Nominees Speak Out

They always say what a shock it is to be nominated, but this year, some Oscar nominees may actually have been surprised when the announcements came this morning. “The reality is I got up at 5:55 here in Utah and looked at the clock and figured the nominations were announced and it didn’t happen,” said Josh Brolin, who was nominated for his supporting role in Milk. “I said to myself, ‘That’s OK I can deal with it.’ Then I realized there’s a one-hour time difference.” Viola Davis, who was nominated for best supporting actress for Doubt, had a different strategy: get drunk. “I didn’t sleep all night,” she said. “I screamed in my husband’s ear and drank some champagne.”