London, Jan 30 IANS | 6 months ago

Actor Jared Leto says he feels lucky to get a nomination for the 86th edition of the Academy Awards and says it is "insane and amazing".


The 42-year-old is nominated in the best actor in a supporting role category for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club".

"I feel like this is insane and amazing - I feel like the luckiest person in the world. It's a really special story and I feel proud to be a part of it," Leto said on a radio show.

Leto had put his acting career on hold for over six years to release music with his band Thirty Seconds To Mars and he admits the acclaim he is receiving for the role proves he was right to end his film hiatus for the project, reports contactmusic.com.

"It took six years for this to come to me. I wasn't looking to make a film but I ended up reading the script and fell in love (with it). I don't want to sound like a jerk right now but someone told me yesterday that I've won over 30 awards for it already. I didn't even know there were 30 awards to win. The big ones were the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards recently," he said.

(Posted on 30-01-2014)