Every year, the Academy Award nominations give us a chance to raise our eyebrows at celebrity humility. Were you really asleep, famous movie star on the precipice of of an Oscar nod? We're highly doubtful.
Yes, we know it's an ungodly 5:30 a.m. in Los Angeles when nominations are announced, but they're also the culmination of months and months of strategizing and campaigning and hoping. So you'll forgive us if, drawing from roundups of reactions at places like The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly, we suspect some of the usual "Oh, I was asleep" claims are a bit disingenuous.
Leto, who has for a while now been the likely frontrunner in the Best Supporting Actor race, didn't exactly say he was asleep, but almost. "I thought I didn't get the nomination because I woke up and [mistakenly] thought it was getting light outside. But then I got a knock on the door from Emma Ludbrook, who produced Artifact with me." He then said he was going to go back to bed and "then wake up and make vegan pancakes." Okay, Jared, okay.
Adams said: "It’s a very good thing to wake up to; we were all asleep!" Amy Lou Adams (we had to look up her middle name, we're so incredulous), you aren't fooling anyone! We know you want this and you want it bad. This is your fifth nomination, and you're looking for a win. If you were "asleep" you were "asleep" with one eye open, staring at your bedside clock, waiting for your phone to buzz with a text from David O. Russell. You were probably humming the tune to "Defying Gravity" to psych yourself up. Don't worry, Amy, we've done that too.