Dunst, Miranda, Cumberbatch and Questlove react to Oscar nods | Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nominations for the upcoming Oscars were announced Tuesday. The awards show will take place on March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Several of the nominees shared their reactions to the recognition.

“I knew I would have so much more joy if we were both nominated. It’s like a storybook, like a fairy tale. It’s very special. I thought it would be really cute if they did that. I felt like a grandma about it. I am so much happier to be able to fully celebrate. – Kirsten Dunst, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Power of the Dog.” She won the nomination along with her fiancé Jesse Plemons, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the same film.

“I’m afraid I was up for it (the 5 a.m. announcements). I just decided to do it, and it wasn’t a regrettable decision, I’m really, really glad I did. It was a truly nerve-wracking and ultimately rewarding morning. — Andrew Garfield, nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Tick, Tick…BOOM!”

“I feel like I have dust on my back that is finally starting to come clean. I feel a little lighter. That chip is on my shoulder and yeah, it’s a historic moment. It’s really, it will be documented, even after I leave this planet, it will still be documented in the history books. And so it really is a blessing. – Troy Kotsur, Best Supporting Actor nominee for “CODA “. He is the second deaf actor to receive an Oscar nomination.

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“The reason why at the end of the day I’m really happy about this celebration, especially with this Oscar nomination, is that my only intention with this film was to restore history. Time plays such a role. important in this whole journey since 1969, which was kind of a pivotal year in our development to the fact that we can watch so many artists on the brink of their greatness.—Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, including “Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” is nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

“It’s a big deal for me… Tammy was a completely different experience for me, an incredibly joyful experience and one that showed that strength also lies in vulnerability, fragility and sensitivity. So that means a lot to me… to have done something that’s recognized in this way, it’s really, really fulfilling.- Jessica Chastain, Best Actress nominee for ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’.

“It’s an amazing, humbling moment, and 12 is my new favorite number. … When I first saw the movie, I thought, wow, I’ve never watched one of my own performances (like this) where my director saw me and what I tried to give him and achieved the best of my intentions.” – Benedict Cumberbatch, nominated for Best Actor for “The Power of the Dog,” alongside its director, Jane Campion.The film scored 12 nods.

“I’ve been drinking champagne all day, so bear with me…I’ve always pretended to superstitiously walk away when things like this are announced. And this year, I thought, f(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk), I know perfectly well when they’re going to be announced, I’m just going to organize myself and watch it. … We took the kids out of school at 8 and watched. I thought for me it was definitely a long shot but I had the fantasy, the hope that maybe Jessie (Buckley) would be nominated. And she was the first name announced in any category and I burst into tears. – Maggie Gyllenhaal, nominated for the adapted screenplay of her first writer-director “The Lost Daughter,” which also received nominations for Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Supporting Actress (Buckley).

“To me, what that really represents is just… the joy of being recognized by other people who are doing this very difficult thing, which is making music and making movies. And you know, the academy voters are all artists like me. So I’m really happy about that.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose song “Dos Oruguitas” from the animated movie “Encanto” is nominated for Best Original Song .

“You start in the preseason, put together a good game plan, work hard all season, hope to make it to the playoffs, then make it to the big dance. Now we are in the big dance. It makes it seem like all the hard work is paying off. It’s a beautiful thing.” – director Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose film “King Richard” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Editing and the original song.

“It is truly beyond special that such a deeply personal story receives this recognition from the academy, I am lucky, honored and grateful. It was an emotional and magical day for everyone involved. – Kenneth Branagh, who has won the Best Director nomination for “Belfast”.

“We got an almost 50-50 split in our reviews, which if you think about it, is kind of perfect for the times we live in. But the popular response has been overwhelmingly positive indeed. So, so, no, I wasn’t expecting anything but, you know, the wave of support for the film led me to believe that maybe we could get something. So it was definitely a great morning. — Adam McKay, whose “Don’t Look Up” received a Best Picture nomination.

“I have an 8-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter, and they’re big fans of Andrew Garfield. And when they heard ‘Lunana’ was nominated, the first thing they asked me was Summer: ‘Are we going to meet Spider-Man?’ But you know, it’s so surreal… I hope I don’t wake up tomorrow and realize it was all just a dream. – Pawo Choyning Dorji, writer-director of “Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom”, nominated for an international feature film.

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