Reactions from Oscar nominees
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The following are key quotes from actors and directors nominated for the 86th Academy Awards, following the announcement of the shortlists on Thursday.
Alfonso Cuaron, director, Gravity: "I am particularly moved by Sandy's (Sandra Bullock's) 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."
David O Russell, director, American Hustle: "I'm fighting a little cold here but this will certainly go a long way to boost my immune system." (to the Hollywood Reporter)
Meryl Streep, nominated for best actress, August: Osage County: "I am so happy for our film that Julia (Roberts) and I have been nominated. We are both so proud of August: Osage County. This honour from the Academy, for which we are truly grateful, will help bring attention to our film from audiences across the country, which is thrilling."