Jonah Hill “Overwhelmed” By His Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nomination
To think, Jonah Hill started off his career playing that random kid wanting to buy some goldfish shoes in THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN. And now, he is a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for his role in MONEYBALL.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Jonah says that thanks to those beginnings, the huge honor is something that is still hitting hard:
“I feel like I’m in a dream still…I didn’t sleep all night and then I watched it on TV and I’ve just been on the phone ever since… I’m really, really overwhelmed, I can’t believe that this is my life right now.”
Jonah says that the leap to drama was something he has always wanted to do, and he is ecstatic that he was able to pull it off:
“To me, it’s really amazing, because I think there’s very few actors — you know, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams — I mean two of the most legendary ones to successfully transition from comedy to drama, being able to do both, and you know the fact that it is my second drama…And to get nominated for an Academy Award for it just gives me encouragement to keep making more dramas.”
To make the moment even more special, Hill’s MONEYBALL co-star, Brad Pitt, called him yesterday morning to congratulate him:
“He just said he’s really proud and excited and I felt the same way, you know…And I loved ‘[The] Tree of Life,’ his other film that got him nominated for Best Picture.”