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Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sylvester Stallone, more react to their Oscar nominations

The 2016 Oscar nominations have been unveiled, and from the films with the most nominations like The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road to one-time nominees like animated short Sanjay’s Super Team, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored a number of actors, writers, directors, and other artists who are all reveling in the joy of their new nominations.

Read on to see the reactions of many nominees, some like Brie Larson having been nominated for the first time, others like Leonardo DiCaprio adding to their list of nominations, and still others like Sylvester Stallone receiving nominations for roles they were nominated for 40 years ago. And stay tuned to EW for more reactions and analysis of the nominations.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor, The Revenant
“I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making The Revenant was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life. None of this would have been possible without Alejandro’s talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy.”

Jennifer Lawrence, nominated for Best Actress, Joy
“I am beyond grateful and humbled by this nomination. I feel incredibly honored to be recognized among the other amazing women in this category. Joy is an incredibly inspiring story about an ordinary woman who does extraordinary things. For me, working with David O. Russell has been nothing short of extraordinary, and I share this nomination with him as well as our incredible supporting cast. I could not be more proud to be a part of this film and thankful to the producers and Fox for their unyielding support. “

Ennio Morricone, nominated for Best Original Score, The Hateful Eight
“When Quentin first asked me to write the score for his new western, I said no. But Mr. Tarantino is an astute man, and he left the screenplay for my wife Maria to read. He had spotted who is the boss in our house. Maria realized instantly what a brilliant screenplay Quentin had written for The Hateful Eight, and she told me in no uncertain terms that I had to do it. I am so happy that I did. To work with such a brilliant young director at my age gives me great pleasure. He was just one year old when I wrote my first score for Sergio Leone for A Fistful of Dollars. It is also a deep honor and very humbling to receive this prestigious award nomination for doing the profession I love. I receive it on behalf of myself, Quentin Tarantino, The Weinstein Company, and the whole cast and crew of this remarkable film. And of course I receive it on behalf of my clever wife Maria.”

Brie Larson, nominated for Best Actress, Room

Thank you @TheAcademy for recognizing @RoomTheMovie, @EDonoghueWriter, @lennyabrahamson and Me! We are overjoyed!

— Brie Larson (@brielarson)

Alejandro González Iñárritu, nominated for Best Director, The Revenant
“I am in London and just heard the good news! We gave it our all on this film and this appreciation from the Academy means a lot to me and my colleagues who made it possible. Champagne and Mezcal will run tonight!”

Drew Goddard, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, The Martian
I’m thrilled to be nominated and I share this honor with Andy Weir and our extraordinary cast and crew. I’d like to give special thanks to the man who carried our red planet on his shoulders, Sir Ridley Scott. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, and thank you to everyone in the Academy for recognizing The Martian.

Rooney Mara, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Carol
“To be acknowledged this morning along with Cate, Phyllis, Ed, Carter and Sandy is an incredible honor. Todd made a beautiful and quiet love story with Carol. I am proud to have been a part of it and feel privileged to have worked with some of our finest artists and one of our greatest directors.”

Charlotte Rampling, nominated for Best Actress, 45 Years
I am deeply moved and thrilled by this nomination. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing 45 YEARS. Having the wonderful experience of working with the great Tom Courtenay and Andrew Haigh was a truly rewarding experience and I am simply delighted to have everyone’s hard work and true collaboration honored by our friends and peers in the Academy.

Eddie Redmayne, nominated for Best Actor, The Danish Girl
“I’m incredibly grateful to the Academy for this nomination – particularly in a year with so many brilliant films and performances. This nomination is a testament to the vision of our fearless director Tom Hooper, and the support of my fellow cast members, especially the incandescent Alicia Vikander. Being recognised for THE DANISH GIRL is particularly special to me; if sharing Lili and Gerda’s journey and their love story can in any small way be a part of positive social change – then I will be even more grateful.”

Tom McCarthy, nominated for Best Director, Spotlight
“I am incredibly grateful to The Academy for embracing our film with so much love today. I was so happy to see my long-time editor Tom McArdle honored and two members of our incredible ensemble, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo, singled out for their masterful performances. I share today’s nominations with so many others including every actor and crew member who came to set each day and gave their all. I want to also thank my co-writer and friend Josh Singer, our producers who supported this film from the beginning, Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road and, most importantly, the true heroes of this film, the real-life Spotlight team at The Boston Globe who let us tell their story.”

Sam Smith, nominated for Best Original Song, Spectre

Sylvester Stallone, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Creed
“I am incredibly humbled by this honor. I was not expecting it … especially at this time in my life. I am certainly grateful to the artists and collaborators who helped make it possible.”

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