Stars React To 2009 Oscar Nominations

The nominees for the 81st annual Academy Awards were announced on Thursday morning – and the stars couldn’t be more excited.

“This is a great honor for the movie, and I’m especially happy for David Fincher, for without him there would be no ‘Ben Button.’”

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-Brad Pitt, nominated for Best Actor, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”


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“I’m extremely happy to have been nominated. And very fortunate. Playing Hanna Schmitz will always remain one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever been blessed with. I’m genuinely thrilled not just for myself but for the wonderful Stephen Daldry and David Hare. These nominations are a testament to their unwavering commitment to this film. And I’m also very happy for all the people in Germany whose hard work on ‘The Reader,’ has been rewarded by these nominations. Surely Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack are smiling down on us today!”

-Kate Winslet, nominated for Best Actress, “The Reader”


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“I am so honored to be nominated for a film in which I am so proud and to be included with such a wonderful and talented group of women. It was an honor to work with Darren and the rest of the cast and crew of ‘The Wrestler.’ Congratulations to Mickey, for an extraordinary performance.”

-Marissa Tomei, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, “The Wrestler”

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