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2015 Oscars: Oscar Nominee Reactions from The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Sony Pictures Classics

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Here are a handful of Oscar nominee reactions from the films The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything plus Sony Pictures Classics and more.

THE IMITATION GAME

Maria Djurkovic, production design nominee for The Imitation Game:

“I am thrilled and delighted by this tremendous honour. Filmmaking is such a collaboration and to have so many of my colleagues on this film also recognised is especially satisfying.”

Morten Tyldum, Best Director nominee for The Imitation Game:

“I’m honored and thrilled beyond my wildest dreams to be recognized today alongside four other filmmakers who I respect immeasurably. Being a part of The Imitation Game and paying homage to the exquisite genius, Alan Turing, has been quite simply the experience of a lifetime. My immense gratitude goes to the Academy and my congratulations to the rest of the team on this film, who to me is second to none.”

Nora GrossmanIdo Orstrowsky, and Teddy Schwarzman, producers for The Imitation Game:

“Much gratitude to the Academy for recognizing The Imitation Game in eight categories. Telling Alan Turing’s story was the experience of a lifetime and we never thought it would lead us here. On behalf of everyone who worked on this film, in any capacity, we say thank you.”

Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Actor nominee for The Imitation Game:

“I am knocked for six by this. So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It’s wonderful to be included by the Academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life.”

William Goldenberg, film editing nominee for The Imitation Game:

“I’m thrilled and humbled that my work on The Imitation Game was recognized by the Academy this morning. We were all passionate about bringing Alan Turing’s story to the screen, and I’m honored to be part of the creative team.”

Graham Moore, Best Adapted Screenplay nominee for The Imitation Game:

I am so proud of our whole Imitation Game family this morning. To receive a response like this from the Academy is the most thrilling professional honor of my life, and getting to be involved in telling Alan Turing’s story on screen has been the most fulfilling personal honor imaginable. This was Alan’s life; I’m so proud to have gotten to help make a film about it.”

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Anthony McCarten, producer and screenwriter for Best Picture nominee The Theory of Everything:

“Thank you, members of the Academy! I am humbled to learn of our most prestigious nominations. To be in the company of such great writers and producers and artists is a tribute to our film, to our talented team who worked so hard to bring this story to life, and, most importantly, to the extraordinary example provided us all by Jane and Stephen Hawking.”

Lisa Bruce, producer for The Theory of Everything:

“I am thrilled that the Academy members have embraced The Theory of Everything, as it is truly one of the most inspirational stories I have ever known. I hope our movie inspires people around the world to do as Jane and Stephen Hawking did: to reach beyond their realities and discover the unimaginable. 

Eddie Redmayne, Best Actor nominee for The Theory of Everything:

“I’m so incredibly honored to be recognized by the Academy, and even more thrilled to share this honor with the entire family of filmmakers, cast, and crew of The Theory of Everything. This role was a once in a lifetime experience. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, thank you to the Academy, and thank you most of all to Stephen and Jane Hawking.”

Jóhann Jóhannsson, nominee for Best Original Score for The Theory of Everything:

“I’m deeply honored to be nominated for composing this score. Filmmaking is a collaborative medium, and I was lucky to work with artists of amazing caliber on The Theory of Everything: the actors, the screenwriter, and the director, James Marsh — who has my gratitude for inviting me to be a part of his team and for being a brilliant, inspiring and generous collaborator. My thanks to the AMPAS members for this recognition. 

Eric Fellner, co-chairman, Working Title Films and Academy Award nominee for Best

Picture (as producer of nominated film The Theory of Everything):

“We are honoured that the Academy has recognized The Theory of Everything with five Oscar nominations today especially Eddie and Felicity’s incredible performances as Stephen and Jane Hawking. We’re delighted that Jóhann and Anthony were also recognized for their work on this film in a year with so many brilliant movies. ”

Peter Schlessel, CEO of Focus Features:

“What a great day for everyone at Focus. The five nominations for The Theory of Everything, including one for Best Picture, recognize the heart and hard work that it took to bring this inspirational story to the screen. And the Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film for The Boxtrolls is a tribute to our partners at Laika, where hundreds of artists literally make magic every day. Congratulations to all our nominees! I’m so proud!”

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INTERSTELLAR

Gary Rizzo, Best Sound Mixing nominee, Interstellar:

“I’m completely humbled.  Being a part of Chris Nolan’s passion to push the envelope and bring the medium to new levels has been an epic experience.”

Paul Franklin, Best Visual Effects nominee for Interstellar:

“INTERSTELLAR’s nomination for Best Visual Effects is a great honour for us and sets a wonderful seal of approval on the amazing work from all the artists in our visual effects, special effects and miniature effects teams.  We couldn’t be more excited!”

Hans Zimmer, Best Original Score nominee, Interstellar:

“Without a shadow of doubt, the score for Interstellar was Chris and I at our most collaborative. Even in this modern world of texting and emailing, sometimes all you need is a simple, type-written letter from your director to spark what undoubtedly became one of the most personal scores I’ve ever written. Chris and I make movies family-style – so much of the film’s music was written with our children in mind, and that’s what makes this honor by the Academy really special. This is as much his score as it is mine.”

Gregg Landaker, Best Sound Mixing nominee for Interstellar:

“When you have the creative insight of Christopher Nolan and the many talents that our team brought to the table it was a stimulating collaboration that I was honored to work on. ”

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

“This is the finest showing Sony Pictures Classics has had since our inception.  We are so proud of our nominees. We are especially pleased to be celebrating artists we have been working with for decades, including Julianne MooreBennett MillerMark Ruffalo and Wim Wenders.”

Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, co-directors of the Documentary Feature nomineeSalt of the Earth:

“ We are delighted to learn of this nomination for The Salt of the Earth, and we are especially happy that our subject has received so much attention, that is, both the photography of Sebastiao Salgado, as well as his other life’s work, the reforestation of the tropical rain forest.”

Orlando von Einsiedel, director, producer, and cinematographer for Best Documentary nominee,Virunga:

“I couldn’t be prouder to share this incredible honor with my fellow members of ‘Team Virunga.’ I’m especially excited about what this means for Virunga National Park and the courageous rangers who risk their lives each and every day to defend one of the most beautiful places on Earth for all of us. I hope this nomination brings more awareness to their work protecting the home of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. Thank you to the Academy and congratulations to all of our fellow nominees and all the amazing films this year.”

Laura Poitras, director of Best Documentary nominee, CitizenFour:

“I am incredibly honored. It is especially meaningful in the context of the recent attacks against freedom of expression and the press. The public response to the film has been deeply moving for everyone involved. When I traveled to Hong Kong with Glenn Greenwald, I was full of fear and uncertainty, not knowing what would unfold or the source I would meet. I am profoundly grateful to Edward Snowden for the risk he took to expose the truth, and for allowing me to document a moment in his life when the stakes couldn’t be higher.”

Pawel Pawlikowski, director Best Foreign Language nominee, Ida (Poland):

“I am very happy for my country at least that half of Poland which has embraced Ida and which loves cinema and poetry, which is open to the world. To have Ida appreciated like this is a vindication of something I’ve always believed in principle but that rarely works out in real life: that you shouldn’t worry about career but instead follow your heart and your nose wherever they take you.”

Andrey Zvyagintsev (director, co-writer) of the Foreign Language nominee Leviathan (Russia):

“What a tremendous honor! We are all terrifically excited and grateful to the Motion Picture Academy. Leviathan examines difficult truths, both about life in Russia and about man’s universal struggle against an indifferent system, so I am especially proud that the Russian committee submittedLeviathan as our country’s Oscar selection. I hope that audiences will feel a connection with our characters, no matter where they live, and I share this lovely moment with the film’s producers and my gifted cast and crew.”

 

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