And the award for best reaction goes to…
“This morning is a little special in the Bassett Vance household with the news of my Oscar nomination,” the actress, who is ready for her supporting role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever said to E!. “What draws me to each of the women I’ve featured in my career is their strength, compassion, resilience, and power. Wakanda ForeverQueen Ramonda is a character that touches my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving country as she cares for her grieving family. Ramonda is a love letter that shows and acknowledges what we women do every day. There’s so much to unpack as an actor because it’s great storytelling, along with so much talent in front of and behind the camera.
He continued, “I thank the Academy for including me in such a wonderful group of artists. Congratulations to my colleague Wakanda Forever nominees – moreover Cooler, Ruth E. Carter, Camille’s friend, Joel Harlow, Rihanna, Thems, Ludwig Göransson, Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and And Sudick. I look forward to March 12 as we cheer and celebrate each other. “
Colin Farrell also shared his enthusiasm.
“The Academy is very grateful for all the love it has shared with Banshees cast and crew,” the actor, who is ready for his lead role in The Banshees of Inisherinsaid in a statement to E!. “Also, beyond honored to be joined by my fellow nominees. A hearty congratulations to all the young people!”