The 2014 Academy Award nominees were announced on Thursday morning, and the stars are already giving thanks! This year, American Hustle and Gravity led the noms with 10 a piece, followed by 12 Years a Slave with 9.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been infamously snubbed by the Academy in the past, received a nomination this year, too, for his lead role in The Wolf of Wall Street. “I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty [Scorcese], Jonah [Hill], Terry [Winter] as well as this entire cast and crew,” he said. “The Wolf of Wall Street has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary recognition.”
The actor took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes, but at the Oscars, he’ll go against Best Actor in a Drama winner, Matthew McConaughey.
Check out what some of the other big stars had to say after getting their nominations:
Jennifer Lawrence (Best Supporting Actress, American Hustle): “Thank you so much to the Academy for this nomination and for all the nominations for the film. It’s very exciting! Congratulations to my fellow nominees. It’s an honor to be nominated in the company of these four actresses who I admire and are so incredibly talented.”
Amy Adams (Best Actress, American Hustle): “I’m very honored to be nominated alongside such inspiring actresses. Congratulations to the cast and crew of American Hustle and Her, two films that I’m incredibly proud to be a part of.”
Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor, Dallas Buyers Club): “I am absolutely blown away by this incredible nomination. I never in my life thought I would have the opportunity to even write these words. Thank you so much to all my fellow AMPAS acting branch members for this honor. Today you not only honor me, but also all those around the world living with AIDS and all those we have lost to this disease. Thank you for recognizing them and recognizing their struggle through Dallas Buyers Club. This was a fascinating story told by a group of incredibly passionate and committed filmmakers who wanted to create something special and shine a light on a unique and important story. I’m proud to be a part of this celebration and so very grateful to you all. A huge congratulations to Matthew McConaughey, Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter, Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack, Jean-Marc Vallee, Martin Pensa, Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews.”
Julia Roberts (Best Supporting Actress, August: Osage County): “This was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and the recognition from it is an absolutely thrilling bonus. I simply could not be more excited right now.”
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Best Actor, 12 Years a Slave): “At no point during filming, in the sweltering heat of New Orleans, did any of us ever foresee the journey this film would take us all on. Steve McQueen created an entire family to tell one man’s tale and I am delighted that so many of this family have also been recognized today. I am hugely grateful to the Academy for this great honor, and, of course, to Solomon Northup for sharing his story through his breathtaking book.”
Judi Dench (Best Actress, Philomena): “This is just the loveliest news. I’m so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been.”