Oscar Spreads Magic All Over Tinseltown
January 31, 2006
It's was a magical morning in Hollywood
Tuesday, as the Academy announced the nominations for the
78th Annual Academy Awards. "Extra's" Jon Kelley
was on Oscar duty and got reactions from the excited nominees.
Felicity Huffman continued to feel the magic Tuesday; the
actress has been on cloud nine since winning big at the
Emmys, Golden Globes and SAG Awards. "I never thought
this dream would come true," she admitted. "And
here I am."
And how did the "Housewife's" famous hubby, William
H. Macy, take the news? "When we heard the phone ring,
he rolled over and gave me a hug and said don't answer it,"
But Felicity will have tough competition. She'll go head
to head with SAG Award winner Reese Witherspoon, who "Extra"
caught up with in Berlin where she's promoting "Walk
"I'm very excited," Withersoon said. "But
I can't get any of my family on the phone because it's too
And it seems that Sandra Bullock's campaign to get "Crash"
and "Hustle and Flow" star Terrence Howard an
Oscar nod did not go unnoticed. The critically acclaimed
actor earned his first ever Oscar nomination, which had
his family running circles in excitement!
"My mom was running around the house," he revealed.
"And she didn't even have time to talk to me because
she was talking to her mom on the phone."
Howard was equally proud of the six nominations received
by the racially charged "Crash," which came on
the morning Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife, Coretta, passed.
"It carries on the thoughts of Coretta Scott King,"
Howard said. "And her attempts to change the world."
Terrence also had a special message for his "Crash"
co-star, Matt Dillon: "I'm going to have to give him
a big old sloppy kiss."
And "Junebug's" Amy Adams shared her Best Supporting
Actress nomination news with her mom, who was actually working
at Starbucks in Colorado at the time.
"She screamed, 'My daughter got an Oscar nomination!'"
Adams revealed. "I could hear all her co-workers yelling,
and I'm sure their customers were going, 'What? Where's
It's a double dose of good news for all the female nominees,
as each of them will receive a $6,000 L'Oreal Color of Hope
evening bag, designed by Lambertson Truex. Cheers to all