Don't get him wrong: Even after more than 50 years in the business, Robert Redford was thrilled early Thursday to hear he was nominated for a
When news broke that Redford had received a nod for his nearly silent performance in the survival drama "All Is Lost," his publicist immediately gave him a call at his home in Santa Fe. He said was pleased, but he would be going back to bed.
A few hours later, however, he was ready to face the press, insisting he never saw the recognition coming.
"I've always been wary of expectations. I think that's a dangerous thing to rely on," the 77-year-old said. "The only time I've seen the film was at Cannes, and when it was over, I thought, 'I thought they booed things here. This could go either way.'"
A day after he was snubbed by the
In the comedy and musical category, the nominated actors are
Isaac, who was about to jump on a plane from New York to Los Angeles, had learned of the news just before he was slated to appear on "Today."
"They took a gamble and had me on," he said. "If I hadn’t been nominated, it would have been a little more intense. They would have fully shamed me."