Robert Downey Jr. and Billie Eilish were among the stars reacting to their 2024 Oscar nominations Tuesday morning.
Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” is the top-nominated film of the year with 13 total nominations. Following close behind are “Poor Things” with 11 nominations and “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 10. “Barbie” earned eight nominations while “Maestro” snagged seven.
Downey, who is up for best supporting actor in “Oppenheimer,” was one of the first to react to his nomination, calling it an “absolute delight.”
Eilish, who along with her brother Finneas is nominated for best original song for “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie,” also shared her reaction to their nod from the Academy, saying she was “honored.”
Jimmy Kimmel will host the 96th Academy Awards. The show will kick off an hour earlier this year, beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on Sunday, March 10, airing live from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.
Continue reading to see how other stars are reacting to their nominations.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. shared a statement reacting to his nomination for best supporting actor for “Oppenheimer.”
“Waking up to all of these nominations for Christopher Nolan and his many talented collaborators is an absolute delight,” he said. “It’s been the honor of a lifetime to be part of the cinematic masterpiece that is Oppenheimer, and it’s a privilege to be an Academy member nominated alongside such esteemed company.”
Billie Eilish and Finneas
Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, whose song “What Was I Made For” from “Barbie” is nominated for best original song, spoke to “Good Morning America” about their nod.
“I’m honored,” Eilish said.
The singer, who previously won an Oscar for best original song in 2022 for “No Time to Die,” said writing “What Was I Made For?” with her brother was a “cathartic and incredible” experience. She also said that she saw herself as Barbie while writing the song.
“It was a big moment for me,” Eilish said. “The movie was so incredible and I felt so moved by it, so I felt very seen and I related to Barbie — and I don’t know, I just saw myself as Barbie, which I’ve never done before. Never felt before. So it was really amazing.”
Oscar nominations 2024: Billie Eilish, Finneas react to best original song nomination
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Domingo, who is among this year’s best actor nominees for his role in “Rustin,” shared his reaction to his nomination.
“I’m overwhelmed in the most extraordinary way,” Domingo told ABC News, adding that he was pacing around in his bathroom when he heard the news of his nomination, because he was too nervous to watch or listen to the presentation. He said he received a text from his manager congratulating him for becoming an Oscar nominee.
The first-time Oscar nominee said that ahead of the nominations presentation, he made time to ensure he was able to “appreciate the entire journey leading up to this.”
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Wright, who is nominated for best actor for “American Fiction,” also spoke to ABC News about his nomination.
“This is recognition of a lot of work that’s gone into this, and nobody who’s recognized has done this alone,” he said. “There are so many people who have gifted me with their talents to allow my work to grow, so it’s pretty cool to be acknowledged for that.”
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Bening, who is nominated for best actress for “Nyad,” reacted to her nod in a statement.
“I’m thrilled and over the moon with excitement to be nominated for an Academy Award alongside my partner in the film [‘NYAD’], Jodie Foster,” Bening said. “Onward!!!!”
Brooks, who is nominated for best supporting actress for her work in “The Color Purple,” spoke to ABC News about her nomination.
“As a young girl, someone who just graduated Juilliard, just needing money to get on the train to get to an audition for regional theater, I never would have imagined a few years later I would be Oscar-nominated,” she said. “This is amazing.”
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Gladstone, who is nominated for best actress for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” shared what her Oscar nomination means to her and how she’s sharing it with the Osage community.
“I’m definitely bellowing my voice back to my childhood self, congratulating her,” she said. “And it was incredible. I got to be on the phone with my parents during this moment and just the outpouring of love, especially from Indian country, just immediately — I made a point of being in Osage County on the Osage reservation for what hopefully would have been the announcement. So, definitely remembering Mollie Kyle, the most incredible community that made this moment possible, and absolutely wanted to share it here.”
Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Randolph, who is nominated for best supporting actress in “The Holdovers,” said she is “over the moon” about her Oscar nomination.
“It’s a really surreal moment,” she told ABC News. “It’s not easy to be an actor and it’s a lot of time and investment put into this craft, and so to have a moment like this, where we’re amongst people who I’ve admired and people who I have looked up to for so many years, to see me in this light is just — is unbelievable, truly. I’m so over the moon. Delirious.”
Warren, who is nominated for best original song for “The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot,” reacted to her nomination, calling it “such an honor.”
“It’s my 15th nomination, how crazy is that?” she told ABC News. “I think my number of nominations has now caught up with my emotional age.”
Warren added, “I haven’t been very good at winning Oscars … because I’ve lost 14 times, but honestly being nominated is like a giant, giant, giant win.”
Ludwig Göransson reacted to his nomination for best original score for the film “Oppenheimer” in a statement.
“What a thrill to wake up and see so much of Oppenheimer’s cast and crew recognized by our peers in the Academy. I’m very proud to have been on this journey with them, under the sincere and devoted leadership of Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, to realize this triumph of a script. The support and creative freedom we felt from Universal allowed us to be exceptionally focused on the task at hand, and for that I’m profoundly thankful. And to the extraordinary musicians who believed in this score and poured so much of themselves into the process: Thank you. I share this honor with all of you.”
Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown, who is nominated for best supporting actor for his role in “American Fiction,” reacted to his nomination in a video he shared to Instagram.”I’m happy to do the work, and I will continue to be happy to do the work, but I’d be lying to say that this wasn’t awesome. This is awesome, truly. Truly awesome,” he said.
“I feel blessed. Y’all know I saw a rainbow yesterday … here’s the pot of gold for your boy.”
Blunt, who is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in “Oppenheimer,” shared her reaction to her nomination in a statement.
“I’m completely overcome and overjoyed!” she said. “Weak legged and immensely grateful for this moment. It goes without saying that this staggering film has changed my life. Colossal congratulations to my OppenHomies who ALL blew the doors off the place in their fields… we are a family in this so to raise a glass alongside my friends is a euphoric feeling indeed.”