2020 Grammys

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Florence Pugh and More React to 2020 Oscar Nominations: 'Holy Crap'

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez attend the Premiere of Disney's "Frozen 2" at Dolby Theatre on Nov. 7, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif. 

Actors, songwriters, directors and more took to social media on Monday morning (Jan. 13) to react to their nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards.

"We are deeply grateful to @TheAcademy for our nomination this morning," Frozen 2 songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who scored a nod for best original song with her husband Robert Lopez for "Into the Unknown," tweeted before shouting out her collaborators on the smash Disney sequel. "There would be no 'Into the Unknown' with Chris Buck and @alittlejelee and the incredible family of artists and storytellers @DisneyAnimation."

Director Rian Johnson, whose delightful murder mystery Knives Out landed a best original screenplay nomination, simply tweeted, "holy crap," while first-time nominee Florence Pugh shared her adorable reaction from bed upon receiving the news that she'd been nominated for her role in Little Women

Overall, Joaquin Phoenix vehicle Joker led the pack with 11 nods, with Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Sam Mendes' 1917 close behind with 10 each. The 92nd Academy Awards are set to air Feb. 9 on ABC.

Check out more reactions from nominees below.


"Thank you very much to the Academy for this incredible honor. This Rocketman journey has been one of the highlights of my life and I’m grateful to be sharing this honor with my longtime friend and collaborator, Elton. We have personally and professionally supported each other for decades, and my goal in writing these lyrics was to honor his legacy, strength, and perseverance as both an icon and compassionate friend. To think that what started as a chance encounter over 5 decades ago in a London diner would take us both on the journey of a lifetime is beyond even my imagination. I’m humbled and deeply grateful for this prestigious recognition of our work together.” -- Bernie Taupin / best original song “(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" for Rocketman

“I was riding my Vespa in Paris when I heard the news! Writing music for such an iconic novel was a challenge but the beauty, the taste, the energy and the modernity Greta Gerwig brought as a director is that of a very special talent. We had a beautiful and special artistic collaboration. I also want to thank Amy Pascal, Suzana Peric and Solrey for their many talents in the making of the music. I am very grateful to the Academy for this nomination, I am proud to be a part of this film and to see it recognized this morning.” -- Alexandre Desplat / best original score for Little Women

“To receive two Oscar nominations for a film paying tribute to Harriet Tubman, a person whose heart and spirit are the embodiment of courage, makes this morning’s news beyond anything I could have ever imagined. This is more than a dream come true. When I got the opportunity to play this incredible woman, I felt truly honored that Kasi and our producers saw fit to have me play the part; being asked to co-write and perform the song in the film was the icing on an already wonderful cake. I continue to feel overwhelmed with gratitude today to the Academy for recognizing my performance and our song ‘Stand Up’.” -- Cynthia Erivo / best actress for Harriet and co-writer for best original song “Stand Up” for Harriet

“I want to thank the Academy for the co-writing nomination of “Stand Up.” It’s one of the most honest pieces of music that I’ve ever written, so it feels special to me that it has received this honor. I’m also grateful to share this honor with co-writer Cynthia Erivo, the song’s brilliant producers Will and Gabe, and every musician and professional whose tremendous talent brought this song to life. Also, I thank God and celebrate with my family, friends, and everyone associated with the film who took such a big chance on me and who believed in me. I feel deeply blessed and grateful for this nomination. I’m humbled by where this song has taken me thus far.” -- Joshuah Brian Campbell / co-writer for best original song “Stand Up” for Harriet

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Before the moment.. the exact moment. #nominated #forafuckingoscar!!!!!!

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