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Oscar nominees react

Gary Oldman says the nomination is “amazing”; Hell & Back Again producer says Oscar would be “the ultimate honour.”

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Best Actor

“This afternoon in Berlin I have learned that I was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor. You may have heard this before, but it has never been truer than it is for me today, it is extremely humbling, gratifying, and delightful to have your work recognized by the Academy, and to join the celebrated ranks of previous nominees and colleagues. Amazing.”

Chico & Rita, Best Animated Feature

Steve Christian, Chairman of CinemaNX said, “We’re absolutely thrilled that this labour of love has been recognised and congratulate the directors Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando as well as the producers Martin Pope and Michael Rose.”

Magic Light Pictures’ Michael Rose and Martin Pope: “We heard the news by text while we were at lunch in Soho. It’s a fabulous feeling and we are all thrilled and delighted that the Academy has recognised the film with this nomination.”

Hell & Back Again, Best Documentary

Producer Mike Lerner said: “Danfung Dennis risked his life to make this extraordinary film that challenges our complacency about war. Roast Beef are proud to have supported him on this incredible journey. After winning at Sundance, Moscow, Cinema Eye, and Dupont, an Academy Award would be of course be the ultimate honour.”

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