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Nominees, celebs and fans react to Oscar surprises, snubs

Oscar nominations are out, and there were plenty of favorites, snubs and surprises to go around, leading celebs and fans alike to take to social media with their reactions. 

There we the expected favorites such as "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," both of which lead the nominees with nine nods each.



"Birdman" stars Emma Stone and Michael Keaton each released a statements expressing their excitement for their nominations. 

Stone, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, wrote: 

"Well, this is surreal. I am completely knocked out. Thank you to the Academy for this incredible honor. I am very proud and lucky to be a part of Birdman and can't believe it came to this. I am so f***ing excited. Are you allowed to say f*** when you're making a statement for the Oscars? I'm just really f***ing excited."  

Her co-star Keaton, nominated in the Best Actor category, said through a publicist: “Humbled, thankful and more than anything, grateful. So, so happy that Alejandro and the cast and crew are getting recognized. I am proud to be a part of such a bold, gutsy and daring experiment that is Birdman. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I am going to try as best I can and see if I can wipe this smile off my face. Wish me luck.” 

And on the surprise front, "American Sniper" received six total nominations including Best Picture, significant given the film's notable snub from the Golden Globes.



But the Oscars had snubs of its own, most notably that David Oyelowo, who portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in "Selma," was missing from the Actor in a Leading Role category, and "The Lego Movie" was absent from the Best Animated Feature Film nominees. 



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Along with the "Selma" snub, many people on Twitter noted a lack of diversity in the major categories and the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was trending shortly after the nominations were revealed. 





But perhaps the most surprising nomination came when Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced that "Dick Poop" had been nominated in the Cinematography category for his work on "Mr. Turner," accidentally mispronouncing the name of the actual cinematographer, Dick Pope.





Check out more great reaction to the Oscar nominees and snubs below.