Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:30:00 GMT | By Reuters

Reaction from key Oscar nominees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations on Thursday for the 86th Academy Awards. Winners will be revealed in Hollywood on March 2. Following is a list of statements from leading nominees:


Leonardo DiCaprio (© Reuters)

LEONARDO DICAPRIO, BEST ACTOR NOMINEE, 'THE WOLF OF WALL STREET'

"I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty, Jonah, Terry as well as this entire cast and crew. 'The Wolf of Wall Street' has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary recognition."

AMY ADAMS, BEST ACTRESS NOMINEE, 'AMERICAN HUSTLE'

"I'm very honored to be nominated alongside such inspiring actresses. Congratulations to the cast and crew of 'American Hustle' and 'Her,' two films that I'm incredibly proud to be a part of."

ALFONSO CUARON, BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEE, 'GRAVITY'

"Thank you Academy for this incredible recognition. These nominations are not just about single achievements, but rather the collective effort of hundreds of dedicated artists who made this dream a reality. ... I am particularly moved by Sandy's (Sandra Bullock) nomination. She is the heartbeat of our film. She immersed herself in the part. And I thank her for her grace, her trust and her dedication to finding the truth of this character."

STEVE MCQUEEN, BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEE, '12 YEARS A SLAVE'

"I'm extraordinarily happy for all the cast and crew of our '12 Years a Slave' family. This has been an amazing ride, and to receive nine nominations from the Academy is testament to all of the hard work. And for that I am truly grateful."

JULIA ROBERTS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS NOMINEE, 'AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY'

"This was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and the recognition from it is an absolutely thrilling bonus. I simply could not be more excited right now."

JUDI DENCH, BEST ACTRESS NOMINEE, 'PHILOMENA'

"This is just the loveliest news. I'm so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that 'Philomena' has been."

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