Naomi Watts promised herself she wouldn’t watch today’s Academy Awards nominations live, but couldn’t help herself.
Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announced the stars and movies in the running for the 2013 Oscars earlier today, with Naomi named in the best actress category for her turn in tsunami drama The Impossible. She faces stiff competition from Emmanuelle Riva, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis – the youngest star to ever get a mention in the category.
Naomi attended the People’s Choice Awards last night and vowed to get a good night’s sleep after the event, but couldn’t help switching on to see the big announcement.
“I went home early and went to bed by ten but I had three different wake ups from the kids and couldn’t go back to sleep. I swore to myself I wouldn’t turn on the TV because I was pretty sure it was not going to go that way,” she told USA Today. “I was lying here. I turned it on. I feel like it was tough category. A couple of other women were excluded that I thought for sure would get in. It was anyone’s guess as far as I was concerned. I’m doing very good but I’ve had no sleep.”
Naomi is astounded to have received a nomination for an Oscar, especially given some of those who aren’t in the running. She is thrilled that Jacki Weaver picked up a nod in the best supporting actress category for Silver Linings Playbook, but hoped to see her friend Nicole Kidman recognised for her turn in The Paperboy.
Although Naomi would love to take the time to drink in her success, she now has a whole new set of worries on her hands.
“The weird thing is, it’s hard to relax during this period, everyone is offering you clothes and jewellery,” she laughed. “Hang on a second. It’s not happening yet. I’m very superstitious. I don’t like to jinx things. I’m not going to have that conversation until it’s a reality but now that it is, I need to start thinking about it.”
Copyright: Cover Media 2013
Thursday, 10. January 2013