Oscar nominations: Jeremy Renner gets nod for second year in a row
Jeremy Renner, nominated for an Oscar last year for his lead performance in “The Hurt Locker,” racked up his second Academy Award nod on Tuesday, this time for his supporting role in the heist movie “The Town.”
Renner got the news in Vancouver, Canada, where he’s shooting “Mission: Impossible -– Ghost Protocol.”
“It’s just as electrifying a feeling,” he said. “It’s different only because it’s a different movie. It was such a small film last year with ‘The Hurt Locker.’ It’s a little bit harder to swallow that it’s happening again.”
Renner says he’s planning to invite his mother to the ceremony again. His advice for red carpet newbies? Wear comfortable shoes.
“I personally do a deep lunge,” he said. “It makes me feel silly like a 14-year-old boy, and it loosens me up and gets rid of my anxiety.”
-- Nicole Sperling
Photo: Actor Jeremy Renner and his mother arriving at the Academy Awards last year at the Kodak Theatre. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times