Official Oscar nominations 2015

Oscar Nominations 2015 Reactions: Stars Give Thanks for Academy Awards Nods

Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore were both nominated. Credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage.com

, director J.J. Abrams, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and director Alfonso Cuaron announced the Oscar nominees in Beverly Hills, naming American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash as the contenders for Best Picture.

Famous faces such as, , , and also received nominations. Ahead of the -hosted 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22, those honored took to social media and released statements to give their thanks.

Thank You @TheAcademy for the #Foxcatcher nomination! Honored and humbled. Thanks @channingtatum @SteveCarell and Bennett Miller. The best.

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo)

Thanks to all you folks with so many congratulations tweets. Heart warming support. You are too damn good.

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo)

thank u everyone for the congratulations! i am so happy i can barely breathe #makingmyselfdizzy #AcademyAwards

— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore)

While he wasn't personally nominated, Miles Teller ‏tweeted his excitement for the movie Whiplash, in which he starred alongside Oscar nominee J.K. Simmons. "5 Oscar nominations for Whiplash?!!" he wrote. "Booya!"

Best Original Song nominees Common and John Legend both took to Twitter to express their gratitude for the nomination.

Blessing! Thank U to @theacademy 4 nominating “Glory” by me and @johnlegend for @selmamovie especially on MLK bday!

— COMMON (@common)

So grateful for @TheAcademy Award nomination for GLORY!!! On MLK's birthday!! @SelmaMovie @Common

— John Legend (@johnlegend)

Competing against the pair in the Best Original Song category, Tegan and Sara also tweeted about their honor for their work with The Lego Movie.

— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara)

Host Harris released a video of himself reacting to the nominees, complete with a cameo appearance by his daughter Harper, 4.

— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH)

Check out more reactions below!

Eddie Redmayne: "I'm so incredibly honored to be recognized by the Academy, and even more thrilled to share this honor with the entire family of filmmakers, cast, and crew of The Theory of Everything. This role was a once in a lifetime experience. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, thank you to the Academy, and thank you most of all to Stephen and Jane Hawking."

Felicity Jones: "I'm overwhelmed at this incredible news. This is a huge, huge honor. My deepest gratitude to the members of the Academy. I'll look forward to celebrating this with everyone involved in The Theory of Everything. Thank you so much."

: "This is a tribute to Chris Kyle, his family and all of the service men and women who sacrifice their lives for their countries and their families. It is a privilege and an honor to play Chris and I share this with Sienna, Clint, Jason Hall, the rest of SEAL team three and everyone involved with the film."

Michael Keaton: "Humbled, thankful and more than anything, grateful. So, so happy that Alejandro and the cast and crew are getting recognized. I am proud to be a part of such a bold, gutsy and daring experiment that is Birdman. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I am going to try as best I can and see if I can wipe this smile off my face. Wish me luck."

Such a great honor. Thank you @TheAcademy. Love to @MarkRuffalo, @channingtatum, Bill Corso, and Bennet Miller. #Foxcatcher

— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) See also:
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