British director Steve McQueen has said that it was "surreal" finding out that his film 12 Years A Slave had secured nine Oscar nominations.
McQueen added that "it was one of those moments where all your dreams and ambitions had come true".
Receiving nine Oscar nominations for 12 Years A Slave is a "testament to all our hard work", British director Steve McQueen told the Hollywood Reporter.
McQueen said: "I'm extraordinarily happy for all the cast and crew of our 12 Years a Slave family. This has been an amazing ride, and to receive nine nominations from the Academy is testament to all of the hard work. And for that I am truly grateful."
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has congratulated his co-stars after it was revealed that he was up for Best Actor for his role in The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Receiving an Oscar nomination for documentary feature The Square is "double cause for pride", said British-born actor Khalid Abdalla, who stars as one of the main protagonists in the film.
Jehane Noujaim's documentary is based in Tahrir Square, in Cairo and follows the journey of three protesters, each from a different background.
Actress Judi Dench has said she is "proud" to have been nominated for the best actress Oscar, for her role in Philomena.
She said: "This is just the loveliest news. I'm so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been."
Meryl Streep's best supporting actress nomination for her role in August: Osage County is her 18th Oscar nomination - a record for the awards.
British film Philomena and 12 Years A Slave, directed by Londoner Steve McQueen, are both nominated for the best picture Oscar.
London-born director Steve McQueen is nominated for the best director Oscar for 12 Years A Slave.
British film Philomena, which stars Steve Coogan and Dam Judi Dench, is nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.