"That's a no-brainer. Actors need writers. You know scripts don't write themselves. I'm here because this part is so well-written." - Supporting actress nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), on why she won't attend the Oscars ceremony if writers are still on strike.
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"You put me shoulder to shoulder with a group of fine actors. I'm proud to be in their company and to have the broader recognition for the film is a lovely thing." - Daniel Day-Lewis, best actor nominee for "There Will Be Blood."
"It's as if I had swallowed some fireworks or something like this. My friends and my family in Paris, they are so happy." - Marion Cotillard, on her best actress nomination for "La Vie en Rose."
"...A lot of the awards shows or organizations this year have had different mixes of people. It was nice to see Tommy Lee Jones in there. He hadn't been in so much of the mix and when I saw his name come up and there was only one name left to go, I thought, `Naah, well, there's no way (I'll be nominated).' So to be honest, I was quite surprised." - Viggo Mortensen, on his best actor nomination for "Eastern Promises."
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"Mom and I were in bed and dad was waiting up for the announcements again, because that's the way my daddy is. It's kind of a bit weird actually, in a good way, in a fantastic way. I never expected this in a million years to happen..." - Saoirse Ronan, 13, nominated for supporting actress for "Atonement." Fellow Irishman Seamus McGarvey was nominated for cinematography.
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"I'm pretty sure that I won't win, but it's thrilling to think there are five people and you are in the top five." - Tom Wilkinson, supporting actor nominee for "Michael Clayton." The film recieved seven nominations, including best actor for George Clooney, best director and best film.
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"I'm delighted that "There Will Be Blood" has been recognized by the Academy. These nominations are a testament to the cast and crew, who I am deeply grateful to, for their talent and collaboration. ... It's a thrill to be in this." - Paul Thomas Anderson, nominated for writer and director Oscars for "There Will Be Blood."
"I won the Golden Globe and it feels strange to be on the sofa watching the TV while they're saying your name. But at the same time you have to wear a tuxedo and walk the carpet, so everything in life is good and bad." - Supporting actor nominee Javier Bardem, on the pros and cons of skipping the Oscar ceremony if the writers strike continues.
"We're all totally stoked." - Yair Landau, president of Sony Pictures Digital, on the nomination of "Surf's Up" for animated feature film.