Andrew Garfield's Reaction To His Oscar Nomination Was Brilliant
Yesterday the 89th Academy Award nominations were announced; La La Land smashed it as it was nominated for 14 awards in total.
Epic war drama Hacksaw Ridge also did well, landing six nominations, including the biggie - best picture and best director in Mel Gibson.
Hacksaw Ridge star Andrew Garfield is up for best actor for his portrayal of World War II medic Desmond Doss who became the first conscientious objector to win the US medal of honour.
Not letting the Oscar buzz go to his head, Andrew's reaction was pretty chilled. Talking to Entertainment Weekly about the moment his agent called him to tell him he had been nominated, he said: "It's lovely and so cool. And I'm sure there's been some mistake." There's nothing like a bit of confidence in your work, eh?
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Talking about his character, he added: "Desmond wasn't a soldier for any specific country, actually, because he treated both enemy soldiers and his own. I think people are resonating with that and with the virtues Desmond embodied: compassion, love, empathy and humility - really true, sincere humility."
Meanwhile his ex-girlfriend, Emma Stone, who is up for best actress for her role in La La Land, was one of the first react to her Oscar nomination saying: "What a morning. I am so grateful for this honour and I'm so happy to share this feeling with my La La Land family.
"The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie.
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"I'm also overjoyed that the movie has connected with audiences in the way it has, and that it's hopefully bringing a kick in their step to those who watch it.
"This is beyond any of our wildest imaginings and we can't wait to celebrate together,"
Her co-star, Ryan Gosling, is up against Andrew for the best actor gong for his role in La La Land. Andrew and Ryan are battling Casey Affleck, nominated for Manchester by the Sea, Denzel Washington in Fences and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic.
The winners will be announced on 26 February.
It was an amazing year for La La Land, which is basically up for every category it could possibly be nominated in. Its 14 nominations means it ties with 1997 smash hit Titanic, which was also nominated for 14 and won 11.
Meryl Streep also set a new record as she received her 20th Academy Award best actress nomination for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins.
I imagine this was her actual face when she heard the news. Credit: Pathe
Meryl has won three Oscars in her career, pretty impressive.
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