Meryl Streep, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and more respond to their Oscar nominations

The Academy has outdone itself with a stellar line-up of nominees - and they're as excited as we are!

Meryl Streep, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis and Emma Stone all shared their joy after learning they received Academy Award nominations this year.

Naturally, their responses were sweet, humble, and occasionally hilarious. (We're talking about you, Meryl.)

To brush up on your full list of nominees, read this, and then proceed ahead for the stars' gorgeous reactions.

Meryl Streep - Best Actress nominee, Florence Foster Jenkins

Um, what was that about Meryl being "overrated"? Well, she just received her 20th Oscar nomination! And, well, what can you say when you've just been nominated so many times? Nothing, apparently. Meryl circulated this GIF as her official statement.

Emma Stone - Best Actress nominee, La La Land

La La Land received a whopping 14 nominations in total, including nods for its dazzling leads. Emma circulated this statement in response: 

“What a morning. I am so grateful for this honour 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."

Credit: La La Land/Lionsgate

Ryan Gosling - Best Actor nominee, La La Land

Also nominated for La La Land, Ryan Gosling responded in true 'Ryan Gosling' style: by directing the praise to everybody else. 

"I’m very grateful to the Academy for recognising 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.

Credit: La La Land/Lionsgate

Viola Davis - Best Supporting Actress nominee, Fences

Viola Tweeted a thank you to the Academy for acknowledging this "extraordinary, important film".

Octavia Spencer - Best Supporting Actress nominee, Hidden Figures

Octavia was the only cast member from the groundbreaking Hidden Figures to be nominated. Although, she didn't miss the opportunity to congratulate fellow nominees and The Help castmates, Emma Stone and Viola Davis.

Naomie Harris - Best Supporting Actress nominee, Moonlight

Naomie Harris rounded out this record number of black women receiving nominations - with a nod for her role in Moonlight. She summed up all of our feels with this GIF Tweet.

Natalie Portman - Best Actress nominee, Jackie

Natalie is up for Best Actress for her role in Jackie, saying she is humbled to join her fellow nominees who she "admires very much". 

“I am so honored by the Academy’s recognition for ‘Jackie,’ and congratulate Mica and Madeline on their well-deserved nominations. I couldn’t be happier to share this moment with our incredible Director Pablo Larraín and the entire cast and crew who worked so hard on this film. I am also humbled to join Isabelle, Meryl, Ruth and Emma – all incredibly accomplished women I admire very much. Jackie Kennedy was a study in strength, compassion, resilience and integrity and she provided hope for our country at a time when it needed it most. It was one of life’s great honors to be able to portray her on film,” she said in a statement. 

Credit: Jackie/Fox Searchlight

Dev Patel - Best Supporting Actor nominee, Lion

Up for Best Supporting Actor for Lion, Dev released this beautiful statement: 

"Ok, so I just received a call to say that I’ve been nominated for an Academy Award…To be totally honest, the news hasn’t made it’s way into my brain yet, but I’m looking at these beautiful smiling faces around me… Faces of the ones I love. And I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. What makes this moment so much more poignant is that I’m in India right now. 

"‘Lion’ reaffirms the message that love is not dictated by the color of your skin, not by race, gender, sexuality, social status, or origin. It is a message I am proud to be spreading during these uncertain times. This will forever be one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Dev x"

Credit: Lion/The Weinstein Company

Nicole Kidman - Best Supporting Actress nominee, Lion

"Woo hoo!" Nicole is thrilled to be up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Lion.

“I want to thank the Academy for all of the acknowledgements you have given this heartfelt film. But, most importantly, I want to thank the Brierley family for putting themselve's in such a vulnerable place and sharing their story with the world. And thanks to Garth Davis for putting his heart and soul into all of us. Woo Hoo!”

Michelle Williams - Best Supporting Acress nominee, Manchester By The Sea

“Thank you so much to the Academy for this recognition," Michelle said in a statement. "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.”

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