Bruce Dern on Oscar Nomination: 'Pretty Fantastic'

The actor woke up early to news he had been nominated for best actor in "Nebraska."
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Transcript for Bruce Dern on Oscar Nomination: 'Pretty Fantastic'
Bruce -- on the phone just nominated for best actor for his role in Nebraska congratulations. Good morning to you it's. It's still years since -- last nomination. What was it like to hear your name this morning. -- don't -- -- -- I was still how yeah. What was it that are going to be 538. Now larger than clock and it's five Florida and I -- just. But I'm mass spectrum about just leave them come Jerry Yamaha. That's quite a wake up call -- that's quite a wake up call you got this morning. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- One -- on folks screen appears stand up and say come on down that's pretty apparent. And -- in the collaborative process that is still making you know I think the best directors also put -- actors in the position to succeed. And find the best in your performance what was it like working with Alexander. Well I was very weird because I see. I don't know honoring nominations we've got. The wonder of Alexander -- is that he is. -- fattest coach and general manager Q well -- putting together. A group of folks I think we did pretty well today and we've always felt we were kind of little engine that could this movie. And you know the most wonderful thing he has throughout my career I've always wanted to be in the movie. That was the word of mouth will be better this year I'm kinda and the word of me what they have now -- You know Bruce. As well will afforded such great work with you not nominated -- -- -- may be -- a lot of people don't know or didn't know until today she was nominated. -- in your feelings about that nomination. -- out Travis is that. I'm she just she's a revelation in the -- -- was a revelation there. My life I think Alexander. Jack Nicholson -- the only two people that really knew how good she was and they scatter them about Schmidt. And audiences discover her and I think of movie might be going -- a certain way and all of a sudden. -- shoot from Baghdad L and I. -- -- but he's just -- -- Lots can graduate -- who just let's we will talk to me that nowhere is no I and the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- risk now that he got picked up six nominee -- Nebraska and actually it's not -- of Brewster and thank you congratulations again and and thank you thank. You so much and tech firms including management monitors doctor. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know the carbon everything I don't. That's -- right yeah.

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