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Actor Sam Elliott Reacts To His First-Ever Oscar Nomination

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The 2019 Academy Award nominations have been released this week and many actors are celebrating their nominations. One of them is Sam Elliott, who played the role of Bobby Maine in the 2019 hit A Star is Born.

The film was previously nominated for five Golden Globe nominations, and won the award for Best Original Song for “Shallow”, but now Elliott gets a chance to shine individually with a nomination Best Supporting Actor.

“Fifty years into the game and all of a sudden to have anything to do with this, to be connected with a film like this, it’s just a wonderful gift.”

“I think the thing off the top of my head might be, ‘It’s about f—ing time,’” he joked to Deadline following the news. “Beyond that, it’s really about the work; it’s just about the creative process. It’s great to be recognized for that, that’s really all it’s about.”

Elliott continues on with his thoughts about the nominations, saying, “Beyond that, it’s really about the work; it’s just about the creative process. It’s great to be recognized for that, that’s really all it’s about.”

“I just think it has a number of universal themes that a lot of people can tap into,” Elliott says, revealing why he thinks this remake of A Star is Born resonates so strongly with the audience. “The music’s one thing, that stands alone on some level, but it’s also an intricate part of the story. The love story, the love and loss. Then beyond that, it’s the addiction theme. I don’t know anybody that hasn’t had some connection, either directly or indirectly, someone in their family, or someone they love, with alcoholism or addiction.”

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