Bassett, Butler, Yeoh, Fraser, others react to Oscar nods

Streaming HUBJanuary 24, 2023

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Reactions from some of the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards:

“I’m literally sitting here clutching my head, and clutching my heart. It’s coming in waves. I’m excited, I’m grateful, I’m nervous. I need to start journaling (laughs). Queen Ramonda for me reflects on what mothers have always been doing, and also what black mothers are doing—keeping families together. holding on to memories, holding on to knowledge… despite the trauma she suffered Experienced it myself, that’s what she’s trying to do… I always think about Chadwick and his legacy with this movie and how he led us in the first “Panther.” I always think about him. , he’s always present. It’s the continuation of his legacy – Angela Bassett, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, in an interview. (Chadwick Boseman, who starred in the first “Black Panther”) in 2020 has expired.)

“The peaks are so high, the valleys are so low. I’m just trying to be as present as I can. A moment like today is bittersweet because I wish Lisa Marie was here with us to celebrate. And sometimes it feels bizarre to celebrate in the midst of intense grief and shattering loss. I also know how much this film means to Lisa Marie and how much her father’s legacy means to her, so I’m very proud and very humbled to be a part of that story. — Austin Butler, nominated for Best Actor for “Elvis,” in an interview. (Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ daughter, died on January 12.)

“Even just being nominated means recognition from our peers, love. Not only in America but globally for the rest of the Asian people around the world, it means that we have a seat at the table. . We finally have a seat at the table. We are being recognized and seen.

“It just seemed so far-fetched. Especially when I had been away from acting for so many years, that dream felt like it was dead. My whole point was this: I just wanted a job.” – Ke Huay Quan, Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for “Everywhere Everywhere All at Once” in an interview.

“It’s interesting when you look at the prestige of the Oscars. In Sweden, it’s actually more prestigious than the Nobel Prize. I’ve seen all the movies this year, and it’s really a major group.” – Ruben Östlund, in an interview Nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for “Triangle of Sadness.”

“I am so happy and deeply grateful to the Academy for this recognition and for recognizing Hong Chau’s beautiful performance and Adrien Morot’s incredible makeup. I would like to thank Darren Aronofsky, Samuel D. Hunter, A24 and the extraordinary cast and crew for this nomination.” crew who gave me the gift of Charlie. A gift I certainly didn’t see coming, but a gift that has profoundly changed my life. – Brendan Fraser, in a statement” Nominated for Best Actor for “The Whale”.

“Tom, on behalf of all the filmmakers, the cast, Paramount and everyone who worked on ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ we are so honored by this recognition from the Academy. This is my first Oscar nomination ever, which makes it even more special.” makes it special.” Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, nominated for best picture for “Top Gun: Maverick,” said in a statement.

“You never know. Everyone tries to do their best. But to be recognized by this body like this in this community – words are lousy things. We all know what that means. It’s something like is not what you’d ever allow yourself to hope for because it’s so fictional. Hopefully, it gives more people the opportunity to see what you’ve all been working on. That’s the main thing – Todd Field, writer-director of “Tar” in an interview. “Tar” is his first film in 16 years.

“I am overjoyed by the news this morning. Being a part of this film was an unforgettable experience, and I share this nomination with the creative and talented people I worked with on this project. – Hong Chou, Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “The Whale,” in a statement.

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