Hollywood is celebrating!
The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced early Monday morning by Issa Rae and John Cho — and nominees quickly started reacting to the happy news.
Four-time nominee Saoirse Ronan, 25, picked up a Best Actress nod for Little Women — her second time in the category after collaborating with director and writer Greta Gerwig. The two also teamed up for Ronan’s last nomination for Lady Bird in 2017.
“!!! I’m just so thrilled that our Little Women has been recognized by the Academy. Greta made something so special that I’m just thankful to have been a part of, let alone nominated for. Thank you to my academy peers for loving and appreciating this film that is so close to my heart,” she said in a statement.
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Her Little Women costar Florence Pugh, 24, also got a surprise nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category and celebrated by posting a shot of the “exact moment” she found out — while still topless in bed! The actress posted the shot with two avocado emojis added over her breasts.
Joaquin Phoenix, 45, who’s expected to win in the Best Actor race for Joker, said, “I feel honored and humbled to have been nominated by my fellow actors,” in his statement. “The Academy’s encouragement helped ignite and sustain my career and I am incredibly grateful for that support. I’d like to also congratulate my fellow nominees for being recognized for their inspiring performances that have enriched our art form.”
This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz, 39, was also in for a surprise after her song “I Stand with You” was included in the Best Original Song category. While lyrics and music writer Diane Warren is the one nominated, Metz will likely now sing her tune from Breakthrough during the ceremony.
“I am over the moon and so grateful to the academy, Diane, DeVon, and the entire team that’s been working so hard to make this possible. This is unbelievably exciting!” Metz said in a statement.
“I am genuinely blown away by this nomination, my 11th. I feel the message of the song is timely. Chrissy Metz is going to show the world on the Oscar stage what I heard the first time I heard her sing my song in my studio,” Warren said in a statement.
Knives Out writer and director Rian Johnson also had a quick reaction on Monday, first tweeting out a simple “holy crap” when his name was called for Best Original Screenplay.
“That is a helluva list of writers, very honored & proud to be up there with them. Love & so much gratitude to my fellow writers in @TheAcademy,” he later added.
That is a helluva list of writers, very honored & proud to be up there with them. Love & so much gratitude to my fellow writers in @TheAcademy. Mostly though this sums up my reaction: pic.twitter.com/0BGwiwwIjG
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 13, 2020
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