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First Time Oscar Nominees React to 2021 Nominations!

First Time Oscar Nominees React to 2021 Nominations!

There were several first time nominees at the 2021 Oscars this year!

If you missed the news, the Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there were several stars who were nominated for the first time ever. You can take a look at the full list of Academy Award nominations right here.

We’re highlighting just some of the first time nominees who have issued public reactions so far.

Click inside to see which actors, actresses, and directors have issued reactions for their first time nominations for Oscars…

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Amanda Seyfried
Nominee: Best Supporting Actress for Mank

“Working with David Fincher on Mank has been the highlight of my career, and being recognized by the Academy for an experience that brought me this much joy and fulfillment feels surreal. I won’t be able to thank David enough for trusting me with this role and for the honor of reintroducing the world to the Marion Davies that I’ve come to know. To get to study this brilliant, humble woman and help restore her legacy has been a true privilege. Congratulations to David, Gary, and the whole cast and crew of Mank today – your brilliance has not gone unnoticed and I am humbled to share this recognition with you.”

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Riz Ahmed
Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role – Sound of Metal

“Wow! I’m honored to be nominated by my fellow actors alongside such inspiring performances, and am grateful to the Academy for their support and encouragement. I’m equally thrilled for our visionary writer-director Darius Marder and the brilliant Paul Raci, as well as our editor Mikkel, sound designer Nicolas, and co-writer Abe Marder. These nominations represents the time, generosity and talents of so many — all of our incredible cast, crew, producers, and in particular I’d like to thank my mentors in the drumming, addiction recovery, and D/deaf communities. Sound of Metal is about how a health crisis can cut you off from your life and loved ones, and force you to grow in unexpected ways. In a challenging year for so many, I hope this story can inspire us to forge new and deeper connections with ourselves and others.”

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LaKeith Stanfield
Nominee: Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah

“I’m nominated for an Oscar (crying emoji).”

Promising Young Woman Director Emerald Fennell
Nominee: Best Director for Promising Young Woman

“So proud and grateful to every amazing person who worked on this film. Never going to stop crying.”

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Borat’s Maria Bakalova
Nominee: Best Supporting Actress for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

“Wow Wa We Waa! Thank you to the Academy for this honour! I really can’t believe this – to hear my name in the company of these remarkable women and their breath-taking performances is a dream come true! I am so grateful to Sacha Baron Cohen and my Borat family and congratulations to them for their Adapted Screen play nomination.”

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