Black Panther, Into the Spider-Verse, and More of Our Favorites React to Their Oscar Nominations

T’Challa and Miles are both Oscar nominees today.
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After Oscar nominations come out, it’s easy to get lost in them. The snubs, the surprises, what’s in, what’s out...there’s a lot to digest. Because of that, sometimes you forget the sheer joy these nominations bring the people involved, whether it’s a personal nod or one for a project they were a part of.

Let’s focus on that. Below, we grabbed a few of our favorite social media reactions to today’s Oscar nominations (see the full list here), with a focus on the io9 genre movies.

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First up, a past Oscar winner congratulates her fellow cast and crew of one of the most-nominated films, Black Panther.

And of course, our favorite movie of the year, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, got some love from its co-writer and co-director Rodney Rothman. Oh, spoilers.

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Here’s the head of visual effects for Solo: A Star Wars Story (and current head of ILM) Rob Bredow watching the nominations with his family. It’s awesome.

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One of the producers of Into the Spider-Verse gave the world this cool image.

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And though Richard E. Grant was not nominated for a genre movie (his Best Supporting Actor nod is for drama Can You Ever Forgive Me?), he will next been seen in Star Wars: Episode IX, so check this out.

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Mary Poppins Returns probably deserved one or two more nominations but one of its co-stars was happy anyway.

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Somehow, Spike Lee’s Best Director nomination for BlacKkKlasman was his first ever. Crazy, right? Fellow filmmaker Jordan Peele was happy about that.

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Speaking of BlacKkKlansman, another Star Wars star got his first Oscar nomination because of that film.

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Here’s another one from Into the Spider-Verse nominee Chris Miller. But this is significant because he and Phil Lord famously left Solo: A Star Wars Story, and he still had this classy response for that movie.

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Here’s a weird one, from Martin Freeman’s brother, Jamie.

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Finally, a little self-congratulation never hurt anyone. Here are some official accounts patting themselves on the back—but rightfully so.

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Will these movies win? Find out February 24 when the Oscars air on ABC.


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Germain Lussier

Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo