Nick Nolte has said his surprise Oscar nomination was worth an early morning wake-up call.
The veteran actor was recognised in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Warrior.
Nolte will be competing against the likes of Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow and Kenneth Branagh at next month's ceremony.
Asked at the Los Angeles premiere of new HBO TV show Luck if the news made a good start to his morning, he said:
"Yes it was. A little early, but I went back to sleep. It was great."
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