Amy Adams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and More React to Their Oscar Nominations

Your favorite stars share how they're feeling after getting their happy news.

ByABC News
January 16, 2014, 11:43 AM

Jan. 16, 2014 -- Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and many Hollywood A-listers are celebrating. "It was a wonderful little moment and we are still having it right now," best actor nominee Matthew McConaughey told ABC News. "We were such an underdog story and got this thing made for a little bit of money, little bit of time."

McConaughey, nominated for best-actor for "Dallas Buyers Club," is not the only one who's over the moon. Here are a few reactions from other nominees.

"I had already felt overwhelmingly blessed to have had the creative 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity that I did on 'Gravity.' The life experience I garnered on this journey is something for which I will forever be grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Academy for including all of us amongst nominees that have left us in awe with their work this year." - Sandra Bullock, best actress nominee, "Gravity."

"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." - Amy Adams, best actress nominee, "American Hustle"

"What a beautiful way to end the incredible adventure that has been 'Dallas Buyers Club.' My collaborators and I have had an amazing time making this film. Today we all share a collective sense of pride as we have had the opportunity to spotlight a part of history that's both beautiful and sometimes painful to remember, and been able to tell a story which has touched the hearts of many." - Jean-Marc Vallée, director of best picture nominee, "Dallas Buyers Club"

"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." - Judi Dench, best actress nominee, "Philomena"

"I am thrilled beyond words that The Academy has recognized my performance in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave and I am deeply proud to be in the company? of my fellow nominees. This celebration of such an important film is simply extraordinary, and I am so pleased to be able to share it with the rest of the 12 Years a Slave family. I feel truly blessed!" Lupita Nyong'o, best supporting actress nominee, "12 Years a Slave"

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"I looked at the clock and it said 5:40 and I figured, 'Well, I'll just put my mask back on and go back to sleep,' and then they come cheering down the hall. Then [actress] Laura [Dern] called and said 'Get up, Dad! You've got to go talk to people!' ... It's such an honor. The most wonderful thing is throughout my career I've always wanted to be in the movie that was the word of mouth movie. And this year I'm in the word of mouth movie and I really like that." - Bruce Dern, best actor nominee, "Nebraska"

"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." - Leonardo DiCaprio, best actor nominee, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

"At no point during filming, in the sweltering heat of New Orleans, did any of us ever foresee the journey this film would take us all on. Steve McQueen created an entire family to tell one man's tale and I am delighted that so many of this family have also been recognized today. I am hugely grateful to the Academy for this great honour, and, of course, to Solomon Northup for sharing his story through his breathtaking book." - Chiwetel Ejiofor, best actor nominee, "12 Years a Slave"

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