Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi react to Oscar nominations

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FILE - This Feb. 4, 2019 file photo shows Diane Warren at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Warren was nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "I'm Standing With You" from "Breakthrough." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES, CA – Reactions from some of the nominees for the Academy Awards:

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“Ultimately, I've been able to be fortunate enough to get to work with some pretty great filmmakers. That's always been the driving force with me. First, of course, the story and character, from an actor's perspective. I feel like we see films through the eyes of the director. The director's medium. I've been able to work with some amazing directors. Quentin is in the lineage of one of the best of our times. It's amazing to be a part of this film that's a celebration of our actors and a celebration of the countless people behind the scenes," — Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for best actor for his role in “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," which was nominated in just about every category including best film, directing and supporting actor and screenplay.

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“It makes me feel very, very, very young.” – Antonio Banderas said in an interview about being a first-time nominee at age 59. He earned a best actor nomination for his role in “Pain and Glory."

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“I feel a little giddy. It’s so crazy. I was on a plane to Japan, so I found out after everyone else. I was able to log into Wifi and suddenly my phone started going crazy, with all the messages coming in. I had to recalibrate my entire brain. ... I don’t think I expected any of it. To actually have realized it is just a dream. I actually HAD a dream where there were no nominations.” - Cynthia Erivo, a double nominee for her acting and singing in “Harriet,” in an interview.

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