This morning, the nominations came in for the 85th Academy Awards — and there’s great news: Hugh Jackman earned his very first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Congratulations, Hugh! Les Misérables scored a respectable eight nominations total, including Best Picture and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Anne Hathaway.
The original song composed for Hugh, “Suddenly,” written by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil has also been nominated. Unfortunately, performers of nominated songs receive no accolades; however, hopefully we can expect Hugh to sing the song live during the Oscar broadcast, to be held February 24th on ABC.
Check out the list of fellow actors Hugh was nominated alongside for Best Actor:
Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight
FOR THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES, GO HERE.