Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon and Other Stars React to Oscar Nods

See what everyone had to say on this big day!

ByABC News
January 15, 2015, 10:03 AM

— -- There are many elated actors who got up bright and early this morning to find out that they had received a 2015 Oscar nomination.

Their reactions to the exciting news are priceless.

Ethan Hawke opened up about aging in this business and why this nomination for his work in "Boyhood" means so much.

"There are many reasons why this nomination means so much to me. As I get older, I realize the only thing any artist wants is the respect of others who have dedicated their lives to same goals we have," he said. "I am so grateful to the members of the Academy for recognizing such a long labor of love. The uniqueness of BOYHOOD is not lost on any of us involved; I never have and never will be associated with an artistic endeavor that was as unique in its DNA. I am so thankful for this collaboration with Rick, Patricia, Ellar and Lorelai. Truly."

Emma Stone said she was "completely knocked out" by her first Oscar nod.

"Well, this is surreal... Thank you to the Academy for this incredible honor," she said in a statement. "I am very proud and lucky to be a part of 'Birdman' and can't believe it came to this. I am so f***ing excited. Are you allowed to say f*** when you're making a statement for the Oscars? I'm just really f***ing excited."

Keira Knightly exclaimed "what an exciting morning!"

"I'm so honoured and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented and inspiring actresses," she added. "Thank you to the Academy for this recognition and also for honouring so many of the film's storytellers. I would like to think the many recognitions the Academy has given our movie is a celebration of Alan Turing's legacy."

Knightly's co-star Benedict Cumberbatch added he's "So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It's wonderful to be included by the Academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life.”

Julianne Moore followed up her big Golden Globes win with an Oscar Nod and she tweeted, "thank u everyone for the congratulations! i am so happy i can barely breathe #makingmyselfdizzy #AcademyAwards"

Reese Witherspoon celebrated the honor with her co-star Laura Dern.

The stars of "The Theory of Everything," Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, were both equally over the moon about their nominations too.

"I cannot tell you how surreal this is. I’ve literally gone from an incredibly deep sleep to a 100 mile an hour insane euphoria in about three seconds – so I have no idea what planet I’m on," Redmayne told "Good Morning America." "I wasn’t watching like everyone else I’m in Los Angeles and I was asleep and there’s suddenly this wrap on the door and I was in pitch black and I stumble towards the door and it was my manager Jason who was staying at the same hotel with this wonderful group of people who were all on the phone who I’ve been working with for years and there was just this eclectic company of screaming going on on the phone."

Jones, meanwhile, said that she was celebrating with her mother.

"We’ve been screaming together. And my brother so it’s just so, I can’t quite believe it’s happened. It’s something you never quite expect," she gushed. "It’s been one of those films that we just have had cared so so deeply about. So it’s just unbelievable. And it’s so great that the film has been nominated. And Eddie and Antoine. So it’s just yeah it’s fantastic, fantastic news."

The small, yet acclaimed "Whiplash" earned five nominations, to which the film's star Miles Teller couldn't contain his excitement.

"5 Oscar nominations for Whiplash?!! Booya!" he tweeted this morning, also giving a shotuout to his co-star J.K. Simmons, who also earned a nod. "Yaaaa!!! Go Whiplash!! JK Simmons for the win!"

Mark Ruffalo from "Foxcacther" said he was "Honored and humbled" by his nomination.

"Thank You @TheAcademy for the #Foxcatcher nomination! Honored and humbled. Thanks @channingtatum @SteveCarell and Bennett Miller. The best," he wrote. "Thanks to all you folks with so many congratulations tweets. Heart warming support. You are too damn good."

Common also tweeted after his song "Glory" was nominated.

His co-writer, John Legend, also said how "grateful" he was for the honor.

Marvel movies also earned a slew of nominations for such hits like "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: Winter Soldier."

Hans Zimmer was nominated for Best Original Score for "Interstellar" and he said, "Without a shadow of doubt, the score for INTERSTELLAR was Chris and I at our most collaborative. Even in this modern world of texting and emailing, sometimes all you need is a simple, type-written letter from your director to spark what undoubtedly became one of the most personal scores I've ever written."

Other nominees this morning included Meryl Streep for her work in “Into the Woods,” along with Patricia Arquette and Emma Stone in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Stone’s “Birdman” had a huge morning, earning nine nominations, including Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Edward Norton and Best Movie. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” also tied for the lead in nominations with nine.