Oscar nominees share their thoughts about the good news — and the uncertainty surrounding the awards ceremony.
”It would be extremely exciting to go to the Academy Awards. But if it doesn’t happen, it just doesn’t happen. It’s as simple as that. I’ll move on.”
— Best Actress nominee Ellen Page
”It’s all Kmart, actually. The Big & Tall shop at Kmart.”
— Michael Moore, director of Best Documentary nominee Sicko, on who he was wearing the day nominations were announced
”I do not know what is ‘bummer.”’
— Charmingly French Best Actress nominee Marion Cotillard, on whether it’s a bummer that her first nomination comes during a year in which the Oscar ceremony is in jeopardy
”It would be sad for everybody if they can’t come up with something to resolve it in time. I’m not a big fan of electronics — it’s somewhat of an uncertain area for me — but I understand there’s a great deal of money going to be made out of this new form of media transference, millions and billions of dollars, and I just don’t understand why people don’t want to share it.”
— Best Supporting Actor nominee Hal Holbrook on his view of the strike
”It was completely unexpected and consequently a little more delicious. I’ll give a good yell down the slope when I hit the sled.”
— Laura Linney, who learned of her Best Actress nomination while vacationing in Telluride, Colo.
”I’m a member of five unions. So I could wind up on strike against myself before too long.”
— In the Valley of Elah Best Actor nominee Tommy Lee Jones
”Look, I’m someone who never drinks. I’m about the most boring human being alive. But I will absolutely come to your place and have a drink that night.”
— Oscar-nominated Juno director Jason Reitman, asked if he’d join EW for a cocktail on Feb. 24 if the ceremony falls through