After receiving an Oscar nomination for her supporting turn in
Stone was the youngest of five women to be nominated in the supporting actress category this year. The other nominees are
"My mother is so excited and my dad acted like, 'I knew you were getting nominated .... The academy always honors work that should be appreciated,' " Dern said. "Last year was really special with my dad. We were sitting there and he said, 'How about this, kid? These guys threw a dinner party and invited me to their table.' And that’s what it should be. Just the joy of being acknowledged. And wearing a pretty dress."
Dern recalled how her mother, "Wild at Heart" star
"You want it to a shared experience," she said. "And ['Wild' costar] Reese [Witherspoon] has become family. I owe everything to her. She found the material. ['Wild' author] Cheryl Strayed is super excited, too."
In Strayed's memoir, she recounts how she hiked 1,100 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail by herself at age 26. Dern, who plays the author's mother in the film, said she, Strayed and Witherspoon were planning to hike a portion of the trail this year.
"We want it to become a ritual," she said.