'Angelina Jolie? She wishes!' 'Easy A' star jokes to MTV News about Best Actress competition.
By Eric Ditzian
We're pretty sure Emma Stone owes us a big thank you. Just after MTV News named her the actress we're most thankful for in 2010, the Golden Globes went ahead and honored the 22-year-old with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role in "Easy A."
Hardly a coincidence, no? And, as it turns out, Stone is pretty sure she owes us some gratitude too. "This goes to you," she laughed when she called MTV News after the Globe announcement. "Thank you very much. You're who I'm most thankful for in 2010!"
Second place perhaps goes to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing her work in "Easy A." Stone confessed that the nomination came "completely out of nowhere" for her and the last thing she was expecting was a pre-dawn phone call with such happy news.
"I was completely asleep because it was 5:30 in the morning, and my manger called me sounding very upset, which is what you think when someone calls you at 5:30 in the morning," she said. "Then I realized it was excitement and he wasn't upset. I realized that nothing was burning down and no one was hurt and everything was wonderful."
Stone doesn't have much time to celebrate, though. She's expected to report to work as usual on the set of "Spider-Man," Sony's reboot of the venerable comic book franchise. There she'll find fellow Globe nominee (and current wearer of Peter Parker's Spidey tights) Andrew Garfield, who garnered a nod for "The Social Network."
"I could bring him a salted-caramel cupcake," she said. "But I don't know if he's eating a lot of those right now because of all the Spider-Man-ness. I could bring him maybe a bran muffin."
While Stone believes she doesn't have a shot at winning the best actress award — and had a ball jokingly dissing her competition with lines like, "Angelina Jolie? She wishes!" — she said even to be included in such illustrious competition has catapulted her breakout year from "borderline ridiculous into truly bizarre and amazing."
"I don't know what's going on," she laughed. "I think a comet's going to hit my house in 10 seconds."
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