Oscars 2013: What the Nominees Are Saying

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Oscars 2013: What the Nominees Are Saying

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced early Thursday morning by an unfiltered Seth MacFarlane -- who'll host the ABC telecast on February 24 -- and Emma Stone. Lincoln and Life of Pi led the pack with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively. The nominees have been sharing their reactions with The Hollywood Reporter, which we'll be updating throughout the morning.

Tim Burton, director, Frankenweenie, best animated feature:

"Frankenweenie is a very personal film for me. The idea of telling a feature length version was in the back of my mind for many years. Stop Motion was the perfect medium for this project, and one I've always loved for its expressiveness and dimensionality. I've worked with so many incredible artists: animators, cast members, set builders, and puppet makers, all who have helped bring this film to life one frame at a time. I'm so honored that the Academy has recognized this film as one of its nominees."

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Mark Andrews, director, Brave, best animated feature:

"We are incredibly honored by today's Academy Award nomination. Brave has been an adventure from the beginning -- starting with our research trips to Scotland, the crew embarked upon a journey that inspired us all and forever changed our fates. Thanks to the Academy from all of us here at Pixar." 

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John Kars, director, Paperman, best animated short:

"It's beyond an honor to have Paperman nominated for an Oscar. I can't thank everyone on the team enough for their passion and hard work in making this dream project a reality."

Rich More, director, Wreck-It Ralph, best animated feature:

"To have the Wreck-It Ralph team's passion and years of hard work acknowledged by the Academy is an honor like no other. We are so proud, so grateful - I can't wait to congratulate everyone in-person."