Hopefuls share how they heard the news and what their next moves are -- from Leonardo DiCaprio's low-key plans (call his parents and take a "nappypoo") to Jared Leto's breakfast of champions ("vegan pancakes").
"It's fantastic. It feels really good," DiCaprio tells THR. Asked about this morning's snubs, he says, "I'm usually on the receiving end of that stick. I'm not used to seeing this." He acknowledged that Robert Redford, Tom Hanks and Joaquin Phoenix deserved noms. "But, you know, I've realized long ago there is no determining what people think or feel. You just have to feel grateful when these situations arise. I'm proud I even got to make this movie." DiCaprio says at the top of his day's agenda was to call his parents and to take a "nappypoo." -- Borys Kit
Lupita Nyong'o -- Waiting on the Weather
"It's very overwhelming," the first-time actress tells THR. "It feels strange. Like I'm a boat on really funky waves. I'm not really sure what's happening, but I'm just filled with so much gratitude." The 12 Years a Slave breakout was in her hotel room with her best friend last night debating whether or not to watch the live announcement this morning. "We decided, one way or another, I'm going to find out, so I might as well find out from someone saying it. I woke up and remember being so mad at the weatherman for him to finish up before the announcement. My heart was beating so fast." -- Brandon Kirby
Jared Leto -- Vegan Pancakes!
"I thought I didn't get the nomination because I woke up and [mistakenly] thought it was getting light outside. But then I got a knock on the door from Emma Ludbrook, who produced Artifact with me," says Leto, who was at his home in Los Angeles. "I'm incredibly honored to be part of this insanity. It's an absolute dream, and I'm so proud to be part of a $4 million film about people fighting for their lives." So how will Leto spend the rest of the day? "I'm going back to bed and then waking up and making vegan pancakes." -- Pamela McClintock
Alexander Payne -- Googling
"I'm mostly happy for the actors, Bruce [Dern] and June [Squibb]. I know what it means for them at this point in their careers," says Nebraska director Payne. He's also happy for his longtime friend, cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, for his nomination. "He's been working a long time and had never been nominated until now. He's the one I was holding my breath for." Payne was asleep when his phone started ringing with the news. "They were all congratulating me on the film, but not what specifically. Then I Googled it and saw what happened." He's talking about his best director nomination. -- Brandon Kirby
Pharrell -- Double Take
"I was preparing for a speech for Columbia Records, which signed me. I said, 'Sorry … what?' My mind is blown," says Pharrell, the best original song nominee for Despicable Me 2's"Happy." Does an Oscar nomination after all those Grammys feel like old hat? "Listen, all of it is a huge opportunity and a huge honor. I can't thank people enough. I'm still kinda pinchin' myself. When something goes so right, it's a surreal moment, and I'm celebrating." -- Timothy Appelo
Terence Winter -- 'This Means War!'
"I was watching it on TV in our apartment in New York, and my wife [Rachel Winter] was watching it in Los Angeles. We were on the phone together, and she was nominated for [co-producing best picture] Dallas Buyers Club," says Winter, nominated for writing The Wolf of Wall Street. "There was a delay, so I saw it about three seconds before she did. It was pretty unbelievably exciting. We were rooting for each other up until now, but that's it! A line has been drawn in the sand, every man for himself. This means war! Seriously, though, neither of us ever expected to be here. We're so thrilled. -- Tim Appelo
Dana Brunetti -- Worth It
The producer notes the best picture nomination for Captain Phillips comes as a bittersweet announcement. "I'm surprised about Tom [Hanks] and Paul [Greengrass]. The film wouldn't have been possible without them." He was, however, thrilled for Barkhad Abdi's best supporting actor nomination. "You can never be disappointed about getting a nomination," he adds. "It makes all the time being out at sea every day and drilling holes in the wall of a big container ship -- it makes all that worth it." -- Brandon Kirby
Emma Tillinger Koskoff -- Too Many Texts
"The minute Jonah [Hill]'s name was announced, I felt like we were in really good shape. I'm over the moon," Tillinger Koskoff says about the two-time Oscar-nominated actor's nod this morning. "I've seen how hard Marty [Scorsese] and Leo [DiCaprio] have worked to get this movie made, but I feel like Jonah had been overlooked. I'm so beyond thrilled the Academy recognized his incredible performance." The producer, whose BlackBerry is dead from the amount of texts and calls she's received, was about to head into hair and makeup to prep for Thursday's Critics' Choice Awards, her celebration for the night. -- Brandon Kirby
Eric Singer -- Pet Problems
The American Hustle co-writer had been up all night with his crying, teething daughter, so it was inevitable he slept through his alarm. "I was catatonic in bed when my wife woke me up, kicking and punching me," he says. Relishing in the moment for only minutes, he was greeted with a blast of reality: "My dog pooped all over the carpet, and then my daughter and son both woke up, and I gotta get them ready for school. So it's back to the daily routine." Nonetheless, he's been exchanging emails of congrats back and forth with everyone involved in the film. "To everyone's fingers who touched this movie, I'm grateful to David [O. Russell]'s monumental contribution to the movie, our once-in-a-lifetime cast and our incredible producers."
Melisa Wallack -- A Good Luck Screener
Wallack was asleep when she got the call from her brother in Minnesota letting her know of her nom. "He said he slept with a screener under his pillow for good luck," the Dallas Buyers Club writer says. Wallack says when she received the news of a nomination, she thought it was for the film and its actors, not in the writing category. "I didn't believe it and was completely stunned." -- Brandon Kirby
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