Pride, honor and 'dream come true' for Oscar nominees 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Oscar nominees expressed a mixture of pride, gratitude, honor and thanks on Monday after being shortlisted for the 2020 Academy Awards, which will be presented on February 9 in Hollywood. The following are some reactions, through statements, phone calls and social networks, to the nominations for the awards that will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. - Martin Scorsese, nominated for best director, The Irishman I am honored that our work in 'The Irishman' has been honored by the Academy with these nominations. We put all of us in this image, a true labor of love, and being recognized in this way means a lot to all of us. Joaquin Phoenix, nominated for best actor, Joker I feel honored and honored to have been nominated by my fellow actors. The encouragement of the Academy helped ignite and sustain my career and I am incredibly grateful for that support. I would also like to congratulate my fellow nominees for being recognized for their inspiring performances. They have enriched our art form. Tom Hanks, nominated for best supporting actor, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood I am honored to be included with the caliber of actors like Anthony Hopkins, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and Brad Pitt. It will be a great night. Robert De Niro, (producer) nominated for best film, The Irishman “Bringing 'The Irishman' to the screen was a twelve-year saga that I wanted to do with my friends and work again with Marty (Scorsese), Joe (Pesci) and Al (Pacino). ... It's great that the image has been adopted by the public and now get this recognition from the Academy. I am very happy for everyone involved in the movie. Cynthia Erivo, nominated for best actress and best original song, Harriet Receiving two Oscar nominations for a film that pays tribute to Harriet Tubman, a person whose heart and spirit are the embodiment of courage, makes this morning's news surpass everything he could have imagined. This is more than a dream come true ... that they were asked to co-write and perform the song in the movie was the icing on an already wonderful cake. ” Saoirse Ronan, nominated for best actress, Little Women I am so excited that our 'Little Women' have been recognized by the Academy. Greta (Gerwig) did something so special that I am grateful to have been part of, much less nominated. Former President Barack Obama, nominated for best documentary, American Factory Glad to see the Oscar of American Factory for the best documentary. It's the kind of story we don't see often enough and it's exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground (our producer). Kathy Bates, nominated for best supporting actress, Richard Jewell I am very proud of this film and it was really an honor to work with the legendary Clint Eastwood to bring to light the truth of Richard Jewell ... I hope this film brings the justice and peace that Richard and Bobi Jewell deserve for illuminating their history and his heroism. Amy Pascal, producer of best film nominee, Little Women We are deeply overwhelmed and honored to have received all these Academy nominations and to have made history by being only the third film to be nominated for the best film written, directed and produced exclusively by women. This movie is a testament to the brilliance of Greta Gerwig. Todd Phillips, best film, director, adapted script nominee, Joker Joker began as an idea, an experiment really: could we adopt an 'independent approach' for a studio film by investing it in a character studio to reflect the world around us? Explore what we are seeing and feeling in society, from lack of empathy for the effects of the absence of love. I am deeply honored by the overwhelming recognition of the Academy this morning, and I want to thank the genius who is Joaquin Phoenix and all my amazing collaborators. Petra Costa and Joanna Natasegara, nominated for best documentary, The Edge of Democracy At a time when fascism is spreading like an epidemic, we hope this film can help us all understand how crucial it is to protect our democracies. We are at a time when the personal has become completely political for many around the world and I believe it is through stories, language and documentaries that civilizations begin to heal. Jeremy Clapin, nominated for best animated feature film, I Lost My Body What a dream come true for me and for the whole team! Who would have thought that an animated film for adults, a little strange and melancholic, about a hand cut and titled I lost my body could one day be nominated for an Oscar? (Report by Patricia Reaney; Jonathan Oatis edition) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)