"It's as if I had swallowed some fireworks or something like this. My friends and my family in Paris, they are so happy." — Marion Cotillard, on her best actress nomination for "La Vie en Rose.
EDIT from k_obrien (sorry Dor!)
Her reaction from The Envelope/The LA Times:
"There are so many beautiful movies and performances this year, so for a French actress, with a French movie, to have this response is very, very special. I really hope for [the striking writers] to find a solution and, of course, quickly before the Oscars. I really wish them to find a resolution to go back work because creativity is on hold and it can't be on hold. It's like a flow and you have to let it out... I was so happy [when I heard I was nominated]. It's hard to describe this feeling, but the first person I thought of was Olivier Dahan, the director who offered me that amazing adventure..."Source
Finally, here's a reminder of why Marion has received such a serious number of accolades for her performance (spoiler alert):