When nominated for an Academy Award, some actors accept the nomination quietly in an attempt to convey a certain level of coolness.
Richard E. Grant is not one of these actors. The 61-year-old is not even going to pretend that he’s not totally over-the-moon excited about his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Grant, who posted an emotional video to Twitter when he first received the nomination, just went to the annual Oscar nominees luncheon, and it’s safe to say that he didn’t keep his cool. Like, at all.
On Twitter, Grant posted a series of very blurry selfies with the other nominees.
Just because you’re a star, doesn’t mean you don’t get star-struck when you run into Bradley Cooper.
Or Mahershala Ali, Lady Gaga, Rami Malek, and Rachel Weisz.
Here’s a closer look at those gloriously blurred selfies.
Grant’s night didn’t even end there. The actor followed up with another tweet saying “This is now getting beyond ‘pinch yourself’ – more like ‘punch yourself,'” in reference to meeting Spike Lee, Amy Adams, Regina King, Glenn Close, Sam Elliot and Viggo Mortensen.
Living the dream, indeed.
Once again, here are Grant’s selfies in all their blurry glory.
How are you going to cope at the actual awards ceremony, Richard?