Michael De Luca, one of the producers of "The Social Network," said he got up early to watch the nominations, tiptoed past his sleeping 3-year-old son's bedroom and was celebrating with his daughter.
For Annette Bening, nommed for "The Kids Are All Right," it's all about the math.
With an Oscar nom under his belt, Jesse Eisenberg will jump from "The Social Network" hullaballoo to hosting this week's edition of "Saturday Night Live."
For "The King's Speech" scribe David Seidler, who says he himself was a "profound stutterer" as a kid, King George VI's story was deeply personal.
The irony of a film about a ground-breaking communications tool being spearheaded by uncommunicative founders was not lost on "The Social Network" producer Kevin Spacey.
A second collaboration with helmer Danny Boyle proved fruitful for A.R. Rahman, who earned a composer nom and bid for song for "If I Rise" from "127 Hours."
Since Jan. 26 is Australia's equivalent of July 4th, Jacki Weaver felt a lot of pressure to score an Oscar nomination for her countrymen.
Debra Granik, who adapted the screenplay for "Winter's Bone" with Anne Rosellini, says she's especially stunned by the nomination because her film wasn't widely available.
"Restrepo" director Sebastian Junger may take a little time out to enjoy the Oscar spotlight, but after that he's heading back to Afghanistan where his documentary takes place.
Javier Bardem was touched to be nommed for lead actor for his non-English speaking role in "Biutiful," which also made the cut for foreign-lingo pic.