"Well, I think the fact that everyone was saying [my nomination] was a lock was flattering, but it terrified me. I thought it wasn't going to happen because fate has been tempted. So when I found out, I just started gulping air. I was a little nervous I was going to pass out. Hyperventilating gave way to crying -- it was a full-on display of emotions."
Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
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