Sandra Bullock feels ‘overwhelmingly blessed’
Shortlisted stars for this year’s Academy Awards have shared their reactions to the news.
The 49-year-old is nominated in the category alongside Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Dame Judi Dench for her role in space drama Gravity.
Sandra won the award in 2010 for The Blind Side but she was still shocked to hear her name when the nominations were announced this morning.
“I had already felt overwhelmingly blessed to have had the creative ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity that I did on Gravity,” she said according to Access Hollywood. “The life experience I garnered on this journey is something for which I will forever be grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Academy for including all of us amongst nominees that have left us in awe with their work this year.”
Meanwhile over in the Best Actor category, Leonardo DiCaprio is hoping to win his first trophy for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street.
In the film he plays Jordan Belfort, a wealthy stockbroker who lived a life of extraordinary excess in the 1990s.
It was a role that Leonardo was extremely passionate about.
“I am deeply humbled by this honour and even happier to share today with Marty [Scorsese], Jonah [Hill], Terry as well as this entire cast and crew,” he began.
“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.”
Jared Leto seemed to be one of the most shocked nominees after the shortlist had been announced.
The star is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in HIV drama 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,” he said.
“Thank you so much to all my fellow AMPAS acting branch members for this honour. Today you not only honour 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.”
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