Look, Toni Collette was quite severely snubbed by her omission from the 2019 Academy Award nominations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take vicarious pleasure in the reactions of folks who were nominated.
Footage has emerged on social media of the moments several front-runners learned they were nominated for the film world’s most notable awards, and all of it is pretty life-affirming.
Take this clip from Roma star Yalitza Aparicio, who learned she was nominated for Best Actress via a stream on her laptop:
Then there’s this gleeful post-nomination video courtesy of Richard E. Grant, who could walk away with the Best Supporting Actor statuette for his work in Can You Ever Forgive Me?:
Am levitating at this astonishing news. Thank you to @TheAcademy for this nomination in such incredible company. I’m indebted to so many people but most of all @melissamccarthy & Marielle Heller @cyefm ❤️@SearchlightUK pic.twitter.com/CIdJSMLkj1— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 22, 2019
If that’s not enough, cop this footage of Spike Lee, who was nominated for Best Director thanks to his work on BlacKkKlansman:
Lupita Nyong’o, who kicked all kinds of asses in Black Panther, didn’t precisely share new footage after learning the film was nominated for a raft of awards including Best Picture. Instead, she reminded us all of the sheer bloody glee the cast felt when they first clapped their eyes on their completed work:
Seven #OscarNoms for #BlackPanther, including best picture!! This is our reaction the first time we saw footage from the film and we're feeling this way all over again today! Thank you @TheAcademy! #WakandaForever #Oscars pic.twitter.com/lXWv3nsN90— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 22, 2019
Elsewhere, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse co-producer Chris Miller shared a couple of telling images describing his excitement at the film’s nomination for Best Animated Feature:
Rob Bredow, part of the visual effects crew on Solo, used some of his own work to describe his excitement:
Fiona Crombie, the Australian nominated as part of the production design team behind The Favourite‘s sumptuous look, told The Today Show “it’s been a pretty strange day” responding to the news.
“When we heard our names we both shrieked, we did the thing we thought we wouldn’t do,” Crombie said.
Her Aussie counterpart Tony McNamara, who was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for his work on the same film, told EW the news was monumental.
“As a small boy in a country town in Australia, whose first movie experience was Herbie Goes Bananas, I never dreamed I would be the recipient of an Oscar nomination,” McNamara said.
“It’s a thrill to be in a category with so many amazing writers. My thanks to my friend and collaborator Yorgos Lanthimos for his brilliance.”
You can watch even more people flip out when the award ceremony goes down on February 25 Australian time.