all the LAIKA and Focus people."

- Bill Mechanic
Producer, CORALINE (Best Animated Feature Film)
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"To know that LAIKA's first movie has been embraced by members of the Academy is a great honor for us. This nomination is a tribute to the unique vision of director Henry Selick and to the passion and talent of the crew who worked closely alongside him, bringing Coraline's world to life with such imagination. We're all extremely proud of today's nomination and want to thank the Academy for this recognition."

- Claire Jennings
Producer, CORALINE (Best Animated Feature Film)
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"In an exceptional year for animation, the Academy's nomination of Coraline for Best Animated Feature Film is especially meaningful. All of us at LAIKA are deeply proud of Henry's inspirational direction, our cast's outstanding performances, and the countless contributions of our brilliant artists and visionaries. We remain grateful to the Academy for this extraordinary honor."

- Travis Knight

President/CEO of LAIKA and Lead Animator, CORALINE (Best Animated Feature Film)
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"It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with an Academy Award nomination for Coraline. It is a tribute to the hundreds of talented artists and technicians who contributed to the making of the film. This nomination is for them, and to them I extend my sincere thanks."

- Mary Sandell
Producer, CORALINE (Best Animated Feature Film)

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