It’s that time of year again! The time of year when theaters are chock-full of some of the best films of the year and everyone in the industry is preparing for the year’s biggest night in movies — the Academy Awards.
This morning, the nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced, and let me tell you, the competition is stiff. But, the best part of the whole thing had to be the nominated celebrities’ reactions to the big announcement.
Especially Meryl Streep’s — LOL.
9 Best Celebrity Reactions to the 2017 Oscar Nominations:
1. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Best Original Song // “How Far I’ll Go”
2. Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress // “Fences”
3. Emma Stone, Best Actress // “La La Land”
“What a morning. I am so grateful for this honor and I’m so happy to share this feeling with my La La Land family. The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie. I’m also overjoyed that the movie has connected with audiences in the way it has, and that it’s hopefully bringing a kick in their step to those who watch it. This is beyond any of our wildest imaginings and we can’t wait to celebrate together,” she said in a statement.
4. Naomie Harris, Best Supporting Actress // “Moonlight”
5. Meryl Streep, Best Actress // “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Meryl’s publicist emailed reporters and simply said, “Please find the following GIF as a statement on behalf of Meryl Streep.”
6. Ava DuVernay, Best Documentary Feature // “13th”
7. Michelle Williams, Best Actress // “Manchester by the Sea”
“Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition. Making this film was incredibly rewarding and none of it would have been possible without the guidance from our fearless leader, Kenneth Lonergan. I am thrilled to share this nomination with Kenny, Casey, Lucas and the rest of the cast, producers, and crew. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. It is truly an honor to be included among such amazing women in this category,” she said in a statement.
8. Ryan Gosling, Best Actor // “La La Land”
“I’m very grateful to the Academy for recognizing my work in La La Land. It was a true collaboration, so to see everyone else’s wonderful work on the film acknowledged so generously makes it even more special,” he said in a statement.
9. Barry Jenkins, Best Director // “Moonlight”