Oscars 2014: Jared Leto reacts -- 'Yesterday I was doing jury duty, today I got an Academy Award nomination'

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Jared Leto is having an amazing morning — but when he first woke up he thought maybe an Oscar nomination wasn’t going to happen. “I woke up about an hour ago [5:37 am] and thought, ‘Oh I must not have gotten the nomination because no one woke me up yet. I was having a philosophical debate in my head about gratitude versus disappointment so you know I just won the Golden Globe and I’ve won 25 or so awards this season for the film already so there’s a lot to be grateful for. The nomination obviously is a huge one and it’s a great thing to get it.”

But a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Dallas Buyers Club isn’t the only thing on Leto’s mind this morning. He’s also got jury duty to contend with. (Oscar nominees! They’re just like us!) “It’s great: yesterday I was doing jury duty, today I got an Academy Award nomination…. only in America,” Leto said. “We probably shouldn’t talk about the case anymore (laughs).”

Leto, who won a Golden Globe for his performance last Sunday, hasn’t gotten to thinking about what he might say if he wins the Oscar. Reminiscing about his Globes win, Leto shared:  “It’s a big one. There’s a lot of buzz happening in that room and you’re so blown away to get that kind of acknowledgement. And it’s not about the award, or having something to put on your mantle, it’s not about the ego. You really have the chance to share something with your family. My brother was there so when I won it kind of felt like we won together. It was really nice. But I think everybody knows how grateful I am and now with 6 nominations [for the film] everybody has a lot to be grateful for.”

For now, “I’m going to go back to bed and then I’m going to wake up and eat vegan pancakes and contemplate how wonderful life can be.”

– Reporting by Karen Valby

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