Oscars 2012: Nick Nolte doesn’t really hang out with this crowd


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Nick Nolte wasn’t very excited to be at the Oscars on Sunday.

‘I’m not really excited deep down inside,’ the supporting actor nominee admitted. Why so glum, we wondered?

‘Because I don’t know anyone here. There’s nobody that I really hang out with,’ Nolte said. ‘I’m not going to have any real deep conversations.’


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Nolte was happy to be sitting next to his son, Brawley Nolte. As for his chances against shoo-in Christopher Plummer, he said he wasn’t frustrated that he wasn’t considered the category’s front-runner.

‘I’ve had times here where the Vegas odds are in my favor,’ he said. ‘I’m not anxious to win because it’s a terrible responsibility, what you have to do when you win.

‘You’ve gotta talk to people all over the world. You’ve gotta pose for a picture with all the winners. It’s a lot of work.’


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