Earlier today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Now that the announcement has finally been made, the nominees themselves have been speaking out about being recognized by the Academy. Here are some select quotes from a few of the latest Oscar nominees.
Moonrise Kingdom - Best Original Screenplay - Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
"I was in the car with my family when we heard the news - everyone was so excited! It's a wonderful honor to be nominated among many great films and storytellers - Wes and I are thrilled."
The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Best Animated Feature Film - Peter Lord
"This is amazing! We tried to do something a little different with The Pirates, in terms of tone and comedy, and it's just brilliant that the Academy has responded to it in such a wonderful way."
ParaNorman - Best Animated Feature Film - Sam Fell and Chris Butler
"We are overjoyed that our movie has been Oscar-nominated! We made it with the unending support of brilliant producers and an amazing crew at LAIKA, a unique and cutting-edge studio. On behalf of all of them, we are so proud that the enduring craft of stop-motion has been acknowledged by the Academy -- and that the individuality of Norman himself is being celebrated."
Anna Karenina - Achievement in Costume Design - Jacqueline Durran
"I'm very excited! I'm also very pleased that other members of the Anna Karenina gang were nominated since this film was a collaboration."
- Jacqueline Durran, nominee for Achievement in Costume Design (Anna Karenina)
Anna Karenina - Achievement in Cinematography - Seamus McGarvey
"The director of the film I'm currently working on just texted me. We had a $100 bet that I wouldn't get nominated, but he texted me that he's $100 richer! I'm over the moon!"
- Seamus McGarvey, nominee for Achievement in Cinematography (Anna Karenina)
Anna Karenina - Achievement in Production Design - Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
"Realizing our director Joe Wright's bold and unique vision for Anna Karenina was a challenge, and ultimately a thrill. To have our work recognized by the AMPAS members is an honor, and a joy. We are proud to accept this nomination on behalf of what was a tremendous crew."
- Sarah Greenwood (production designer) and Katie Spencer (set decorator), nominees for Best Production Design (Anna Karenina)
"I am delighted to be nominated, and humbled by being in the company of composers whose work I have admired for so long. For the fourth time, director Joe Wright has inspired me and made sure that I would not miss any of the opportunities that his movie opened up for the music. I feel very grateful towards him."
- Dario Marianelli, nominee for Best Original Score (Anna Karenina)