Best Actor in a Leading Role - Jeremy Renner, 'The Hurt Locker'
In anticipation of the nominations, Jeremy Renner's entire family went out for waffles at 5 a.m. When Renner called them to share the news, "my mom was screaming so loud, I don't even know what she said. Then I told her she would be my date to the Oscars and she screamed some more." Renner said that before awards season, "the biggest victory for us was that the film even got inside a movie theater. How lucky are we that it's resonated with critics, the military and now the Academy?"
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