2014 Oscar Nomination Reactions
Steve Coogan, best original screenplay nominee (with Jeff Pope) for Philomena: "I heard the phone ring this morning and thought, 'Ok, it has to be good news.' In Hollywood, good news travels fast; bad news you have to eek out of people. It’s so wonderful how this film has changed the landscape this year. It’s a really loving story and I'm so pleased with how Philomena herself has been affected by the film. It's definitely helped her heal telling her story -- everyone wants to give her a hug after all the Q&A sessions. I definitely want to celebrate this achievement with my co-writers today, but I was raised Catholic, so I can't let go to my head. I have to put in a decent day’s work first."