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Oscars 2019: The best celebrity reactions to the nominations

From Spike Lee to Lupita Nyong'o, here's how Hollywood celebrated the news

Spike Lee was nominated for Best Director for 'BlacKkKlansman'. The film was also nominated for Best Picture. Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP File
Spike Lee was nominated for Best Director for 'BlacKkKlansman'. The film was also nominated for Best Picture. Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP File

There were surprises, upsets and predictions proved correct yesterday, as nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards were revealed.

From Black Panther making Oscar history with its Best Picture nomination to Nadine Labaki becoming the first female Arab filmmaker nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, there were plenty of landmark nods among the categories.

Some stars received their first nominations, such as director Spike Lee; others were old hands, including Glenn Close, who received her seventh accolade.

While we still have some time to wait until the winners are revealed (February 24, mark your calendars), much of Hollywood has already started celebrating those up for trophies.

Here, we round up the social media responses following the nominations being unveiled, whether from those who received nods, or those championing their peers.

Scroll down to see the best celebrity reactions:

Director Spike Lee broke into ecstatic bouncing when he learnt BlacKkKlansman had scored six nominations:

Roma's Yalitza Aparicio, who scored a nod for Best Actress, got emotional:

Best Actor nominee Rami Malek paid tribute to Queen's frontman:

Green Book's Mahershala Ali — who was born in Oakland — used the area code for his home town in his celebratory post which he captioned: "🤲🏿510🤲🏿 @theacademy":

Mark Ronson tagged in all his co-workers on A Star is Born's nominated Original Song track Shallow:

Richard E Grant took a trip down memory lane:

If Beale Street Could Talk's director and writer Barry Jenkins learnt of his nomination via handwritten notes:

Lupita Nyong'o shared a throwback clip to mark Black Panther's suite of nominations:

BlacKkKlansman producer was overjoyed for the film's director:

Nadine Labaki is hoping for an upgrade next month:

Best Actress nominee Glenn Close discovered the news in an idyllic spot:

Rob Lowe revealed which director he'd been hoping to see nominated:

Tony Bennett sent his love to former collaborator Lady Gaga after her best actress nod was announced:

Black Panther costume designer Ruth E Carter had a "great morning":


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Updated: January 23, 2019 03:50 PM