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Jon Batiste, H.E.R. and More React to 2021 Oscar Nominations: 'Incredibly Grateful'

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Jon Batiste performs on stage during 32nd Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert & Gala at Carnegie Hall on February 7, 2019 in New York City.

Leslie Odom, Jr., Jon Batiste and Laura Pausini were among the artists who reacted with glee when their names were called as 2021 Academy Award nominees.

"What a blessed morning! We are incredibly grateful to be considered for the Academy Award for Best Original Score for @pixarsoul !," wrote The Late Show bandleader Batiste about his shared first Oscar nomination, which he shared with Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

"This was a profoundly rewarding creative collaboration filled with so much love, light and lineage. Go team go," he added.

Producer/songwriter Savan Kotecha was over the moon thanks to his nod alongside Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson for the hilarious “Húsavík" from musical comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

"WE GOT AN OSCAR NOM!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!" Kotecha, who has written/co-written songs with Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Usher and Britney Spears, tweeted.

British composer Daniel Pemberton was also chuffed to get a nod in the best original song category for the inspiring "Hear My Voice" -- alongside co-writer Celeste Waite -- from The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Fresh off her Grammy win on Sunday night (March 14) for song of the year, H.E.R. was beside herself, tweeting, "WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!" about her nod for best original song for "Fight For You" from Judas and the Black Messiah.

Pausini shared her nomination with 11-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren, for their song “Io Si (Seen)" from The Life Ahead.

See the tweets below.

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