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."
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."
-- Amy Kaufman
Photo: Nick Nolte, right, with son Brawley Nolte on the Academy Awards red carpet Sunday. Credit: Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images