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Oscar nominees
share their reactions

Oscar nominees
share their reactions

Reaction to nominations for the 78th Academy Awards:

"We didn't make the film for any kind of political movement. We never expected to change people's minds. But if it does affect people's hearts, if perceptions can get altered, that's a good thing." -- Heath Ledger, nominated for Best Actor for the gay romance Brokeback Mountain

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"I'll really enjoy it because it will never happen again." -- Michelle Williams, on being nominated for Best Supporting Actress alongside fiance Ledger

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"I'm not certain that there's ever been a film that has a gay romance that's been embraced this way. But on the other hand, the film is about a lot more than that. I've said this before, but it's sort of like saying Lonesome Dove is just a story about a cattle drive." -- Diana Ossana, nominated with Larry McMurtry for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain

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"I think I'm amazed how people everywhere have had the sensitivity to want to get into the complexity of the issue, the probability of love, the illusion of love, all those things." -- Ang Lee, Best Director nominee for Brokeback Mountain

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"I'm just really delighted that this little film with big ambitions got the recognition it deserved. The only thing I wish is that some of my fellow cast members could have been recognized too." -- Matt Dillon, Best Supporting Actor nominee for Crash

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"I guess I'll go have a drink. I don't think my year could get much better." -- Paul Giamatti, Best Supporting Actor nominee for Cinderella Man

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"My eyes are so covered in tears I couldn't see half the television. I didn't expect to cry. I thought I would be all right." -- Terrence Howard, Best Actor nominee for Hustle & Flow

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"I am so thrilled to be nominated for something I loved working on every single day. I'm in such good company." -- Judi Dench, Best Actress nominee for Mrs. Henderson Presents

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"It's just beyond my wildest dreams ever. Especially having five nominations for the picture, it's a dream come true." -- Michael Ohoven, producer of Best Picture nominee Capote

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"I'm feeling very euphoric; I have a glass of champagne in front of me. It is the high point of my professional life so far. I say 'so far' because winning it would be even better, but I'll settle for this for now." -- Jeffrey Caine, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Constant Gardener

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"We're sharing the news with a lot of people, including a lot of people in Rwanda. The news is incredibly meaningful because they realize that people care about what happened to them." -- Kimberlee Acquaro, codirector of God Sleeps in Rwanda, nominated for Best Documentary Short (AP)

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