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Amy Adams, 'American Hustle,' lead actress nomination

What a week. First a Globe win. Now this. I have no words. It's one of those things that I would reflect on years from now. It's been really fun and awesome. It's really great. I talk about my kid a lot, which is a normal mom thing to do. But it's awesome to have her. It puts it all in perspective. What does she think of all this stuff? She doesn't really understand. She said, "What's that?" I said, "It's a Golden Globe. I won it last night." She's like, "Ooh, it looks like a trophy." I said, "It is a trophy. It's really heavy." She said, "I won this trophy at the circus!" That puts it in perspective. She made make-believe that she won a trophy for being a circus performer. I said, "You know I sort of won it at the circus too." You've been down the Oscars nomination road before. Is this still the fresh surprise it once was? How much does it feel old hat to you by this point? Each one holds a different meaning. I have to say, this one, I cannot believe that I am nominated in the company I'm nominated with. ... Judi Dench, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett have always been the people I said I want to be like when I grow up. Sandra is someone I've gotten to know through the years and she couldn't be a more graceful and lovely human being. Also a tremendous actress. It's so cool to be in the company of these other women.
Jennifer S. Altman / For the Times
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