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Reactions to nominations for 86th Academy Awards

Reactions to nominations for 86th Academy Awards
FILE - This Dec. 2, 2013 file photo shows actor Jared Leto at the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York. Leto was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club." The 86th Academy Awards will be held on March 2. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) | Zoom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reactions to nominations announced Thursday for the 86th annual Academy Awards:

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"Yesterday I was doing jury duty, today I woke up with an Academy Award nomination. Only in America." _ Jared Leto on his nomination for best supporting actor for "Dallas Buyers Club."

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"My knees buckled. It's the last thing I expected" _ Sally Hawkins, nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "Blue Jasmine."

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"I'm at home in Malibu, having a cup of tea, catching the sunrise. My newborn's walking around. ... What a great alarm clock and news to wake up to this morning." _ Matthew McConaughey, who received a best actor nomination for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club."

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"Congratulations to the cast and crew of "American Hustle" and "Her," two films that I'm incredibly proud to be a part of." _ Best actress nominee Amy Adams, who was nominated for her role in "American Hustle."

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"I guess ... I'm going to get that ice cream sundae they give you on the airplane. I usually pass on that, but I think I'm actually going to get extra whipped cream and maybe even the chocolate syrup. I'm really winging it here. I'm going to be flying. It's really a little too early to start drinking." _ Terence Winter, nominated for his screenplay for "The Wolf of Wall Street."

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"I was flailing around the keyboard a little bit." _ Best original score nominee Steven Price, who was unsuccessfully searching for a list of nominees online when his wife called to tell him his work on "Gravity" had been recognized.

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Associated Press Entertainment Writers Anthony McCartney and Derrik J. Lang in Los Angeles and Writer Jill Lawless in London contributed to this report.


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