02/02/2010 AT 02:30 PM EST
"I am thrilled beyond words to be nominated with these talented and inspiring women. Being involved in a film as special as Up in the Air was a dream come true. I am overwhelmed and honored by this nomination and am so grateful to be able to share this experience with George [Clooney], Vera [Farmiga] and Jason [Reitman]."
First-time Best Supporting Actress nominee Anna Kendrick reacts to facing off against Penélope Cruz, costar Farmiga, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Mo'Nique.
The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
– Alexis Chiu